Wood Scrap Box #1: Parts and Pieces

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 01-17-2008 09:19 PM 2032 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Two days before Christmas, my wife casually mentions that she would like a jewelry box. Hmmm, don’t think the timing was very good. Having completed the 2×4 project, I decided to try to put together a jewelry box from the small pieces of wood laying around in my shop. I had a decent amount of 1/2” cherry, some figured maple, some oak, and a small amount of paduk. After spending a few days laying out a design and seeing if I had enough wood, I started cutting and gluing.
This picture shows all the drawer parts cut and ready to assemble. The jewelry box will have a total of 12 drawers, all the same size.
So far, I have four of the drawers together. Various other pieces of the box are shown as well.
This close-up shows one of the drawers. The fronts are maple and paduk, the sides and back are oak, and the bottom is cherry plywood. The drawer is roughly 5” x 5” (not exactly, but good enough for general size).
This photo shows the details of the drawer construction. The front is 1/2” thick, with 1/8” front panel, then 1/4” groove, then 1/8” thick pin to lock into the drawer side. The sides are 1/4” thick. The groove for the drawer glide is 1/8” deep by 3/8” wide.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#1 posted 01-17-2008 09:44 PM

Good looking job so far.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-17-2008 10:13 PM

Looking good CutNRun. Thats what you get for buying your wife all that jewellery.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 01-17-2008 11:37 PM

Good job Cutnrun bet she’ll love it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 01-17-2008 11:44 PM

That looks like quite a task. I look forward to the next episode.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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