Cherry Jewelry Box

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Project by bohnsai posted 1370 days ago 1941 views 13 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 1370 days ago

Unusual design, but very well done!

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

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#2 posted 1370 days ago

Very cool box and great design

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1370 days ago

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 1369 days ago

very nice wood selection

-- Alan, Prince George

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#5 posted 1369 days ago

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

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#6 posted 1369 days ago

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 1369 days ago

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 1368 days ago


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

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#9 posted 1367 days ago

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

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#10 posted 1365 days ago

Stunning! Great job!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 1288 days ago

cool box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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