jewelry box

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Project by cblak posted 857 days ago 2498 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!

-- Chadwick, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 857 days ago

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 857 days ago

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 857 days ago

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!

-- Chadwick, Northern Illinois

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#4 posted 857 days ago

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

What are the approximate dimensions?

Thanks for posting.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#5 posted 857 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 857 days ago

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 857 days ago

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 857 days ago

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

-- Norman

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#9 posted 857 days ago

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 so little time!

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#10 posted 857 days ago

What a beautyfull box! Thanks for sharing.

-- Douwe

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#11 posted 857 days ago

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 857 days ago

Gorgeous in every detail

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#13 posted 857 days ago

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 857 days ago

beautiful small piece, great attention to detail.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#15 posted 857 days ago

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

-- Paul

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