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Heat treated Ash and Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Guy posted 06-23-2018 12:42 AM 705 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project. This one was done at the request of my wife for her little sister. They are very close. This was a good project. Learned a lot on this one. Spent a number of hours just working out the plans. Many many hours building it. The inset panel on the Necklace door gave me the most trouble. Had to re-build it a couple of times. I don’t think I will work with heat treated ash again. That stuff is a bit brittle. Finishes beautifully but is a bit of a bugger to work. The overall dimensions are 9” x 9” x 14” including the feet. The main box is 6” deep by 8” wide by 12 1/2” tall. The door is 2 1/2” deep by 8” wide by 12 3/8” tall. The Panel is inset into the door frame a 1/4”. I was a bit nervous to install the magnet catch as there was only a 1/16” clearance on each side. I like the finished product on this one and am already thinking of a couple of modifications for this design. Let me know what you think.





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#1 posted 06-23-2018 02:00 AM

A beautiful jewelry box. Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 06-23-2018 02:27 AM

that is gorgeous,love your choice of woods,and you craftsmanship is on spot my friend.welcome to lumber jocks,and if you need help im always here.

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

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#3 posted 06-23-2018 02:40 AM

Very nice! Really like the look of the ash.
Would you give some insight into “heat treated”? I have a lot of ash that will be ready to use soon and may want to try that.

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Guy

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#4 posted 06-23-2018 05:37 AM



Very nice! Really like the look of the ash.
Would you give some insight into “heat treated”? I have a lot of ash that will be ready to use soon and may want to try that.

- oldwood

I bought it already Heat Treated from my local Hardwood Store. I am not exactly sure how they do the treatment. It has a very rich color though.

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#5 posted 06-23-2018 06:22 AM

Outstanding work with that classic design. That green interior just pop up so good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-23-2018 12:46 PM

This is an outstanding jewelry cabinet. I love the contrasting wood and it shows a lot of fine craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 06-23-2018 01:58 PM

Very nice work, cool jewelry organizer. I like the contrast of wood color.

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#8 posted 06-23-2018 02:08 PM


Very nice! Really like the look of the ash.
Would you give some insight into “heat treated”? I have a lot of ash that will be ready to use soon and may want to try that.

- oldwood

I bought it already Heat Treated from my local Hardwood Store. I am not exactly sure how they do the treatment. It has a very rich color though.

- Guy


Lots of info on the net about thermally modified wood. Just a small explanation of it in Fine Woodworking. It was developed for industrial applications, i.e. pallet making, dunnage, etc.

I am going to try and source some 8/4 to fabricate new front doors from. For exterior use, it needs a UV block to retain the color or it will grey like other woods.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 06-23-2018 02:09 PM

Beautiful jewelry box. The contrasting woods and the design are perfect. Your SIL must be very happy with it.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Guy

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#10 posted 06-23-2018 03:04 PM

Thank you all for the comments.

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Guy

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#11 posted 06-23-2018 03:08 PM


Very nice! Really like the look of the ash.
Would you give some insight into “heat treated”? I have a lot of ash that will be ready to use soon and may want to try that.

- oldwood

I bought it already Heat Treated from my local Hardwood Store. I am not exactly sure how they do the treatment. It has a very rich color though.

- Guy

Lots of info on the net about thermally modified wood. Just a small explanation of it in Fine Woodworking. It was developed for industrial applications, i.e. pallet making, dunnage, etc.

I am going to try and source some 8/4 to fabricate new front doors from. For exterior use, it needs a UV block to retain the color or it will grey like other woods.

- builtinbkyn

Thank you for the information. I hadn’t really researched it. It would make a really beautiful door. After going through at least 8 different stains and oils. I settled on just using semigloss urehthane. It seemed to give a richer color.

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Guy

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#12 posted 06-23-2018 03:26 PM



Beautiful jewelry box. The contrasting woods and the design are perfect. Your SIL must be very happy with it.

- builtinbkyn

I hope that she will be. I haven’t delivered it to her just yet. It will be delivered tomorrow at a family get together.

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 06-23-2018 03:32 PM


Beautiful jewelry box. The contrasting woods and the design are perfect. Your SIL must be very happy with it.

- builtinbkyn

I hope that she will be. I haven t delivered it to her just yet. It will be delivered tomorrow at a family get together.

- Guy


Don’t forget to sign it. Oh and enjoy the accolades that are sure to come ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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Joe

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#14 posted 06-23-2018 07:22 PM

What a delightful jewelry box. Great design and construction, and the finish looks superb. You can tell that you put a lot of thought into this project, it shows in all the detail. Just a great job and she’s going to love you for it. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#15 posted 06-24-2018 02:25 PM

The contrast looks great!
Is that felt or flocking on the inside? (looks well executed!)

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