LaceWood Jewelry Box

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Project by JayCee123 posted 03-17-2017 10:39 PM 816 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box measures approximately 12”w x 5”h x 8”d and is made from Lacewood and Purple Heart. I tried to maintain an oriental/craftsman look. The Purple Heart posts are dadoed and beams are let into the posts and box sides. The lift out tray is divided; the tray and bottom are covered in velvet. The box is lacquered in order to keep the Lacewood as light as possible. A Chinese “good luck” coin was inlayed into the top. So far so good :).

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#1 posted 03-17-2017 10:53 PM

Nice box, I’m not much on lacewood, but it looks good with the PH

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 03-17-2017 11:06 PM

That box looks really cool. Like the legs and the interior looks sharp. Did you have any kind of reaction when working with the lacewood?

-- Who are they that judge...

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#3 posted 03-17-2017 11:36 PM

cool design

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-18-2017 03:23 AM

Lot of beauty in this box. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 03-18-2017 12:08 PM

Pretty cool and interesting solutions on legs joinery.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-18-2017 02:09 PM

Great design, nice wood combo.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 03-18-2017 02:24 PM

Unique design and wonderful woods.

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#8 posted 03-18-2017 02:52 PM

The “posts” really tie the legs into the box (both figuratively and structurally 8^), very clean!

Did you hinge the lid on the rear legs with pins or are they in the back?

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#10 posted 03-18-2017 04:16 PM


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#11 posted 03-18-2017 05:14 PM

Thank you all very much for the comments/compliments.

Hi Dan …. No adverse reactions to working with the Lacewood, although I have read that some have been negatively affected. The older I get the more dust collection and protection i use :)

Hi Splinter … The top is hinged to rear legs.

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#12 posted 03-18-2017 05:25 PM

Oh what a fabulous box this is! I love the design and wonderful details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 03-18-2017 06:32 PM

That’s a great looking box! I like the wood combo—and love that Asian/Craftsman look!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 03-18-2017 09:15 PM

i will be making something like this very soon!!!


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#15 posted 03-19-2017 05:28 AM

Jay, lots to like in this design. The colors are a nice contrast. The splines as connectors to the oblong legs is a good idea. The finish, photos, and crisp look are also winners. The inset coin and brass pins are icing on the cake. You have taken care with all your details and the result is a box with real eye appeal and solid functional practicality. Nice work.

-- Big Al in IN

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