cherry jewelry box

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Project by happy_budah posted 1330 days ago 1729 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the latest attempt of mine at making a different jewelry box. the box is made of cherry with the drawer bottoms and back made of cherry plywood. i used sliding dovetails where possible but as usual found i had forgotten or over looked a crucial step in the assembly and turned to pocket screws to attach the top. i seem to revel in making problems so that i can solve them! the drawer that has no dividers is a ring holding drawer. the nails are supposed to be the top half of a heart. all comments welcome.

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#1 posted 1329 days ago

i was literally just looking for a good jewelry box to make for my little niece for christmas. I really like this design! great job – you have inspired me!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 1329 days ago

Curious, what are the dimensions? Nice, cherry always looks nice. Warm…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 1329 days ago

Great design. I just love cherry… easy to work with and always looks good.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 1329 days ago

Great job!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 1329 days ago

Very nice. Someone is going to be very happy!

-- Life is good.

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Walt M.

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#6 posted 1329 days ago

Well done. and nice design.
Problems often arise in designing your own projects as I have found but they tend to build skills and test your knowledge of woodworking and make you a better woodworker.

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John Everett

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#7 posted 1329 days ago

I love this design. Very nice. Where did you get the hardware?

-- "Well done is better than well said."

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#8 posted 1329 days ago

I like the design and you executed it well… nice wood selection as well… don’t worry about the pocket screws, im finding wood working is more about problem solving and less about working wood… :)

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#9 posted 1329 days ago

Nice looking jewelry box.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#10 posted 1329 days ago

thanks for the comments, i get the hardware form Lee Valley, the overall dimensions are 21.75 wide 14 high 6.25 deep.

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#11 posted 1328 days ago

I just have to agree with the panel of judge’s myself this turn our very nicely.

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