Upright Jewelry Chest

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Project by HeirloomWoodworking posted 09-10-2011 04:23 AM 3453 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey yall! It has been a very very busy spring and summer at our house. I have been limited in how much time that I have been allowed in the workshop, but I did manage to cobble a few projects together.

I have been a regular/daily viewer of everyones projects, great things posted my friends congrats to all!

Here is an upright Walnut, cherry and maple jewelry chest that I gave to my eldest daughter for her college dorm room.

Details: Walnut carcass with spalted maple and cherry miter keys.
Cherry doors with walnut inlay on faces and edges.
Maple interior boxes with walnut keys and red felt bottoms and interiors. (also placed some ring inserts in a couple of boxes)
Cherry base with walnut keys
Brass hardware (not happy with the size of the hinges, wih I could have used smaller ones)
Brass spinning necklace hanger and Brass post hangers
2 coats of natural Danish oil
5 Coats of Arm-R-Seal (2 gloss 3 semi-gloss)
2 coats of Antiquax
Rare Earth Magnets for door closures.

I counted 165 seperate pieces of wood in this project! Jeesh no wonder it took me so long to complete.

I hope that it is a treasure that she cherishes long after I am around to lovingly look after her.

Thank you for priviledge of posting!

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 04:35 AM

Great looking craftsmanship! All the joints look strong and beautiful with the splines.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#2 posted 09-10-2011 04:54 AM

A lot of excellent woodworking skills went into this piece!

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

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#3 posted 09-10-2011 04:56 AM

What Charlie said + nice work, I like it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-10-2011 03:46 PM

Yea, I like this one! I will have to agree with Charlie on this….

Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 09-10-2011 04:51 PM

Lots and Lots of details in this well done it looks great!

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

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#6 posted 09-10-2011 05:01 PM

Your site is well named. This will be around for a long time. Great ideas for me when I finally attempt one of these.

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

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#7 posted 09-11-2011 02:15 AM

Nice Jewerly Chest, Love all the details, design and wood combo, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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