Jewelry Armoire, Black Walnut and Cedar

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Project by bowtie posted 01-22-2013 12:07 AM 2828 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry armoire for my wifes birthday.
Drawer fronts and lid front and rear panels are black walnut from a couple of severely weathered roughsawn boards a neighbor gave me. The case carcass, legs, aprons and lid center panel is cedar, given to me several years ago by a friend who built guitars widow. They were roughsawn 1”x 12” BEAUTIFUL clear boards.
Four drawers, a slideout panel for necklaces and storage under the top lid.
Legs are 2 glued up 1×2s fluted on the router table with a 1/4” cove bit and painted with a walnut paint.
Carcass is dado joinery solid ? wood.
Design is a floral dxf from cnc zone with a lot of embelishment removed.
Thanks for looking.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 12:14 AM

Very beautiful. What’s the overall dimensions?

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 12:17 AM

case is 22” high, 20” wide and 11.5” deep. total height is 44”.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 12:47 AM

Grand slam. This is really nice. That mystery wood looks like cedar to me….whatever it is, its beautiful.

I also like the stoarge under the lid option. Is the lid hinged or does it just lift off? Either way, its a nice feature.

Again, a very nice piece.

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 01:21 AM

you did a beautiful job, sorta reminds me of the one i made for my wife, check it out in my projects, that might not be aromatic cedar, but im pretty sure its in the cedar family, or some kind of sure is nice, thanks for sharing this project with us…i know your wife loves it…grizz

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#5 posted 01-22-2013 01:22 AM

That finish is so clear I think I saw my own reflection. Great job on a very nice peoject

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#6 posted 01-22-2013 02:09 AM

im going with cedar, awesome job!

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#7 posted 01-22-2013 02:16 AM

Possibly Yew?

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#8 posted 01-22-2013 02:18 AM

It’s a great looking piece ! I like the design and your wood choice.

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#9 posted 01-22-2013 02:20 AM

This is a great piece well done.

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#10 posted 01-22-2013 02:21 AM

The lid is hinged, drawers are lined with thin, light purple foam. Upper compartment is unlined to show off the wood.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#11 posted 01-22-2013 02:25 AM

You did an awesome job on that! You should get at least 2 years worth of “get out of jail free” cards for that one. My best guess for the mystery wood is cypress but what do I know?

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#12 posted 01-22-2013 03:21 AM


-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#13 posted 01-22-2013 11:44 AM

i like the design and choice of woods

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#14 posted 01-22-2013 03:43 PM

looks great

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#15 posted 01-22-2013 04:15 PM

A fine looking piece of furniture. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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