Two Jewelry Boxes

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Project by Chad posted 586 days ago 958 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With Christmas around the corner and needing to find something for two of my nieces, I decided to craft a couple of jewelry boxes. Every little girl likes jewelry, right? Nothing very elaborate as I am new to this game and they are ages 4 and 7. The good thing about this gift was I had fun putting them together and their mother cannot return them or send them away like she does with every other gift I have bought them.

The first is made with red oak and is 12” x 8” x 10”. There is a built in music box movement behind the bottom drawer with the turn key on the back. The second box was made with poplar with cedar splines and drawer pull; also included is a custom cut and embedded mirror. It is 11.5” x 6” x 8”. The last box is a simple music box so the younger niece won’t wonder why I included music with her sister’s box but not hers. It’s 4” x 3” x 4”.

Thanks for viewing and thanks to many of you all for inspiration for these boxes and other projects I have either completed or are on my to-do list.

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#1 posted 586 days ago

These are very fine jewelry boxes.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 586 days ago

Nice boxes, I like the oak and the feet on the poplar box.
There will be grins on Christmas morning …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 586 days ago

Well done,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 586 days ago

Skillfully done.

-- "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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#5 posted 586 days ago

Nice projects. I like the designs.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 586 days ago

Very nice pair of boxes and the music will be a source of wonder for these young ladies.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 586 days ago

Thank you for the comments, guys. I was hesitant about posting them knowing all the talent around here, but I’m glad I did. It’s part of my journey, I suppose.

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#8 posted 585 days ago

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 585 days ago

These are great boxes. I especially like your lid on the oak box. You shouldn’t hesitate putting projects up here. Never be ashamed of your journey. Great project, thanks so much for sharing,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland -

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