|Project by Devin||posted 04-13-2012 04:30 AM||4521 views||42 times favorited||38 comments|
Well this one took much longer to finish up then I ever expected. But it’s finally done. This was for my wife’s birthday (now 11 months ago).
The entire piece is about 20” by 20” by 6”. Made from bubinga and some lovely spalted curly maple. Finished with oil/varnish blend wet sanded with 600 grit.
My wife doesn’t like doors, so I designed the cabinet to be used primarily without opening any doors or drawers. Necklaces and earrings (stud and hook) can be stored “in the open”. The two top boxes will likely hold the rest, the empty space under the mirror is for pictures or perhaps other small jewelry or ring boxes. The bottom three drawers were basically needed to complete the look I wanted for the piece.
I was going for an asian/arts and crafts blend and think that comes across.
This is definitely my most involved piece yet, 16 sliding dovetail joints, dozens of pieces, dozens of mortise and tenon joints. I joked with my wife that I could probably have made us a dining room table and living room tables in the same amount of time.
1/16” chamfer all around.
The back of the through mortised necklace hooks.
Close up of the earring hanging section, the black ring bar ordered from Rockler.
The recess for the lift lid handle. Love that maple.
Close up of the necklace hooks.
Here's the blog about the build if you’re interested.
Added a couple pictures of it with some jewelry.
Thanks for looking!
-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?