|Project by msurvilo||posted 04-12-2014 09:54 AM||2429 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this jewelry box for my girlfriends birthday. The sides were made from a glued up panel of thin T and G floor boards, doubled up in thickness. The base trim and the cap around the lip of the box are made of redwood. (Don’t tell but it was just a 2×4 I had lying around.) The lid is a little more glamorous, it’s a piece of reclaimed redwood from a 100 year old barn. The drawers are also made out of the flooring material but have a thin redwood bottom to them.
The smallest draw slides left and right and the largest tray is a piston fit into the bottom of the box where it sits on a small shelf. Below the main tray is a small area with a piece of suede leather glued to the bottom. This is a place for valuables that need to be treated gently and things too big to fit in the above spaces.
The pads on the bottom of the box and the bottom of the lid were cut out of a special piece of thin rubber using a hollow 1/2 punch.
As of now the box remains unfinished, but I think soon I will put a few coats of rub on poly on the outside.
The box smells incredible, I love it’s earthy feel, and had a blast making it.
Thanks for looking.
-- Matt, California.