Purple heart and birds eye maple jewelry box

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Project by Henndoe posted 286 days ago 2834 views 33 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box I made for my daughter out of purple heart and birdseye maple. I made this about 6 months ago but the purple heart was “seaping” sap. So I set it aside in the shop and let nature takes it’s course before I finished it. I borrowed the idea for this box from a fellow lumberjack. Finished with a couple coats of bush oil and flocked the drawers. I made legs for it with a inlaid skirt but I ended up taking it off with a hammer after looking at it for 6 months and stewing over weather or not I liked them on it. Turns out I guess I didn’t.

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#1 posted 286 days ago

Beautiful… Great work… Sure the daughter will love it… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 286 days ago

What a beautiful jewelry box. Love the look and design. I have just started trying to make drawers and see you did an excellent job on these. I’m sure your daughter will love it!

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#3 posted 286 days ago

Very stunning jewelry box. My daughter needs one and her favorite color is purple. So purple heart and maple it is. Great design with the side doors.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 286 days ago

Amazing how some woods are meant for each other. Very beautiful box. Your daughter will love it.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 286 days ago

Very nice, I plan on building something close to this design.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#6 posted 285 days ago

Great job I like this style of jewerly box… Thought I might have seen this style before on here. Its a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 285 days ago

Wow, what an amazing looking jewelry box…awesome job.

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

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#8 posted 285 days ago

No other word than stunning…..absolutely stunning. Well, okay, two words ;)

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#9 posted 285 days ago

Absolutely Beautiful… This will be added to one of my favorites

-- Jay in Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 285 days ago

Wow, Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 285 days ago

That’s just ridiculous. I love purpleheart/maple combos!


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#12 posted 285 days ago

Really nicely done. I can’t imagine this with legs so I think you made the right decision. The box was the cheap part, now comes the expensive task of filling it up ;)

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#13 posted 285 days ago

Magic ! Excellent craftsmanship mate

-- Lathes turn me on

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#14 posted 285 days ago

What are the measurements and how is it finished?

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#15 posted 285 days ago

Very nicely crafted.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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