Necklace Jewelry Box

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Project by ND2ELK posted 12-12-2010 05:30 AM 10863 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of two jewelry boxes I am making for Christmas presents. My brother asked me to make this one for his daughter. She makes necklaces and wanted a jewelry box just devoted for them. This is nothing very fancy but it is practical and should be a heirloom that can be passed on to her daughter. Don’t you box masters like Roger Bean, Patron or Randy laugh at my box. We all have to start some where. The only problem with it, it is quite heavy (23 lbs). It is only 12” X 12” X 16” and is mostly made of solid red oak. The box back and drawer bottoms are 1/4” red oak plywood. Hardware is all solid brass and I used small magnetic catches for the doors. The box is stained with Min Wax Golden Oak stain, 3 coats of General Arm-R-Seal Oil & Urethane top coat satin and 2 coats of paste wax applied with #0000 steel wool. Thanks for looking.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 12-12-2010 05:35 AM

I like it. Very nice.

-- Rodney, Arlington Texas

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#2 posted 12-12-2010 05:37 AM

I like this.


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#3 posted 12-12-2010 05:46 AM

Good one!

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#4 posted 12-12-2010 05:57 AM

Nothing to be ashamed of here! One thing I find irritating with some wood projects is how they rattle around when they’re made of cheap, lightweight materials. This is not one of those projects. It looks nice and solid, and at 23 pounds, it obviously is.

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 06:14 AM

Well done! That will be greatly appreciated. Got to keep making sawdust….............

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

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#6 posted 12-12-2010 06:28 AM

Great Neckless box!!! I really like the style.

Thanks, Michael Frey


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#7 posted 12-12-2010 06:37 AM

this is no laughing matter

it is a serious and well thought out
and built work

my hats off to you buddy
you really know your stuff

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 06:37 AM

Great looking box!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-12-2010 06:41 AM

Great design, Tom!

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

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#10 posted 12-12-2010 07:10 AM

I like this because it was well thought out, but mostly it came about because we love the ladies! Now that you’re all warmed up make some cases for your fine tools with the same design

-- $tudie

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#11 posted 12-12-2010 07:45 AM

Tom this is very well thought out and executed project.It will outlast them and then some .
Nice heirloom.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#12 posted 12-12-2010 10:08 AM

Awsome idea!Even better realisation!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 12-12-2010 11:48 AM

Tom, if this is your “we all have to start somewhere” box, I can’t wait to see a “been at this for awhile” box! Very nicely done and it will make a wonderful Christmas present. By the way, I am a big fan of red oak and of Minwax’s Golden Oak stain.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 12-12-2010 11:52 AM

That is a great idea Tom.. from the splined mitered corners, to the guide rail for the drawers … well thought out.. my daughter would be all over me to make one if she saw it.. I might have to copy your idea for a future project.

Thanks for sharing,


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#15 posted 12-12-2010 04:17 PM

Now that is one fine looking necklace box! Good stuff…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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