|Project by Mattyb22||posted 06-20-2011 08:23 PM||1649 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
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!"