Contemporary Cantilevered Jewelry Box

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Project by ellen35 posted 193 days ago 1246 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 193 days ago

Very interesting and unique design,very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 193 days ago

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 193 days ago

Very, very cool idea. Great job.

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

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#4 posted 193 days ago

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 193 days ago

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 !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 193 days ago

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 193 days ago

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 193 days ago

That is definitely out of the box. Nice job.

-- "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 193 days ago

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

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

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#10 posted 193 days ago

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

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#11 posted 193 days ago

Nice work, Ellen! It looks fantastic.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#12 posted 193 days ago

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 193 days ago

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 193 days ago

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 193 days ago

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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