Jewelry Box

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Two identical jewelry boxes for family women folks. My first time building two of the same. design was mine with my wife’s input as to what features she thought would be appropriate.
Wood is Bubinga with Burl Maple Veneer top. Inside framing and drawer parts are curly maple.
Size: 16”W x 12”H x 10” D. Pull out for chains is on a drawer slide (wide, metal and very stable).
Finish is Wood Turners Clear Finish (water based), several coats with hard wax polish. Tried Danish Oil on a sample but the wood darkened too much for my taste.
Hardware is all English brass. Used wooden pegs (from Hobby Lobby) for chains. Used brass before but ladies preferred wood, not as harsh on jewelry. Pullout for chains has 2 sides with ‘catch’ trays on the bottom.
The boxes are rather large but having large storage was more important for women.

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#1 posted 320 days ago

Really nice work Tony. I like em!

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#2 posted 320 days ago

Very nicely done—most attractive!

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#3 posted 320 days ago

Excellent work! Love the burl on top. How did you do the lining inside the boxes and what material did you use?

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#4 posted 320 days ago

Great looking box! That’s an incredible masterpiece! Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 320 days ago

Super nice. Like them a lot. Bet the women do too

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#6 posted 320 days ago

Beautiful jewelry boxes Tony…excellent craftsmanship….great job.

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#7 posted 320 days ago

Beautiful work Tony. If you don’t mind me asking….how long to make?

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#8 posted 320 days ago

That’s a great pair of jewelry boxes. I like your design as it should hold a lot without being cluttered.

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#9 posted 320 days ago

Very nice! Gotta love that bubinga, and that maple burl is indeed gorgeous. Do you have a reasonably priced source for the woods? Or else those boxes must have a pretty hefty price tag, just for the wood.

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#10 posted 320 days ago

Great looking and very functional I’m sure. Bigger is usually always better. I’m assuming the slide is a full extension ball bearing type. Never thought of trying to lay one with the side down but without much weight I guess it works. I’ve gotta try it. Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 320 days ago

Perfect!! Great job!! Beautiful.

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#12 posted 320 days ago

Nicely done.

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#13 posted 320 days ago

Excellent design and execution. The ladies should be ecstatic.

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#14 posted 320 days ago

Some of you asked me how long it took to make the boxes -4 mos. but it was not an everyday effort. Glue-up time chewed up some days.
Metal slide for pullout was a 10” drawer slide, that’s why my boxes are 10 1/2’ deep.
For lining in the drawers I used 8×10 felt sheets from Hobby Lobby. backing is plastic and I used Elmer’s hobby contact glue.
Lumber purchased at Peachtree Lumber outside Atlanta.

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#15 posted 319 days ago

very nice build, great design and finish too

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