Jewelry Armoire

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Project by David Coburn posted 05-19-2017 11:42 AM 1869 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I haven’t posted in a while and just finished a jewelry armoire for a lady in California who found me on Etsy.

Main woods are walnut and curly maple. Accents are Bubinga, Goncalo Alves, and Wenge. 60” tall, 33” across (at the top), 26” deep (at the top). Cabinet area has 58 hangers and 99 2” dividers. Also, I used a gun safe light that turns on when door opens and has an adjustable off time (after movement ceases). The interior sides of the doors have mirrors with Bubinga framing. Top three drawers have 3” dividers and the bottom three drawers have 4” dividers. When I did the bottom shelf I could not get it into the space without making drastic cuts to the corners. The cuts looked way bad, so I added the little corner moldings which I now think actually improved the overall look of the cabinet. Just kind of gave it that little extra “umph”... Finish is strictly Waterlox original (you can’t go wrong with this finish).

This was my first time shipping and it was a bit nerve racking but all turned out well. Used Plycon…. They came to the shop and picked up the cabinet, took it to their staging terminal and built a crate for it, shipped it to California, and hand delivered it to the client (all the way to placing it in her home). Very satisfied with the results.

thanks for viewing,
DRCWoodWorks @ Etsy

-- david

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 01:33 PM

Wow this is a beautiful piece

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 01:49 PM

Truly beautiful! Wood selection is top notch. Wow, she must have a lot of jewelry!! lol.

-- Pete

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#3 posted 05-19-2017 02:05 PM

My wife says very nice, and I agree

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#4 posted 05-19-2017 02:10 PM

Looks great. Like a fine piece of furniture.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 05-19-2017 02:33 PM

Wow! This is an outstanding piece. This is a fine jewelry armoire and it display a lot of fine details and nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 05-19-2017 04:25 PM

Very nice looking.

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 05-19-2017 05:18 PM

Gorgeous piece. I really like the drawer box top edge details. The little corner moldings also really work well. Using walnut and curly maple is always a great look. I’m curious about the choice of metal slides vs. wood slides??

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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David Coburn

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#8 posted 05-19-2017 05:35 PM

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the nice comments. It was a lot of fun to do and there were a few challenges along the way that kept it exciting. I’ve been looking at all of you guys’ projects as well and I have to say “all very nice..”.

thanks again,

-- david

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#9 posted 05-20-2017 11:47 AM

wow! what a beauty! congrats to you.

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#10 posted 05-20-2017 12:03 PM

Beautiful WOW great job

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#11 posted 05-20-2017 02:06 PM

Beautiful piece!!! I love the look of Walnut and Curly Maple together. Excellent project!!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#12 posted 05-20-2017 04:44 PM

Astonish! Definately Daily top 3. Amaizing contrast. Those drawers are just perfect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 05-21-2017 04:22 AM

Thanks for the drawers comment. I have to say I am pretty proud of how the drawers turned out.


-- david

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#14 posted 05-21-2017 07:14 AM

I enjoyed reading the story just as much as looking at your craftsmanship

-- Andries - South Africa

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