mahogany/ambrosia maple jewelry chest

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Project by John Daugherty posted 03-21-2010 01:35 AM 2464 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my 13 year old daughter. It’s far from perfect, but she likes it. I’ve had the ambrosia maple for about 2 years trying to decide what to use it for. I lined all the drawers with the velvet that she picked out. I’ve got the knobs on order. They should be here first of the week. I’m waiting on them to put the back on.

Thanks for looking


Got the knobs today and finished it up. My daughter is very happy with is so I am too!

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 01:49 AM

It’s precious. And even more precious, it’s for your daughter who appreciates it. She’ll cherish it for many years.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 02:07 AM

That is pretty. Great gift from Dad.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 03-21-2010 02:12 AM

this is a real nice chest!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 02:55 AM

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 03:16 AM

A lovley gift you have made. I’m sure youre daughter loves it.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 03:26 AM

Nice gift. Something I’m sure she will appreciate and cherish with each passing year.


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#7 posted 03-21-2010 03:27 AM

a beuityful gift
well done Dad
this will be a very
preciated memmery
for her in the future


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#8 posted 03-21-2010 04:19 AM

the grain on the inside is just wonderful… it’s good that you kept the continuity across the drawers.

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#9 posted 03-21-2010 06:12 AM

Ditto on the drawers : ) Great job overall !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 03-21-2010 11:33 AM

Beautifully done.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 03-21-2010 12:02 PM

very nicely done

-- -erik & christy-

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#12 posted 03-21-2010 02:52 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. She really likes it.

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#13 posted 03-23-2010 07:27 AM

This is absolutely awesome! The door panels really make a statement and the joinery is very nice.

-- avid termite

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#14 posted 01-18-2011 06:50 PM

Very good job! I like the maple doors. I’m thinking about building one similar with spalted maple, still not forsure how I want to do the drawers on the inside.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#15 posted 07-31-2011 07:19 PM

It’s imperfectly perfect! Have you ever considered making wood handles and knobs for it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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