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Project by DHS posted 178 days ago 1634 views 11 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I gave this jewerly cabinet to my girlfriend Margaret on her birthday. I had spotted the live-edge quilted maple that I used for the door panel at a local wood dealer in Bellingham and it inspired the design. The door panel, back panel, and drawers are all maple. The inner box that holds the drawers is maple too, even though it is the same color as the cherry that I used for the rest of the cabinet. The styles and rails that form the door and cabinet back are built with mortise and tenon joints. The sides are curved. To make the curve I started with 6/4 cherry and used a fairing stick to draw the shape of the curve on the ends. I ripped the long edges on the table saw with the blade at an angle that matched the agle the curve made with the edges of the board. I then used a hand plane to turn the trapezoidal cross section into the smooth curve (see photo 5). I used dowels to attach the top and bottom. I finished the cabinet with a wash coat of shellac, Waterlox varnish and paste wax.

Margaret really likes it. But, now that I’ve built it … I hope she doesn’t expect me to fill it.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 177 days ago

Nice work. Great use of the wood.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 177 days ago

that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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bugz

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#3 posted 177 days ago

Very nicely done, great use of beautiful wood.

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

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woodchuckerNJ

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#4 posted 177 days ago

Really nice.
Nice use of the live edge both in the door and drawers.

-- Jeff NJ

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 177 days ago

You made great use of the live edge Maple. Fantastic looking project overall : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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siavosh

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#6 posted 177 days ago

Beautiful, I particularly like the live edge on drawers—haven’t seen that before.

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 177 days ago

Wow beautiful jewelry box and really beautiful wood…I like the way you have done the door and drawer fronts.
Excellent work.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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489tad

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#8 posted 177 days ago

Beautiful cabinet. The design with the live edge is fantastic.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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AspiringWoodworker

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#9 posted 177 days ago

Beautiful cabinet, I love the way you did the live edge inside and out.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area, http://aspiringwoodworker.com

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ChuckV

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#10 posted 177 days ago

As others have said, this is very beautiful cabinet. I love the design!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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SPalm

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#11 posted 177 days ago

I really like this one.
Lots of nice details. Love the 3/4 width drawers and the over hanging top/bottom – and curved too. Wow.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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derrickparks57

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#12 posted 177 days ago

The way you incorporated the live edge is awesome.

-- Derrick

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 177 days ago

It’s beautiful and I like the design. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Mark E.

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#14 posted 177 days ago

That is a real beauty. Never been a big fan of the live edge, but this piece makes very good use of it.

-- Mark

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BTimmons

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#15 posted 177 days ago

Really gorgeous work. Great use of the materials.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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