Cherry and Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by Durbs75 posted 09-27-2016 10:52 AM 1833 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning all!!! This is my second and only other box I have made. I have so many more ideas but just finding the time between my other work is a challenge!!!!

This custom jewelrey box was made for my niece who graduated high school in mid May 2016. It is made from wild black cherry and curly maple. The box features solid wood construction, dovetail joinery, velvet drawer bottoms, and solid brass pulls and hinges. The drawer dividers are removable also. To warm up the wood and bring out the color in the cherry, I used a dewaxed shellac, sanded, dewaxed shellac, etc. for 3 coats. The finish is a satin lacquer sprayed on. I really wanted to do blind dovetails on the 2 drawers but ran out of time as this was a quick last minute gift idea. The box measures 12 inches wide X 9 inches deep X 8 inches tall. I also need to figure out a better way to take pictures of my smaller projects like boxes and other gift ideas. I would like to showcase the colors and grain in better light and through better pictures.

The look on her face was priceless when she opened it!!! We’re so proud of her and cannot wait to see her go through college and beyond!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#1 posted 09-27-2016 02:34 PM


VERY ATTRACTIVE JEWELRY BOX….........I LOVE IT…...................JIM

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-02-2016 11:47 AM

Very nice jewelry box. Lotsa nice details

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 10-04-2016 03:46 AM

Love it. Nice design and two of my favorite wood species.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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