Mom's "Box" #1: Planning and foward thinking

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Blog entry by DavidH posted 04-27-2009 04:53 AM 1428 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This past Christmas my mom was showing off her pin collection, and she keeps them all in these small jewelry boxes, and the thought hit me that it would be nice to build here box that she could hold all if not most of these pins in. Well as I thought and thought about it and this ‘box’ quickly turned into a small cabinet.

My idea is for a standard looking upright jewelry cabinet and when you open it there are drawers in the main case and also smaller drawers in the doors themselves, this idea pulls on GaryK’s 1 box of drawers project:
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except my doors will not be as deep as the main case, and will be taller then it is wide.

I sketched out my initial designs on some paper today:

From moms box

The inner cabinet will be 20” high plus the thickness of the top and bottom, 13” wide and 9” deep.

When you open the cabinet up all of the drawers will line up with each other from the main case to the door cases.

wood choices: I’m thinking about using mahogany for the main case maple for all of the drawer internals and spalted maple for the drawer fronts, I hope to re-saw the spalted maple and book match it and then make sure the length of all the drawer fronts (left door, main case, right door) all come from the same piece so that when the doors are open the grain matches up all the way across.

Next weekend I plan to put together a prototype of the main case, doors, and a few of the drawers out of mdf, I’ll let you guys know how it ends up.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 04:55 PM

looks good for the design can’t wait to see the finished project

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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