Quilt Hard Maple jewelry chest

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Project by Jake Brain posted 01-28-2013 12:42 AM 1317 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chest sides are made from a single Quilt Hard Maple board that has been re-saw, and re-joined in assembly to create a beautiful grain-wrap pattern at the corners. Solid-wood Black American Walnut, book-matched tops with Purpleheart boarder. The corners of the jewelry boxes are mitered and accented with 4 pairs of splines, made from a contrasting wood. The tray is Walnut with Purplehart handle. The jewelry chest is 11” x 6 3/4” x 3”. Finished with two coats of M. L. Campbell Satin Krystal which is post-catalyzed conversion varnish finishing system which is Water white and non-yellowing.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 12:51 AM

Beautiful work Jake.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 12:55 AM

This is a piece of art. Beautiful work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 12:58 AM

Very nice work. Beautiful combination of woods, they compliment each other well. Nice craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 01-28-2013 01:00 AM

Do you have any other photos showing the feet details?

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#5 posted 01-28-2013 01:21 AM

SFLTim- if you look at the chess board you can see the feet details.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 10:58 PM

I really like the wood combos in this. Nicely designed and a very nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 12:30 AM

Very nice box, great hinges,well done.

-- Tom D

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