Tool chest/ Jewelry chest

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Project by Nearlynormal1 posted 05-03-2011 08:00 PM 2281 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ash and sapele chest from a recent class. Used ” Good Stuff ” to finish and treat wood.

Aprox 14” high. 25”x18” Fun project, lined with red felt. Holds ( almost ) all my jewelry.

Thanks for looking,


-- Patrice, Northern California

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 08:07 PM

Looks nice, how did you make & install the drawer front inserts?

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 09:09 PM

Nice chest. Holds ( almost ) all your jewelry? I wish you quickly fill the entire cabinet)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 09:13 PM

Too pretty to put jewelry in. Tools only :) I LOVE the proud drawer dividers. I’m going to steal that while it’s fresh in my mind. Thanks!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 09:33 PM

I was going to say, that is one fine looking tool chest. Great looking work, nice detail and good looking wood. Enjoy

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 09:37 PM

Excellent work. Al stole my comment: This is too nice fore mere jewelry. :-)

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

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 11:32 PM

That is an outstanding chest.

I love the drawers handles. It really enhance it and complement the inlay.

The “good stuff” also brought up the wood grain nicely.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 11:37 PM

Spoken like a bunch of tool lovin’ guys…

@ Sergio as I recall, we had a positive and negative ( cut out ) wood pattern; the neg was clamped to the drawer front and I used a plunge router to remove the layer ( 1/4 ” ? ) of ash. The pos was used to create the actual inlay
out of sapele. I believe that involved a straight edge router bit around the perimeter. The resulting inlay was close to perfect…didn’t need any filler. Thanks for asking!


-- Patrice, Northern California

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 11:53 PM

Wow, this is really pretty!
I love the design, the flow and the drawer fronts. The hardware matches just perfectly as well!

Welcome to LJ’s and look forward to more of your projects.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#9 posted 05-04-2011 12:05 AM

Beautiful design and workmanship

Thanks and welcome.


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#10 posted 05-04-2011 12:43 AM

Very nice. I like the contrast in wood colors. They complement each other nicely.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#11 posted 05-04-2011 01:17 AM

Beautiful looking chest.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 05-04-2011 04:52 AM

really nice work!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 05-04-2011 04:04 PM

Really nice cabinet. I love the ash, which I am presently milling for flooring in my den.

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#14 posted 05-04-2011 04:09 PM

I’m glad you mentioned that, DJ. I keep forgetting how much I like ash. What’s not to like with that beautiful linear regular grain. I also like the heft; I bet this little chest is a weighty one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 05-04-2011 05:25 PM

Very beautiful and majestic chest, Tools or Jewelry, this chest is worthy for only the best of contents, style and superb craftsmanship, with excellent choice and matching of wood, makes this a real Gem of a project, thanks for sharing
ps. If You could share the vendor for the hardware it would enhance my vendor list greatly, and be appreciated, thanks

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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