Curly Maple and Wenge Jewelry Box

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Project by DRStevick posted 875 days ago 2585 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 875 days ago

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


-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 875 days ago

very nice looking box . Love the wood combination

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#3 posted 874 days ago

Very nice – love the contrast.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#4 posted 874 days ago

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 874 days ago

Really nice. I too like the contrasting wood.

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#6 posted 874 days ago

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 874 days ago

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 874 days ago

Beautiful looking box…anything lining the drawers ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#9 posted 874 days ago

Very well done, just beautiful

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 874 days ago

Fabulous box ,a super cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 874 days ago

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 874 days ago

Great box, good choice of woods, nice workl.

-- Tom D

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#13 posted 874 days ago

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 874 days ago

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 873 days ago

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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