|Project by newTim||posted 07-11-2008 09:45 AM||2685 views||12 times favorited||25 comments|
When my niece asked for a Jewelry Armoire for a graduation gift I was immediatly out of my comfort zone as I’ve never heard such a thing. After a few internet search sessions I was swamped with differenet styles, sizes, and funcionts. I got the inspiration for this project from a David Marks open book case design which incorporated eqyptian ebonized feet which I liked. Thet idea was to make it look like a Japanese screen or cabinet with some eqyptian elements.
The reddish wood is Bubinga, the door panels are Birds Maple Veneer, the drawer fronts are solid Birds Maple dovetailed to Poplar. The side doors are lined in velvet as are the top storage/display area and the top five drawers. There are nine total drawers, the bottom has a secret compartment accessable from the back. Yoou can see this in Jewelry Armoire III
That was a challenging projec which presented many tradeoffs for the joinery of the top and doors. I was in way over my head so I got to learn a lot which is a great thing.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com