6 drawer jewelry box made of.....a little bit of everything!

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Project by woodn posted 01-28-2018 02:54 AM 1760 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a collection of woods. The two sides are made of shop-sawn ash veneers. I had a piece of 6/4 ash with heartwood and sapwood and edge cut it on the band saw to get the strips, then I glued them up in book match fashion into sheets. These were vacuum glued to 1/2” mdf panels. Didn’t have a use in mind at the time, so they sat around for a year or so. Then I found a piece of spalted beech that had color tones that i thought would work with the ash. The drawer fronts are birdseye maple, and the pulls more of the spalted beech. The drawers are lined with faux suede upholstery fabric. This is by far my first choice for that. The first deeper drawer has a half-wide upper sliding tray that also includes a small ring bar. (If you want to see how to make these, you can find a write up on my blog, (which I know I don’t keep up very well) at The box is finished with satin lacquer.

Just got a great review from the gentleman who bought this for his wife this past Christmas. Guess it went over well.

-- Bob

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#1 posted 01-28-2018 03:46 AM

Well that looks like a pretty neat job Bob

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 01-28-2018 03:50 AM

Very nice work.

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#3 posted 01-28-2018 10:59 AM

So beautiful interior design. I like the wood you used to make it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-28-2018 12:47 PM

Really nice box. Execution and design is great.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 01-28-2018 02:17 PM

Very nice…..GREAT Job!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#6 posted 01-28-2018 02:35 PM

That little bit of everything you used turn into a very nice looking jewelry box. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 01-28-2018 03:02 PM

Simply great

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#8 posted 01-28-2018 03:30 PM

This jewelry box has a lot of wonderful details and also shows a lot of nice craftsmanship. The wood is so nice and I like the design. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 01-28-2018 04:09 PM

Bob, exceptional work on the jewelry box. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#10 posted 01-28-2018 04:12 PM

Very nice design and functionality, beautiful work Bob!

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 06:36 PM

man that came out nice,i like your design and choice of wood,very elegant.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 01-29-2018 12:31 AM

Outstanding job! For a little of this and some of that, it all came together beautifully.

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