Jewelry Box

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Project by FrancoisWorkshop posted 10-19-2019 03:08 PM 1122 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jewelry box for the wife. Carcass and drawers made with 1/2” Baltic Birch Plywood. Drawer fronts out of a book matched piece of Black Limba then cut to look continuous. Worm holes in the wood create these beautiful orange streaks. Two uprights are for necklaces. Some drawers have dividers, some dividers are smaller than others.

-- Francois. Sawdust is man glitter.

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#1 posted 10-19-2019 03:27 PM

Wow. You can fit an entire jewelry store in that piece. Looks like a massive amount of work.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#2 posted 10-19-2019 04:58 PM

good looking box and FINE job of grain (pattern) continuity

-- 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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#3 posted 10-19-2019 06:43 PM

The drawer fronts are eye poping. A much smaller version is on my list to do. Very nicely done!

-- Petey

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#4 posted 10-19-2019 07:42 PM

Really eye catching. Great details with the grain continuity and custom dividers.

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#5 posted 10-19-2019 08:06 PM

Wow. You can fit an entire jewelry store in that piece. Looks like a massive amount of work.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

I thought the same. Really happy my Wife is a low jewelry kinda girl. The stuff she treasures, she made herself.

It’s a tremendous storage cabinet, if you had something like loose Diamonds, it would be pretty cool to have need for that much storage.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 10-19-2019 11:56 PM

Wow. That is striking. Well done

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#7 posted 10-20-2019 12:22 AM

Tremendous job. The front says it all. Great selection of wood and overall craftsmanship.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 10-20-2019 02:24 AM

Quite beautiful. Very impressive.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 10-20-2019 02:35 AM

beautiful jewelry box,love the look of that black limba but may i ask why you used baltic birch rather than a nice hardwood for the drawers,just seems to cheapen the look imo.over all nice work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#10 posted 10-20-2019 04:03 AM


That limba really makes a strikingly beautiful jewelry box!


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#11 posted 10-20-2019 04:14 AM

That’s a very nice looking piece, I really like the way you matched the grain. Congrats on your DT3.

But as others have said, I sure wouldn’t want to have to fill it up unless it was all costume jewelry.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 10-20-2019 05:59 AM

Beautiful wood, box, compartments…everything!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-20-2019 02:05 PM

Massive storage! As stated, the wood and matching on the front is excellent. I’m always afraid I’ll screw up some key piece in a layout like that.

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#14 posted 10-22-2019 04:08 AM

So, well done, love the grain pattern

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 10-23-2019 11:00 PM

I do a lot of work with black limba for my ringmaster it..figured is not easy to find..your case is fantastic..great work!!

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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