Jewelry box or box for misc. junk

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Project by Joel Shappell posted 08-17-2014 06:28 PM 2861 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box stands 18” high or so. I used Walnut and Bird’s Eye for the corners with Bird’s Eye Veneer on the drawers. I was stuck on what handles to use, so I posted the unfinished box on Facebook and had all my friends give me suggestions on the pulls. Turns out my friends have better taste then I, so I put the pulls on that were recommended to me. There is a small recess in the bottom if you take the drawer out creating a ‘secret’ compartment. Not so secret now. ha. I plan on making more of these with variations, different wood types. It was supposed to be a jewelry box, but my son took it and now stores who knows what.

The top center panel is free floating to allow for wood movement. I didn’t think it really needed to be free floating, but it’s a must have with the changes in mid-west humidity after seeing it through the seasons.

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 07:11 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 08:50 PM

very pretty.

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#3 posted 08-17-2014 09:39 PM

I especially like what you did, in both adding them, and in the wood in those side panels.

An idea,,,how about using several of those magnet held, but spring release when pushed glass door latches, located/ for the center of the back side of your drawers,,,,no pulls at all.

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 12:32 AM

I like your idea of no handles. I may have to try that on the next project.

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 12:46 AM

awesome work!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-18-2014 03:46 AM

Well Done!

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#7 posted 08-18-2014 02:03 PM

That is beautiful work! Favorited!

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#8 posted 08-18-2014 06:10 PM

This is a very nice piece and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 08-18-2014 10:34 PM

Very nice design and great work on it . But depending on how old your son is you might want to check out that ‘secret’ compartment just to see what’s in it. :)

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#10 posted 08-19-2014 06:00 PM

i have always wanted to create a jewelry box that could hold other jewelry boxes.

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#11 posted 11-28-2016 02:00 AM

beautiful work – these are some of my favorite wood combinations, they create an incredible contrast!

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