Queen Jewelry Box

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Project by brianadams posted 06-20-2013 01:33 AM 2186 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a completely original design. I wanted to try a few things that I have seen, but hadn’t attempted yet. The “hidden” drawer in the side of the top main drawer was a good learning experience and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Also, this was the first time I tried giving the face some curve to it as well, if you can tell… But that was also a good learning experience. Finally, I figured I’d try something to make the top a simple and quick place to set things down if you’re in a hurry or just need to place them for easy access later.

The body is made of Douglas Fir and the handles I made from Leopard wood. All in all, pretty happy about the way it turned out! All comments welcomed :)


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-20-2013 01:39 AM

WOW…..........Very nice box. I love the hidden drawer!

Great idea on the top, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 04:01 AM

Thanks Jim! I can’t take the credit for the hidden drawer idea, but I hadn’t seen the top done like that before anywhere else. Now I just need to get it sold and see how functional it all is for future reference :)


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#3 posted 06-20-2013 08:08 AM

Wow great idea with the top of the box very creative I would love to see more wonderful creations from you.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#4 posted 06-20-2013 09:28 AM

I do like the design of this box. Did you spray on the felt or is it pieced?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 06-20-2013 11:33 AM

Thanks guys!

The felt is done with the products from Donjour. If you haven’t heard of it, I can send you the link as well. Basically you paint this colored glue wherever you want, then apply the felt fibers which will end up getting attached to wherever you just painted. Pretty nifty process.


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#6 posted 06-21-2013 12:46 AM

Nice! I haven’t seen a secret drawer made into the side of a drawer before. Good job!

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

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#7 posted 06-21-2013 01:57 AM

How did you do the hidden drawer in the side?

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#8 posted 06-21-2013 04:35 AM

Basically, the hidden drawer you make just as you would the regular drawers. So, cut the entire drawer out. Cut both ends off to create the front and back faces. Then turn the remaining block upright, and cut out your insides of the drawer. At this point, I decided to make the right half of the top drawer just about and inch deep (giving me room for the hidden drawer)... Next, cut out from the side, and in the same way you just cut out the other drawers. This will be your hidden drawer. Now cut both ends off this new block for the faces of the hidden drawer. Finally, turn that piece upright and cut out the inside of that drawer. And lastly, glue all the face back on. Hope that helps!


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#9 posted 06-21-2013 10:39 AM

Nicely shaped box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 06-21-2013 01:41 PM

It’s a very nice piece of work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 06-21-2013 01:59 PM

Really nice, and unique, too.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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