Jewelry Chest

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Project by kansas posted 03-31-2011 03:30 AM 1842 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from a magazine plan. Nearly everything is 3/8” thick cherry. Dimensions are 8” deep, 13 1/2” tall, 14” long overall. I got the wood for a great price from a man who had milled a tree twenty years ago from his yard and never got around to using. Fitting all the drawers was a finicky operation. I wish my gaps on the upper drawers were a bit smaller but it’s not terribly noticable. I think it’s almost as much work to build the small stuff as the big stuff. Most of the construction is dado’s. I lined the drawers with blue felt. If anyone knows a source for a good selection of jewerly box knobs let me know because I waited over 2 months to get these and the quality is terrible. Finish is Boiled linseed oil, then brushed on laquer.

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 03:40 AM

Very very nice

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 03:42 AM

Nice; Always wanted to make something very similar.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 03:57 AM

Very nice and elegant.

Came out great.

Agree, small pieces are more difficult than big stuff.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 09:10 PM

Nice work. From the photos, the knobs look just fine – - – kinda Gestner(sp?) look.
Questions: 1) do you need to use a sealer coat after the BLO and before the laquer, and
2) how long do you have to wait for the BLO to sufficiently dry? I really like the finishing.

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 11:01 PM

Beautiful job. As for knobs, I like the selection at Lee Valley. They carry an amazing variety of hardware and the quality always seems good to me.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 04-01-2011 12:01 AM

Nice jewelry chest! Brusso makes the best small brass fittings like knobs and such. Woodcraft sells them.


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#7 posted 04-07-2011 05:00 PM

Nice chest.
Would you mind sharing the dimensions?


-- Wade, Nashville,

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#8 posted 09-28-2012 05:32 PM

Nice Chest !!!

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

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