Miniature Chest of Drawers for Jewlery

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Project by Dchip posted 02-09-2015 05:25 PM 2057 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Butternut & Walnut with brass doweling. This is my first “box” meant specifically for jewelry. The base is held with rare-earth magnets to create a small, hidden stash spot. A lot of extra trouble to make it, but I’m a sucker for small details like that.
The case is from one butternut board and has continuous grain around the perimeter. Joinery is pinned rabbets. The drawer fonts are book-matched from a single walnut board, but the grain is dark and subtle to the point you could easily miss it.
All comments / questions / critiques are welcome.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#1 posted 02-09-2015 06:02 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 02-09-2015 06:33 PM

Great design, I like the hidden stash spot underneith.

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#3 posted 02-09-2015 11:48 PM

Very cool!

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#4 posted 02-10-2015 11:01 AM

very nice – I like the “nut” combo

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 02:26 AM

Nice work. I especially like the hidden compartment.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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