Jewelry Chest

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Project by fatandy2003 posted 12-26-2013 07:57 PM 1344 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For our 5th wedding anniversary, I gave my wife the plans to this chest and told her that I would make it for her. Well, a year and a half later, I am finally finished :) The woods are walnut (a gift from a friend) and birdseye maple. This was a very challenging project, as it was my first real furniture piece, and I had to fix many major mistakes along the way. I also decided to stray from the plans on many features like the inlay on the top, the sliding trays in the top drawer, the drawer fronts, and the handcut dovetails. All flaws aside, I am pretty happy with how it turned out, and my wife is thrilled to finally have the chest finished.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 12:58 AM

That’s a pretty fantastic piece. Love the top and all the moving parts. Brilliantly done.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 12:39 PM

Great job , love the draw with side slides . Now you just have to fill it up !

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 02:33 PM

Outstanding! Your first furniture project? You must like a challenge;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 02:43 PM

Beautifully crafted, Andy! Whodathunk, making a hand plane was practice for building a jewelry box! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 12-27-2013 03:57 PM

This is a wonderful piece and so well done.

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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#7 posted 12-27-2013 07:26 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 08:24 AM

Beautiful. The wood for the drawer fronts is exceptional. Nice work.

-- Mark in Va

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#9 posted 08-06-2015 07:12 PM

Very nice chest Andy!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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