Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by ND2ELK posted 12-20-2010 03:22 AM 3028 views 21 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last of the Christmas gifts. This jewelry box is for my step daughter. The outside is very similar to the oak one I posted last week but not as deep, this one is 12”w X 8”d X 16”h. This box has only two necklace trays and five drawers in two different sizes. The oak one had five neclace trays. It is made out of solid walnut with 1/4” oak drawer bottoms and cabinet back. All the hardware is solid brass. I stained it with Zar oil-based Moorish Teak stain, three coats of Arm-R-Seal and two coats of paste wax applied with#0000 steel wool. I cannot decide which one I like best. Which one do you like the best?

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 12-20-2010 03:25 AM

I didnt see the previous one but this looks great to me. Your step daughter should be delighted!

Best of the season to an obvious great step dad.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#2 posted 12-20-2010 03:29 AM

They are both beautifully done, and either one would make an exceptional gift. If I had to pick one it would be the Walnut. The dark wood has an elegance of its own.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 12-20-2010 03:47 AM

Great design and build. I think anyone would be delighted with them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 03:52 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Very elegant and functional at the same time. I think this is my favorite because I like the drawer combination. Great job!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 03:59 AM

Wow. You do nice work.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 12-20-2010 04:12 AM

Tom that is one fine jewelry box Great Job!!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#7 posted 12-20-2010 04:14 AM

beautiful work, very nicely crafted, and finished.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 12-20-2010 04:21 AM

Beautiful jewelry chest! I like the Walnut one the best! I think that your daughter will like and treasure this for a lifetime!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-20-2010 04:27 AM

Beautiful jewelry chest.

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Monty Queen

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#10 posted 12-20-2010 04:52 AM

Awesome job on your jewlery box.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 12-20-2010 04:56 AM

Very nice Tom… I prefer the look of the walnut as well.. but only from the material point of view.. they are both well crafted and beautiful boxes.

Merry Christmas,


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

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#12 posted 12-20-2010 05:11 AM

I’m for this one Tom. I like the look of the horizontal drawers. Great job on both! Both recipients are lucky ladies.

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

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#13 posted 12-20-2010 06:07 AM

This one takes the blue ribbon : )
Definitely more functional and attractive to my eyes .
But then , I’ll take Walnut over Oak any day of the week : )

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

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#14 posted 12-20-2010 07:20 AM

Nice work and this gives me some ideas on one I have planned

-- Russ

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#15 posted 12-20-2010 09:43 AM

That is marvelous!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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