Maple & Walnut Jewelry Box

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Project by JayCee123 posted 04-15-2017 02:22 PM 2571 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made at the same time as a previous posting. A fellow LJ (Boxguy) spotted it in the photo and indicated interest so I’m posting today. Its the same design as the other box just different materials for box and lining.
It’s a Quilted Maple and Walnut jewelry box, about 13”w x 9”d x 6”h, with a lid top and a pull out drawer. The lid is frame and panel construction, with the panel comprised of Bubinga glued to 3/8” plywood, and trimmed with Walnut quarter round moulding and a Maple frame. The rear legs are the attachment for the lid pivots. Under the lid are two lift out divided trays with ring rolls in the center section. The lift-outs cover additional larger compartments. The drawer is one open space and slides on Walnut runners. All comparments and drawer bottom were lined with linen cloth over foam and cardboard.

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#1 posted 04-15-2017 04:05 PM

I really like the maple, it’s quite an eye catcher

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 04-15-2017 04:19 PM

Very pretty.

That should be good for a few “get out of jail free” cards from the recipient.

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#3 posted 04-15-2017 04:50 PM

Jay, thanks for the mention. Both of the boxes you made are pretty, but I think this color combination suits me a bit better. This design is a great way to use the space in a box. Everything is easily accessible. Making a drawer is more work, but it makes a really useful box. I may have to make a box along the lines of your design some time.

The insert, finish, and consturction are good work as well. The craftsmanship, photos, and commentary make your projects a joy to see. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 04-15-2017 05:11 PM

JayCee, thanks for showing me your wonderful box. I’m definitely going to copy your lid design for a wonderful piece of book matched black walnut I’ve been saving. Everything about your box is superb.

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#5 posted 04-15-2017 09:17 PM

I like the interior the most ,very well done.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,you must polish it to shine.....

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#6 posted 04-15-2017 11:04 PM

Very nicely done.

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#7 posted 04-15-2017 11:43 PM

Another sweet one!

What finish did you use?

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#8 posted 04-16-2017 12:43 AM

Looks fantastic. I was trying to see the detail of the legs connection to box. Is there an offset there?

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#9 posted 04-16-2017 03:09 AM

Awesome box. I love that curly maple.

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#10 posted 04-16-2017 01:01 PM

Beautifully dimensions with a great design. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 04-16-2017 01:40 PM

Tis a beauty. Nice wood combos also

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#13 posted 04-16-2017 01:49 PM

I’m not sure you can ever go wrong pairing walnut and maple – especially that maple. Beautiful piece.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#14 posted 04-16-2017 02:01 PM

Just gorgeous!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 04-16-2017 02:20 PM

Thank you all so much for the compliments & comments … everyone is so supportive on this site.

BurlyBob- Your a lucky guy to have such a beautiful piece of wood … yes, its going to look a lot better in one of your projects. Cant wait to see that.

tmasondarnell- The legs have a rabbet cut alone the perimeter about 3/16” deep; about 1/8” wide front & back and 5/8” on the top. I add a small rub pad of walnut about 3/8” x 3/4”x 1/8” thick, and glue it to each side of the lid. I run the 1/8” hinge pin thru the lid/pad and into the leg. A small spring is inserted into the hole in the lid before putting in the pin. The spring keeps the pin engaged in the leg, but allows you to push the pin into the lid (via small slots in the lid), should you ever need to remove the lid. The rub pad allows the lid to open and close while keeping the lid center and not slopping around between the legs. The front legs are set flush with the face of the box, the rear legs are set proud of the rear face by about 1/8”. I needed to locate the rear legs that way, so that I was able to get good support for the pin. I hope that answers your question. If not just shoot me an email and I’ll give you any additional info. Thank you .

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