“Traditional Style Jewelry Boxes”

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 04-04-2012 07:03 PM 10903 views 87 times favorited 113 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These traditional style jewelry boxes have one with marquetry and one without. Both boxes are made with walnut burl veneer with bird’s eye maple for the trim. The top marquetry is done in purpleheart roses with an ebony and myrtle burl scroll with poplar leaves. The inside has dividers that you can either leave in or the option of taking them out depending on your needs.

The front door has marquetry of three rose stems and when you open it there are three hidden drawers for more storage. It also has two side doors with a single rose done in marquetry and when opened it has two rotating necklace carousels to display your necklaces.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 07:09 PM

Fantastic boxes!

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 07:12 PM

Amazing work, Dennis. These are just like your fantastic furniture pieces, only in miniature!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 07:15 PM

WOW! Thats all I can say. Beautiful work.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 07:18 PM

Words fail me … they are fantastic. Is the box and marquetry of your own design?

-- Kacy, Louisiana

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#5 posted 04-04-2012 07:20 PM

Wow You do such fine Work.

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#6 posted 04-04-2012 07:24 PM

Absolutely superb Dennis. The Birdseye Maple looks like marble, great effect.
I like them both but you know which one I like best.
The marquetry is, of course, excellent.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 07:38 PM

So awesome to see the finished product!! I remember you showing me these when you showed me your shop a while back. I KNEW they were going to be perfect. Great work Dennis! Are these going to be included in your book? I’ll be the first groupie waiting for a book signing! HAHA!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#8 posted 04-04-2012 07:40 PM

All of your work is outstanding and these are no exception. They are absolutely beautiful.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 07:43 PM

vary nice work

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#10 posted 04-04-2012 07:54 PM

Wow! I wish they were mine! Beautiful design!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#11 posted 04-04-2012 07:59 PM

Wow, wow, wow. Dennis, hard to find the right words. These are marvelous. The light/dark contrast is not easy to pull off, but here it is superb. Such a complex box and such great work. I will admire these for some time to come! The curved side-door compartments are a special surprise. A tour-de-force. Wonderful pieces.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 04-04-2012 08:03 PM

extraordinary dennis

like the rest of your work


-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 04-04-2012 08:05 PM

OH WOW! I only have a few favorites, but this goes on the list. I know I’ll enjoy looking at it again later.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#14 posted 04-04-2012 08:09 PM

Great boxes. They look like fine pieces of furniture. The fit and finish looks perfect. I especially like the two columns.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#15 posted 04-04-2012 08:13 PM

That is an absolute masterpiece!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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