|Project by cdarney||posted 02-26-2012 12:36 PM||2635 views||30 times favorited||18 comments|
I made this jewelry box for my daughter as a sort of wedding gift. Unfortunately it was almost a year late. The box was spice box inspired and made out of cherry and walnut with Birdseye maple drawer fronts. It’s about 24 inches high by 12 inches or so wide and deep. The top and bottom of the box have hidden areas accessible by removing the top and/or bottom drawers. All of the drawers have hand-cut dovetails – I think that took as much time as the rest of the box! (My wife told me to get a dovetail jig after she saw how much time it took me)
The cherry panels were a little tricky because I didn’t have a thickness planer at the time. I had to do quite a bit of hand work to get them to the right thickness.
The finish is multiple coats of shellac and paste wax. The BE drawer fronts were dyed lightly with Trans Tint to bring out the “eyes”. It worked.
Now it’s up to my son-in-law to fill appropriately.