Jewellery / jewelry box in oak

  • Advertise with us
Project by YorkshireStewart posted 04-07-2010 05:29 PM 2766 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was approached some months ago by a lady who wanted me to make her a jewellery box to celebrate the forthcoming birth of her baby. I had to wait weeks for some feedback as her husband forbad her to open the parcel until the little one was imminent. However, she was delighted.

This one features a wooden hinge.

Here is an explanation of my way with wooden hinges

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

20 comments so far

View jayjay's profile


639 posts in 3557 days

#1 posted 04-07-2010 05:40 PM

Cool box. The hinges, dovetails, all look great. What did you use to line it with?

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

View jm82435's profile


1285 posts in 4253 days

#2 posted 04-07-2010 05:41 PM

another great box. I love the wild character of the oak lid.

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

View CharlieM1958's profile


16284 posts in 4729 days

#3 posted 04-07-2010 05:43 PM

Love that lid!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View YorkshireStewart's profile


1130 posts in 4412 days

#4 posted 04-07-2010 05:58 PM

jayjay – The fabric lining is crushed velvet. I look out for garments in charity shops /thrift stores. They can yield a few square feet for next to nothing. I did get strange looks however when (without my wife in attendance) I bought a purple velvet mini skirt!

The figuring in the lid puts me in mind of an old treasure map.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

View mafe's profile


12110 posts in 3600 days

#5 posted 04-07-2010 06:11 PM

I love it, wonderfull work.
I love your simplicity, and yet the nature of the lid.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

View Andy's profile


1713 posts in 4419 days

#6 posted 04-07-2010 06:28 PM

Thats some nice oak you used Stewart. The joinery is very well done. Nice to see your work again,

-- If I can do it, so can you.

View AaronK's profile


1508 posts in 3975 days

#7 posted 04-07-2010 07:16 PM

the velvet is great… i wont even mention the wood itself. also those crisp chamfers on the drawer are really nice.

View remy97's profile


206 posts in 3525 days

#8 posted 04-07-2010 07:41 PM

Love it! another great job man!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4758 days

#9 posted 04-07-2010 08:32 PM

Mr. Stewart, I thought the bottom was slate. How goofy is that. I had some oak burl like that isn’t it gorgeous? I still have some and you gave me a great Idea for it. Your box is beautiful, the burl is extraordinary, and the hinges are very cool. If old Don from down under were still here he’d give you an A+, me too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View webwood's profile


626 posts in 3761 days

#10 posted 04-07-2010 09:29 PM

well done – love the top

-- -erik & christy-

View whitedog's profile


652 posts in 3968 days

#11 posted 04-07-2010 09:49 PM

My kinda box ,I also love wood hinges and live edges. Great looking box inside and out.

-- Paul , Calfornia

View richgreer's profile


4541 posts in 3586 days

#12 posted 04-07-2010 10:40 PM

What a great box. I finally know what to do with the natural edge Siberian Elm I have.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

View donjoe's profile


1360 posts in 3542 days

#13 posted 04-08-2010 03:53 AM

Well done on this one. Great build.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

View Roz's profile


1707 posts in 4297 days

#14 posted 04-08-2010 04:18 AM

Beautiful result, How could she not be delighted!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

View Ken90712's profile


17743 posts in 3700 days

#15 posted 04-08-2010 10:22 AM

Very cleaver and creative, I can only hope to get to that level of craftsmanship and patients!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics