Cherry Jewelry Box

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Project by 12strings posted 02-11-2013 09:11 PM 1011 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry Jewelry Box I made for my wife. our 5th anniversary was in July (5th is supposed to be something wood), so I got her a large cherry board from a barn…7 months later, I finished this box, just in time for valentine’s day.

The box is all cherry except for the bottoms of the drawers, bottom of the box, and bottom of the top section, which are 1/4 oak plywood. The drawers and dividers are the exact same wood as the outside, which shows you the difference 3 coats of poly will give you (no stain).

Corners are mitered, including the drawers…That was the look my wife wanted. I didn’t reinforce the miters except for the 2 pieces of plywood that were glued into routed grooves in the assembly…I thought that would be enough.

The Drawers are hand-cut dovetails, then routed grooves, then glued-on drawer fronts. (the top knob is decorative only…there are only 2 drawers)

My wife plans to sew a little elastic pouch on the bottom inside of the lid to catch the bottoms of necklaces that hang from those hooks.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 09:48 PM

Very nice work – I’m sure that she’ll love it.

-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 09:54 PM

very nice

-- Joel

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 11:57 PM

Great job and congrats on the 5 yr! Sure she loves it.

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

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 12:13 AM

Beautiful work .

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 01:11 AM

You did a great job on this. It is beautiful.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 02:43 AM

Very tastefully done

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

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 05:35 PM

Sweet little box!Excellent job on that! A neat looking piece!

-- "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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