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Kailey's Necklass Cabinet

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Project by doug_w posted 02-09-2014 04:45 PM 1938 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Christmas present for my granddaughter Kailey. Her favorite color is purple and she has a lot of long necklaces that kept getting tangled in jewelry box drawers. The curvature in the two doors were created by forming my own plywood by laminating 1/8” thick poplar veneer together with quilted maple for the top laminate. The quilted maple was died purple in a slightly starburst pattern using red and blue analine dies. The insides are a walnut veneer with the partitions and hangers made of purple heart. In the center is a set of bandsaw box drawers made of purple heart. I put hooks along the top, bottom, and middle so that necklasses up to 26” long can be hung by starting with a bottom upsidedown hook and then wrapping over one of the top hooks.

-- Doug, Georgia





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 04:48 PM

Very cool, looks great. Should be a very happy granddaughter.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 05:01 PM

wow!

-- --- Dan

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 05:19 PM

Nice work. The drawers are a very great addition. I have plans to work with dye on some quilted Maple. It does highlight the figure.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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longgone

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 06:25 PM

Excellent…that has to be one happy granddaughter…you did a great job.

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 06:40 PM

Another nice project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 06:52 PM

I love what you did with that Maple. Might kick start me to try some.

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 11:02 PM

Really awesome work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 02-10-2014 01:44 AM

I love the way the color pops on this. Nice work.

-- Semper Fi BDA

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tefinn

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#9 posted 02-10-2014 03:54 AM

The whole cabinet is fantastic, but those doors are amazing!

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

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BobWemm

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 07:21 AM

Congratulations, that is a beautiful piece. Your grand daughter is a very lucky girl.
Thank you for showing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 03:55 PM

Well done with that dye! I can only imagine myself trying to do it and butchering the piece. Great job!

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 02-14-2014 02:50 PM

Gorgeous cabinet! The wood colors and grains are really striking and awesome design especially the doors and those cute band saw boxes in the middle. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 02-14-2014 03:58 PM

You’ve done a beautiful job on this, Doug. I’m sure that your granddaughter must have jumped with joy when you gave it to her.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#14 posted 09-01-2014 10:43 PM

That is nuts…... Absolutely wild. Awesome!!!!

-- Matt, California.

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