|Project by jumbojack||posted 09-20-2011 03:14 AM||4512 views||25 times favorited||7 comments|
I wanted to build some jewelry boxes for gifts. I had only one criteria; it had to have a secret stash area somewhere. I decided to mock one up in pine. The box portion and the base separate leaving a small area under the box to stash personal items you may not want seen by everyone (love letters?) The floor of the box has the dado about 1/2 inch above the base leaving a substantial ‘stash area’. I was not going to finish this box, as I just wanted to get the logistics figured out before using substantial lumber. One thing led to another and I built the lower dividers and upper tray and I am glad I did. That upper tray was a bear to fit. I wanted it as deep as possible but the lid would hit it, so I had to keep trimming it by a 1/32 until the lid would close without hitting the tray. I used rare earth magnets countersunk in the inside corners of the base and upholstery tacks in the inside corners of the box to make the two fast. The registration cleats in the base line everything up. I think on the next box(s) I will totally enclose the base stash area instead of using just cleats. The third photo shows the upper tray supporting the box above the base revealing the secret stash area.
My son and I will keep this one for our tie tacks, clips and cuff links.
Thanks for looking
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