|Project by Dan M||posted 11-11-2007 12:33 AM||1851 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
All .. for your viewing and feedback I present my first ever box.. a jewelry box made as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law (the one who isn’t getting a clock grin)...
The box itself is cherry (3/4”) with a bloodwood inlay in the top .. I went with hard maple for the removable tray as well as the frame for the mirror that is hidden under the lid. I went with miter joints on the corners instead of a ‘fancier’ type of joinery… I also wanted to give it the illusion of having a floating top hence the gap/shadow area between the lid and the lower portion
The finish is Varathane’s traditional cherry with four coats of semi-gloss poly (the wife likes ‘shiny wood’)
If I had to too it all over again I think I’d try dovetail’d corners and a thinner stock – at least for the top as at 3/4” it is a little top heavy when opened
-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL