Jewelry Chest

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Project by Nomis posted 12-01-2016 05:06 PM 1557 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With plans from I created this Treasured Chest for my oldest daughter’s 16th birthday. Made with walnut and cherry, this (approx.) 12”x12”x6” chest was a great challenge.
I certainly bettered my skills with the curved drawer fronts and precision required for the drawer spacing. I also learned how to etch glass (Hint: it is easy) which added a very nice touch to the side compartments. One of the modifications I made to the plans was to cut all drawers fronts from a single board—leaving the grain to flow from drawer to drawer.

-- KDH

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 12:23 AM

The workmanship on this is exceptional! An absolute beauty. I bet your Daughter loves it and destined to be an heirloom for generations.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 02:39 AM

Beautiful chest, well done!

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 11:19 AM

I am impressed, love the details. Nice job.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 12:09 PM

Stunning! Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 03:26 PM

Those drawer fronts are awesome! Well done.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#7 posted 12-02-2016 03:51 PM

Beautifully done, I’m sure your daughter will love it. The grain-matched drawers really take this up a notch.

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#8 posted 12-02-2016 04:27 PM

This is a nice looking piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-02-2016 11:49 PM

Really great work on this box. I have made several very close in style to this and can appreciate the work necessary to achieve this degree of excellence. I stopped making them when I had no one to give them to as customers did not want to pay the price. I hope you make many more as they can make you feel really good about your ability’s.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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