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Nakashima Inspired Jewelry Box

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Project by RegehrAndSons posted 01-15-2013 09:33 AM 1554 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like George Nakashima’s furniture, so when I saw his room divider piece I had to get out in the shop. The design proportions and base are really cool so that is the basis for this box.

I knew I wanted to build it out of some quarter sawn sycamore I’ve used on a few other projects and really like. The sides are made from one piece so the grain wraps around three corners. The center dividers are also sycamore. The top is one piece of spalted maple and the base and handles are walnut. I finished it with danish oil and rattle can lacquer. The inside bottom is lined with navy velvet.

-- Regehr & Sons Woodcraft





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#1 posted 01-15-2013 12:21 PM

Beautiful piece

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

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 02:04 PM

Nice I am sure I will copy it some how as it inspired ideas.

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 02:15 PM

Very nice. I may borrow this idea someday. Love the sycamore.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 02:23 PM

Sweet looking piece! I really like the grain’s in this. It’s Gorgeous !

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 03:43 PM

Welcome to Ljs
This is a very unique and special jewelry box,I really like the design and wood selection .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 05:31 PM

Very well executed.!I love the woods and its design.

-- "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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#7 posted 01-15-2013 10:16 PM

Wonderful jewelry box! Like the wood grain and the lovely choice of wood and finish.

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 12:31 AM

Love this
Where can one find spalted maple?
Beautiful..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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RegehrAndSons

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#9 posted 01-16-2013 01:57 AM

Thanks! I found this spalted maple at Metro Hardwoods in Independence Missouri, they had smaller pieces, like 1.5 to 2 board feet. You should be able to find it online too.

-- Regehr & Sons Woodcraft

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#10 posted 01-16-2013 02:27 AM

Nice build: design and proportions worked really well. But that QS sycamore!!! I love that stuff.

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

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 04:11 PM

Great combination of great wood..

-- Efe Yaparoglu ,Izmir.... Not getting what u wished is a sign that there is something better behind.

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