Jewellery Box/Cabinet

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Forum topic by Zulu55 posted 02-02-2012 07:36 AM 1011 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-02-2012 07:36 AM

Hey all,

I am wanting to build a jewellery box for my lovely wife. I am looking for some of the most beautiful ones you’ve seen (I’m not saying my skill set is there but I have time and patience and I would like to tackle a difficult build).

I am not so much looking for a simple box with a lift out lid. I am looking more for a design with an opening top, a few drawers and perhaps a place to store a few necklaces.

If anyone can help, I know the LJ crew will be able to help provide me with some wonderful ideas/inspiration/pictures!



-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 07:42 AM

These types of pieces are fun.
I used to make a particular box that was mitered on all 4 corners and it has a hinged lid. I make a rip off of the front side piece forming a drawer front. I then install a false bottom ABOVE that rip making a lower drawer that when closed gives the seamless appearance that the box is just mitred together. Its only a thought though. I would take a look at Douglas Stowe’s boxes for idea. He does beautiful designs with simple construction.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 07:55 AM

I think a jewelry cabinet will be nicer and more of a challenge.
Here is a page with various plans you can order.
This one is the one I’ve been thinking of building my wife. It is real nice, but doable for even a wood worker with modest skills with a little time and patience.


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#3 posted 02-06-2012 03:49 AM

I like a plan in a FW book called Great Designs from FW Furniture. There is a “spice box” plan inside that would be a little challenging. You can customize the look to suit your needs. I bought the book at Barnes and Noble for around 24.00


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