Cherry Jewelry Box

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Project by bohnsai posted 10-10-2010 04:27 AM 2395 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m sure everyone recognizes this box. I made this for my sister for Christmas last year.

It is of course based off of the design I believe was published in Wood Magazine a while ago. I didn’t actually have the plans or the article but I had a couple of pictures from the internet I used as a guide.

I think the version I made is a little larger at 9 1/4” deep and wide and almost 14” tall

The majority is of course cherry with a light figure. The inlaid strip is spalted maple bordered by walnut. The drawers are curly maple with spalted maple “veneer” on the front. The bottom drawer is divided and the top is not. The inside is lined with fake velvet (which I like working with more than velvet by the way) and the ring bars are made out of a stiff type of foam weather seal. There is a hidden spot behind the bracelet hooks on the back which of course I forgot to take a picture of.

Finish is danish oil and General Finish Arm-R-Seal.

-- You're not a real wood worker until you've been to the Emergency one year...wait a minute, this isn't right.

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 04:45 AM

Unusual design, but very well done!

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

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 05:05 AM

Very cool box and great design

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 07:28 AM

Nicely done and the spalting adds a lot to your project : )

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

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 02:27 PM

very nice wood selection

-- Alan, Prince George

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 07:07 PM

I really like the mix of woods you used, looks great and is something unique.

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 07:57 PM

Sometimes half the fun is trying to figure out in your head how to make something from just looking at the picture, the other half of course is building it.

Super great job, love the use of woods and veneers.


-- Mike, Florida,

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 10:44 PM

wow, great work and wonderful choice of wood!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#8 posted 10-11-2010 05:03 PM


-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 03:31 PM

It’s beautiful. I like the inlaid strip of different timbers.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#10 posted 10-15-2010 09:28 AM

Stunning! Great job!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 11:02 PM

cool box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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