|Project by rustythebailiff||posted 04-17-2013 09:38 AM||1154 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
This is actually an old project, but I thought it would be good for my first entry. I built a couple of these about 20 years ago. They were originally meant to hold coronets, but this one was left over, so I adapted it to a jewelry box for my wife.
I made the basic box out of red oak, with purpleheart for the inserts and box top inner frame. Those were the days before I had a buscuit joiner, so the box sides were put together with full length splines in a way to add a bit of a decorative element. I then added some splines along the corners, to add strength to the miters with a bit of decoration. The top slab is bass wood, nice and white for contrast, and soft enough for a chip carved wolf’s head (my wife loves wolves). Inside the lid, I normally covered the inner frame with a piece of 1/4 inch ply, but I added a feature of a hidden compartment. The ply is held in with magnets.
The whole interior was given a coating of burgundy colored flocking, much easier and cleaner than using actual velvet.
-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"