Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by Christian Holihan posted 04-30-2015 05:00 PM 2435 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to make the this jewelry box as a birthday present for a friends wife. Since the size of it was bigger than my normal boxes, I went with a bookmatched, frame and panel top. Lots of learning involved with this one.

12” x 9” x 2” with bonus .5” added by the hand shaped feet. Waterlox and wax finish. Purple velvet lined bottom.


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#1 posted 04-30-2015 05:47 PM

Gorgeous box! What did you attach the velvet with? Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 06:22 PM

Thanks ignatz. I used Super 77 spray adhesive on a 1/4 birch ply base then put the velvet on that. I put a rabbet around the of the box so the velvet could wrap around the bottom panel and I could trim it off from the bottom of the box. It made the inside nice and clean.

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 07:25 PM

What a beauty, the book matched lid just shouts at you. Great job

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 07:40 PM

You did a fine job on this box. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 07:53 PM

Thanks Charles and Mike!

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#6 posted 04-30-2015 11:16 PM

Very nice job on this. I really like the attention to detail on the legs and dividers.

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 11:50 PM

Beautiful looking box! I love the bookmatched top, and the curvy legs!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 04-30-2015 11:57 PM

Love the bookmatched top!

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#9 posted 05-01-2015 12:01 AM

lovely box.

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#10 posted 05-01-2015 12:36 AM

Looking good …

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#11 posted 05-01-2015 01:35 AM

Great looking box.

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#12 posted 05-01-2015 01:56 AM

It look good

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#13 posted 05-01-2015 10:27 AM

Very nice.

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#14 posted 05-01-2015 02:10 PM

A lot of very nice comments since yesterday. Thank you all very much.

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#15 posted 05-01-2015 05:32 PM

Beautiful. Going to have to try that wrapped bottom panel on my next jewelry box.

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