Contemporary Cantilevered Jewelry Box

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Project by ellen35 posted 02-17-2014 07:18 PM 1724 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJs,
I haven’t been posting much but I do check in periodically.
Here is one of the reasons I’m not posting much… too busy designing and building a few new items like this one.
This is a cantilevered jewelry box made of maple and walnut. It measures about 15 inches long and about 7 inches high. There are 3 drawers of varying sizes that cant from the 2 walnut braces. It was a bear to design and build (saw something like this on the web but not exactly the same – I put my own touches on it). Everything had to be exactly square and I needed a way to open the drawers. I just routed out a 1/8 in. groove in the drawer front and it is nice and easy to open all the drawers. The drawers had to fit nice and tight but not too tight and I ended up putting the back of the boxes on last. I also should have finished the pieces first and then assembled but why make it easy!! I will be flocking the insides as soon as I get some time.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 07:31 PM

Very interesting and unique design,very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 07:41 PM

Hi Ellen. It’s nice to see the end product after seeing the photo you showed me at the Woodworking Show. Nice execution from concept to finished project. I had no doubts you would figure it out. I guess in this case “cant” is okay to have in your vocabulary.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 07:56 PM

Very, very cool idea. Great job.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 08:03 PM

ellen—that is some piece of work. I LOVE IT. but you are a glutton for punishment. simply beautiful

-- wiser1934, new york

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 08:24 PM

Far out !
You are “cutting edge” Ellen !
Just when you think you’ve pretty much seen all the box designs, BAM, Ellen amazes us. (again…lol)
Nice job all the way around Ellen !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 08:42 PM

Thinking “Out of the Box”...

Very interesting & unique.

I was wondering about how the Base looks… the part that sits on the table… Legs? etc. ?

Really COOL and far out!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 02-17-2014 08:54 PM

always appreciate the works you do ellen
new and innovative ideas

got your own style for sure
which is how it should be

very clean

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 09:49 PM

That is definitely out of the box. Nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 02-17-2014 10:29 PM

this turned out really nice, gives me ideas to follow ..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 02-17-2014 11:03 PM

Well done Ellen. Lots of effort on the design phase has really paid off!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#11 posted 02-18-2014 12:48 AM

Nice work, Ellen! It looks fantastic.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#12 posted 02-18-2014 02:07 AM

Great looking jewelry box! I like the opposed drawers—great access to items in the middle of the drawer.

-- Dean

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#13 posted 02-18-2014 02:47 AM

Very attractive Ellen .
The design has a feel of a Frank Lloyd Wright influence.
A nice departure from the common jewelry box designs .
I think you created a winner .

-- Kiefer 松

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#14 posted 02-18-2014 03:44 AM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 02-18-2014 04:07 AM

I agree with kiefer, it has a definite FLW feel to it. Very nice design.

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

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