|Project by Branden||posted 02-20-2007 06:53 AM||4261 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
I just finished this piece for Christina’s birthday (which was last December, oops!). She had a jewelry box that I made her 5 years ago, but due to my poor planning, she grew out of it.
Anyway, I made most of this out of Lyptus, the only exception would be the Curly Maple I used on the inside drawer sides. The main box is mitered but also include spline joinery using Lyptus that was a different shade. You’ll notice the half-blind dovetails on the drawers which I used my table mounted Incra-Jig and the smallest dovetail bit I’ve ever used. I also used brass dowel pins inside the doors to hang necklaces. The finish is simply Formby’s Tung Oil which I thought did a great job.
Why is it that it takes me longer to build a little jewelry box than it does to make a queen sized mission style panel bed? Ah, gotta love it!
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!
-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com