Jewellery Armoire

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Project by woodwasp posted 11-07-2012 09:59 AM 2055 views 23 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made for my wife as an anniversary present it was designed as one unit but made in two pieces so the table or cabinet could be used as stand alone items if wanted. The primary timber is Silky Oak (Grevillia Robusta) known as Australian Lacewood to some. The darker red trim and legs are Australian Red Cedar (Toona Australis). The finish is 7 coats wipe on poly worked with 0000 steel wool.
I was careful to select the bookmatched timber on the curved cabinet doors so that the grain reflected the sweeping flow of the legs of the table. The 14 drawers are lined in pale gold coloured synthetic felt.
Foolish project really, because now my wife would like me to fill it with jewellery!!

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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#1 posted 11-07-2012 11:01 AM

You did outstanding job. It is a museum quality Jewellery Armoire!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 11:23 AM

Very, very beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-07-2012 12:06 PM

I think its the best I have every seen. An outstanding job and beautiful choice of wood. You should be very proud of this.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#4 posted 11-07-2012 12:20 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

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#5 posted 11-07-2012 12:47 PM


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#6 posted 11-07-2012 01:15 PM

Beautiful lines and the bookmatch is perfect, very well done. Welcome aboard Lumberjocks.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 11-07-2012 02:45 PM

Beautiful! If I saw that in a room, I’d go running over to look at it. I’d love to see more photos with open drawers.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#8 posted 11-07-2012 02:54 PM


-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#9 posted 11-07-2012 02:57 PM

In a word…superb!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 11-07-2012 04:28 PM

Very nice, a wonderful build and outstanding piece .

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-07-2012 04:47 PM


This is outstanding work ! The design, choice of woods & construction are all top notch. As bonobo said above, if this was in a room how could you not gravite to it & check out all the details? Some additional pics of the drawers open would be cool.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#12 posted 11-07-2012 04:51 PM

That’s impressive!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#13 posted 11-07-2012 05:04 PM

That is a spectacular and ravishing piece. I love the design and the color.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 11-07-2012 05:37 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 11-07-2012 05:40 PM

I am amazed! I am loving this one. The details are outstanding; it’s simple yet I’m sure it can hold a lot of baubles, and everything flows. Very pleasing to look at! Great job. I might just have to draw on this project for inspiration for the jewelry cabinet I’m going to make for my wife. Loved the quip about now having to fill it with jewelry. One question: what’s that piece that seems to be behind the cabinet (the one with what looks like a rising/setting sun)? I don’t see it in the other pics…

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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