|Project by hackery||posted 11-16-2016 10:19 AM||543 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I am still very new to woodworking and this piece is my first small project that sort of turned out as intended but very far removed from perfect.
My 3rd year wedding anniversary was coming up and according to some such nonsense the material for 3rd year wedding anniversary is leather… not keen on working with leather I decided to make the wife a jewelery box and line the drawers with leather sofa scraps I bought online.
I half built this project and then realized I had made a mistake and had to start over again and then half way through the second build my table saw literally blew up so that put me behind for more than a week whilst I tried to source a replacement in this ridiculous country (Northern Ireland).
There was a lot of glue ups and clamping what with having essentially 6 boxes inside a box… 4 drawers and 2 doors. Massive amount of sanding and resanding and went through a lot of masking tape during glue ups and finishing.
I decided to put the real leather drawer liners suede side up as I preferred the look and texture to the leather side.
I freely admit I hate sanding and finishing but I tried my best to exercise patient which I normally have none of.
No were near the level of skill involved in other people’s projects that are on here but for my first attempt at a small detailed project I was fairly happy with the outcome.
7mm thick pieces all milled from raw un-treated lumber, 27mm deep drawers, 20mm deep doors, 3 hangers on each door for necklaces and bracelets.
Around 40 hours believe it or not worth of work.
-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK