jewelry box

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Project by cblak posted 03-17-2012 11:29 PM 2922 views 30 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jewelry box is made from mahogany,african Blackwood, and figured maple. If i was to build it again i would enclose the sides. But hey, live and learn!

-- Ten seconds of patience, Ten years of peace.

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 11:58 PM

Sweet! Great combo of woods and the ebony accents are perfect!
Couldn’t you still enclose the sides? I think I’ll try to make something like this.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 11:59 PM

I think it’s awesome! open sides n all. gr8 wood combos as well

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

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 12:07 AM

Thanks for the comments! Unfortunately its to late to enclose it without major surgery. The problem with the open sides is the dust factor. They sure sounded like a good idea at the time!

-- Ten seconds of patience, Ten years of peace.

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 12:38 AM

I like that a lot. The woods work very well together.

What are the approximate dimensions?

Thanks for posting.

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 12:59 AM

That’s an amazing piece,great woods and a out standing design.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 01:52 AM

Gorgeous Maple drawer fronts and the overall design is awesome , minus the open sides of course : ) LOL..JK

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 02:01 AM

awesome! was this is a design is a recent wood magazine? or fine woodworking? looks familiar…

very sharp with the african blackwood.

pics of the inside of the drawers?

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 04:23 AM

Great job, would like to see one with side if you do it

-- Norman

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 05:07 AM

It looks good as is, but I can see the dust issue over time. I also think the wood combination is nice.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 03-18-2012 11:12 AM

What a beautyfull box! Thanks for sharing.

-- Douwe

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#11 posted 03-18-2012 02:13 PM

I like the design…especially the open sides. Is the dust problem dust on the box itself or dust on the contents of the drawers? For dust in the drawers you could always take a soft cloth and lay over the top of the contents or make thin lids to cover it.

-- Nothing's just gets expensive

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#12 posted 03-18-2012 03:00 PM

Gorgeous in every detail

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#13 posted 03-18-2012 03:42 PM

I like it open, very architectural and shows the contrasting woods to good effect. But I’m kinda of like Pigpen from Charlie Brown, with a perpetual dust cloud around me/ I probably wouldn’t notice a difference… ;)

I like the grain continuity across the shelves, and the joinery (or is it inlay?) detail on the top.
Fine work.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 03-18-2012 04:13 PM

beautiful small piece, great attention to detail.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#15 posted 03-18-2012 09:24 PM

The open sides are great, stop overthinking. Nice job.

-- Paul

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