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Walnut jewelry box with bird marquetry

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Project by beginrbldr posted 01-26-2010 05:57 PM 2458 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Marquetry jewelry box. I thought it would stand out looking like the box was floating between the legs. The box and legs are made out of walnut and the bowtie lock joints and and handles on drawers are maple. The bird is made up of various types of wood. I thought i did a pretty good job on my design and the marquetry. The walnut is stained with a charcoal varathane stain and the finish is laquer.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 01-26-2010 06:06 PM

I did not build this but I’ll help with the material list: Background is pear wood, bird chest is figured maple, wings are walnut burl, tail feathers and head are walnut, beak is yellow heart, leaves are poplar. The color of the photo does not do this piece justice. The stain is Zar, not varathane. It will be a good idea to consider better hardware for the next one, the magnetic latch is a little over the top. LOL. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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beginrbldr

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#2 posted 01-26-2010 06:25 PM

Thanks for the extra info Bro. I forgot the stain was Zar. and yes the latch does look out of place and made the door hard to open. For my first marquetry I’d say it turned out pretty good.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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Gary

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#3 posted 01-26-2010 06:34 PM

Nice work. Matter of fact, very good for the first one. Here’s an idea….on your next project, send the materials list to Keith BEFORE you start so he can furnish the appropriate hardware???? lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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beginrbldr

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#4 posted 01-26-2010 07:04 PM

not a problem. lol. Hes my brother.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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RexMcKinnon

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#5 posted 01-26-2010 09:44 PM

That explains everything. I was thinking that your brothers name should be changed from kolwdwrkr to WoodGenie.

Great Project.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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jm82435

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#6 posted 01-26-2010 09:49 PM

Looks great to me. Funny thing, when I saw the first picture I thought it looked like it was sitting in the hallway on the floor, I thought it was huge. Then I figured out it was just sitting on a table…
Is that a service award on the wall?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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beginrbldr

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#7 posted 01-26-2010 11:07 PM

Yes jm82435. I served 6 years in the army. Proud I served.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 05:42 AM

Nice looking. Good job! Thanks for posting. Thank you for serving your country.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 07:18 AM

Very well done looks cool

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jm82435

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#10 posted 01-27-2010 08:34 PM

I thought that looked like an Army award, just couldn’t figure out which it was. I thought maybe an ARCOM, but it seemed like the color was a little too light. Thanks for serving and posting. Welcome to LJs

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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janice

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#11 posted 02-15-2010 12:36 AM

Wow, this really turned out nice. I like how you did the drawer slides.

-- Janice

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