|Project by KENVO||posted 12-27-2013 05:29 AM||923 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I built matching 8×11” pine and Alder jewelry boxes for my daughters. There were a lot of firsts in this project. I had never made boxes before and had never mitered corners or mortised hinges. But in the end I think it all turned out great. I made the trays and sat them on cleats mounted inside. The bottoms were 1/4” dados into the sides, with 1/4” plywood seated into them. A simple faux diamond drawer pull is the handle to pull out the tray. The box sits into the bottom leg assembly by way of a rabbet along the inside edge. I put redwood splines into all four sides. The top is pine framed in Alder. The insides were painted red and the bottom of the boxes and trays were line with pink felt that I had from previous projects.
The girls loved them and they have cleared a special place on there dresser for them. I’m happy I was able to make them something they enjoy and that will hopefully last a very long time.
-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia