Jewelry Box

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Project by Mark805 posted 01-02-2012 06:03 AM 2441 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife as a last minute Christmas present. I got the plans out of Wood magazine. The body of the box is curly maple. The side and top strip are wenge. I made the drawer out of curly maple for the front, back and dividers, and I used cocobolo for the sides and bottom. I finished it with shellac and wax. This was definitely a fun project, and she loves it.

-- ---Mark---Oxnard, CA

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 06:33 AM

Interesting design … I like it alot!

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 06:57 AM

I have this magazine just for THIS project. Haven’t tried it yet. Very well done with yours.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 07:10 AM

I have to say this is the most unusual design, but it sure looks good! :)

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 08:53 AM

I was just reading the article yesterday . You did a fine job with it : )

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 10:39 AM

I have this magazine sitting in my shop. Wanted to do it for my son’s girlfriend but didn’t have time. Her Birthday is in Feb. so maybe I can get it done by then.

Looks great. I like the two tone drawer.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#6 posted 01-02-2012 03:21 PM

I saw that in Wood… very interesting and unusual design… yours looks just like the picture!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#7 posted 01-02-2012 03:34 PM

Good bow, well made.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 01-02-2012 03:36 PM

Nice. I like it. Good contrasts going on there.
Well done.


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#9 posted 01-02-2012 03:45 PM

It’s quite unusual and the wood is beautiful.


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#10 posted 01-02-2012 03:49 PM

very nice wood combos and a gr8 lookin project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#11 posted 01-02-2012 03:57 PM

nicely done with an excellent choice of woods…..

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#12 posted 01-02-2012 04:12 PM

Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 01-02-2012 06:06 PM

Beautiful wood And very nicely done.
Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 01-02-2012 06:09 PM

unique. looks nice

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#15 posted 01-02-2012 06:59 PM

I missed this plan in the magazine, would have saved it if I’d seen it. Very neat contemporary look, well executed work.
Well done,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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