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Project by EulerPhi posted 01-03-2013 03:08 AM 2146 views 13 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoy working in the “Dog House”, my “home away from home”. The Dog House is my little spot, actually the 1/2 of the garage where I “poke around” and make attempts at being creative. I have recently finished my wife’s jewelry cabinet, took me way to long to complete. The cabinet is the largest and most complex piece that I have even made. Except for the hinges and the screws, I hand made all of the hardware, lending more to being creative and the desire to add iron to the “mix of stuff in my bag.” Someday I would like a MIG or TIG welder for the small work, I was checking some prices on them when I fine young man offered to TIG weld all of the handles for me for 20 bucks!!! Anyhooo, I wanted to add some pics and share what I have created for my Beautiful Bride. With a Note: “My Bride, I am sorry I took so long to finish this”. Also, the finish is 3 Coats of Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil on Wormy Maple, with a final finish of Clear Briwax.





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#1 posted 01-03-2013 03:17 AM

Incredible grain patterns : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 01-03-2013 03:29 AM

beautiful work. I’m sure your bride will love filling it up with jewelry.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 01-03-2013 03:56 AM

A very fine job a wonderful gift for the one you love.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bill

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 04:07 AM

Seriously, that’s purty. Little bit jelous of the iron too. OK, maybe a lot bit.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 04:41 AM

The entire project looks great, but the hand made hardware is incredible.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 04:43 AM

Beautiful grain and the iron hardware is most unique.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 09:11 AM

Great job. Beautiful wood.

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

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Bill_N

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 11:30 AM

It is Beautiful

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 12:04 PM

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 01:26 PM

Great workmanship! I’m sure your wife found it well worth the wait.

-- Robb

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#11 posted 01-03-2013 01:46 PM

The style and design…I like it, like it. My wife has been wanting me to make her a jewelry box.
She got tired of waiting and bought a cheap little box that doesnt even hold all her jewelry.
Your piece puts the spur down to remind me to do something.
Beautiful box.

-- jerry

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Paulo in Texas

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#12 posted 01-03-2013 03:23 PM

Using wooden grooves for the slide-out sides is a great idea; first I’ve seen it used in a jewelry box like this. It’s hard to notice at first, but it reminds me of the pocket door slide systems I’ve seen on larger projects. I like everything about this project, from the design, the wood used, the DIY hardware, etc., great job.

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#13 posted 01-03-2013 03:24 PM

Big Mistake… do you realize the cost of jewelry to fill it? LOL…

Very well done… I like the woods and handle accents… great combination.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#14 posted 01-03-2013 04:43 PM

great looking

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#15 posted 01-03-2013 07:33 PM

Very nice… so now you have to fill it up for her too, right?

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

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