|Project by Jim Sellers||posted 03-16-2012 01:34 PM||5341 views||16 times favorited||13 comments|
I stole the idea for these from pictures I found online. I’d give the designer credit if I could find my way back to the web page. They were originally designed and built as furniture for kids room. I just thought they would make cool jewelry boxes. Free handed the shapes since I had no patterns or drawings. The curved boxes were cut from poplar. Not my first choice of wood but the best I had at the time. I was trying to stain one white without hiding the grain so I found a can of oil based gloss white paint. Applied, wiped, sanded, and repeated. And repeated again. (Y’know I don’t think poplar was made to be stained or tinted). It’s got kind of an antique look so let’s just say i planned it that way.The bottom was made from a rough sawn plank of what I thought was mahogany or cherry until i started planing and cutting on it. Man that was the hardest and most dense wood I have ever seen. The closest thing i compared it to at woodcraft was brazilian cherry. but I’m really not sure what type of wood it is. Not pictured are my first ever dovetail joints on the drawer boxes. Tried cutting them with table saw, then router and jig, ended up cutting them by hand. Only way to go on something that small. The tall one measures 13 1/2×5 1/2×6. The other is 16” wide x 12” x 6.
-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.