Curly Maple and Wenge Jewelry Box

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Project by DRStevick posted 11-26-2011 05:43 AM 4193 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small jewelry box made with curly maple and wenge. Drawers are maple with curly maple fronts and wenge handles. Box is finished with BLO and lacquer. Project was from Wood Magazine Issue 165 (October 2005), built as a Christmas gift for my daughter.

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 05:49 AM

Nice and clean looking box .
Great choice of woods combination .
Lucky daughter and proud father .
Happy Thanks Giving


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 06:06 AM

very nice looking box . Love the wood combination

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 09:23 AM

Very nice – love the contrast.

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#4 posted 11-26-2011 01:47 PM

Really great looking box; she’s going to love it. Really like the contrasting wood, and the crisp design.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#5 posted 11-26-2011 03:43 PM

Really nice. I too like the contrasting wood.

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#6 posted 11-26-2011 05:00 PM

Nice looking box. I wish you would have showes the top to reveal the curly maple. A lot of us here really like to see the figure in the wood. Maybe on your next box. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 11-26-2011 05:41 PM

My neighbor built the same box.

Loved it when he did it.
Love it when you did it.

Just great !

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 11-26-2011 10:38 PM

Beautiful looking box…anything lining the drawers ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 11-26-2011 11:18 PM

Very well done, just beautiful

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 11-26-2011 11:30 PM

Fabulous box ,a super cool design.

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#11 posted 11-26-2011 11:44 PM

I second Dusty56’s question. What are the drawer bottoms made from? Beautiful figure in there. I’m working up the courage to try some burl veneer on a jewelry box and I thought that might be what you did in the drawers. This is a gorgeous project.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#12 posted 11-27-2011 04:44 AM

Great box, good choice of woods, nice workl.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 11-27-2011 05:24 AM

There isn’t anything lining the drawer bottoms – yet. What is in the picture is just the 1/8” hardboard (the only thing in the project that isn’t solid wood.) However, I am planning on flocking the drawer bottoms using Suede-Tex Spray-on Suede Flocking Fibers

Unfortunatley, because the adhesive (color matched) is flammable, it can’t be shipped via air, which means that I can’t order it from the company. They have over 30 colors available, but I’m limited to what I can get at my local Woodcraft store, which takes my color choices to 1, which is blue.

The reviews on the product are all positive… I’ll post another picture when I’m done.

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#14 posted 11-27-2011 05:27 AM

Thank you for all of the comments! I’ve seen some of the other projects posted, and I know that I have a lot of work to do before I can come even close to most of them!

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#15 posted 11-27-2011 11:20 AM

Oh, and for the wood selection – again, not specifically my idea, those are the woods called out in the magazine. This was my first time working with wenge. However, I am a big fan of two-tone projects, mixing a light and dark wood.

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