Jewelry Box

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Project by Mattyb22 posted 06-20-2011 08:23 PM 1683 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my Wife for Xmas last year as she had asked for one since her old one was getting too full (what a problem to have right? he he). She loves Canarywood and I just happened to have a really nice 8/4 piece that was about 50”-60” long in my shop. It was really a colorful piece too! After a week or so of thinking about the design and a couple of raw sketches on paper (really raw), I set out to make this box for her. It took me about a week straight, using every spare minute I could pull together. It’s 27” long, 16” tall, and 12” deep. The entire casing, drawers, and compartment dividers are made from that one piece of Canarywood, and I cut it so that the grain runs continuous from the sides across the top to the other side. I tried to make it continuous on the bottom, so that it wrapped all the way around, but that piece warped out on me and I just couldn’t incorporate it like I wanted. The drawer fronts are made from a bookmatched piece of birdseye maple and have drawer dividers made of padauk. I just love the way padauk smells when its cut. The drawer pulls are from Lowes. The necklace hanger drawers have a lacewood back, although I don’t have a picture of that handy. I put 4 coats of semi-gloss poly on it and used 000 or 0000 steel wool between the coats. All the compartments are lined with black velvet. All comments are most certainly welcome. Thanks for looking!

-- Matt, Boca Raton, Florida, "I excel at making sawdust!"

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 09:27 PM

Great project and your wood selection was amazing…thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 10:01 PM

Fantastic work – I really like the side drawers that hold necklaces.

Great photos as well!


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#3 posted 06-20-2011 10:10 PM

Very nice. Thats a gorgeous piece. I bet she is thrilled to have it. Great work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 10:41 PM

Oh man.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 10:47 PM

Great choice of woods/designs/layout.
Look at those freaking lines!

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#6 posted 06-21-2011 04:29 AM

The wood looks terrific, nice craftsmanship, well done.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 11:12 AM

Great Build Matt!! Thanks for sharing it and Welcome to LJ’s!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#8 posted 06-21-2011 01:24 PM

interesting selection of canary wood with the birdseye….i like it. great looking box!!!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 02:08 PM

Nice job, keeping her happy is a good thing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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