Jewelry Chest for Granddaughter

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Project by aero posted 09-05-2010 10:54 PM 2769 views 14 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Granddaughters have lots of jewelry! This is the first one for two girls.
This has a walnut frame, local figured maple on the doors and drawers, and spalted maple on the top.
It has a necklace holder on a ball bearing disc in the vertical compartment. Bill also made wooden hinges. I made the lampwork glass beads for the handles.

-- Karen and Bill

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 11:15 PM

Beautiful jewelry chest! I love the design and the wood selection.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 11:21 PM

very nice. I love walnut and maple together, great woods

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 11:48 PM

Beautiful wood selection and glass beads. Terrific craftsmanship resulting in a wonderful piece for your granddaughter! Nice job Karen and Bill! By the way, welcome to LJs.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 12:24 AM

Very beautiful piece of work. Congratulations on the new family treasure…. I’m sure your Granddaughters are going to love this…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 12:25 AM

That is sharp! Nice matching drawer fronts and the pulls are great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 12:30 AM

A great tag team event! It turned out beautifully. Love the lampwork glass beads and the wooden hinges.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 01:20 AM

Very Nice!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 09-06-2010 01:30 AM

Very nice work! I like both the wood choices and the glass beads!
Great Job!
Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 09-06-2010 01:39 AM

Fantastic! We do our best when our heart is in it…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 09-06-2010 01:55 AM

Perfect work, one to proud of for sure!

Welcome to lumberjocks you’ll love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 09-06-2010 02:21 AM

Very nice work, the beads are very cool, glass work is right up there with woodwork for me, but have never tried it, love the way you can blend colors and melt the glass together. Very cool.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#12 posted 09-06-2010 02:33 AM

Love it! I’ve been trying to decide on a design I like for a jewelry box for my wife. I think I’ve found it and I hope you don’t mind if I make a copy for her.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#13 posted 09-06-2010 02:42 AM

No problem rdjack. This is a composite of several chests we have seen over the years.
Thanks everyone for all comments.

-- Karen and Bill

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#14 posted 09-06-2010 03:29 AM

Absolutely beautiful, and very inspiring !

Thanks for sharing !

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 09-06-2010 06:00 AM

A great chest, love the pulls.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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