Stacey's jewelry chest

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Project by DanBall posted 07-15-2013 06:38 AM 1000 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this as an anniversary gift for my wife. The primary wood is cherry, the secondary woods are poplar for the case back and sides and maple for the top lid, base, and feet. The maple and poplar were ebonized using Transtint black dye. The finish is two coats of shellac followed by five coats of wipe-on poly.


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#1 posted 07-15-2013 10:13 AM

Very nice jewelry chest, looks great. I like the curved fronts on the drawers….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 07-15-2013 01:22 PM

Nicely done… but the problem with larger jewelry boxes is that ladies seem to enjoy filling them up with trinkets…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#3 posted 07-15-2013 01:27 PM

Nice work. I’ll bet she just loved it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-15-2013 01:36 PM

Nice chest- I also like the curved fronts.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 07-15-2013 02:53 PM

Thanks, everyone. Al, you’re right, she hit me up for more jewelry as soon as I gave her the chest!


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#6 posted 07-15-2013 04:31 PM

lovely box and I have to agree with dustyal. The larger the box the more jewelry they will buy to fill it up.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#7 posted 07-18-2013 02:13 PM

Beautiful jewelry chest! Great design especially the curved drawers and the pull up mirror. I’m sure she loves it. Great job!

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#8 posted 07-18-2013 05:10 PM

I can’t take all the credit for the design. I found a free plan online from Canadian Home Workshop. I did make a couple of tweaks to it, though.


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