Stacey's jewelry chest

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Project by DanBall posted 408 days ago 751 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 408 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 408 days ago

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 408 days ago

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 408 days ago

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 408 days ago

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 408 days ago

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 405 days ago

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 405 days ago

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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