Jewelry Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Fotodog posted 04-16-2020 12:41 AM 838 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested a jewelry box after seeing the box I made for my dowel jig, so of course I built one for her. I used curly maple with walnut accents. The bottom dividers are friction fit without glue, so they can be replaced if necessary. The 2 small interior boxes simply rest on the dividers; I considered adding rails on which they would ride, but decided they weren’t necessary. The finish is 2 coats of clear dewaxed shellac followed by 3 coats of spray lacquer. I finished by using a Scotch gray ultra fine pad to take the sheen down to the level I like. Thanks for looking and comments welcome.

-- Tim

14 comments so far

View AJ1104's profile


1284 posts in 2713 days

#1 posted 04-16-2020 12:49 AM

What a beautiful box! Beautiful match on top. I was wondering if that was a veneer you cut or a solid piece matched?
Overall great job.

-- AJ

View Fotodog's profile


59 posts in 833 days

#2 posted 04-16-2020 01:08 AM

Thanks AJ. It’s funny you ask, I was thinking about using a nice burl veneer, but couldn’t find one that I liked. My next thought was to try bookmatching 2 pieces, but again I couldn’t find an attractive pattern from the lumber I had. So I ended up using the closest match possible from my stock on hand, edge gluing 2 pieces together.

-- Tim

View BurlyBob's profile


8707 posts in 3319 days

#3 posted 04-16-2020 01:15 AM

That’s truly beautiful.

View tyvekboy's profile


2110 posts in 4066 days

#4 posted 04-16-2020 01:22 AM


-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

View SenecaWoodArt's profile


484 posts in 2673 days

#5 posted 04-16-2020 03:10 AM

Very nice work with an excellent wood combination.

-- Bob

View unclearthur's profile


383 posts in 2841 days

#6 posted 04-16-2020 07:27 AM


View Peteybadboy's profile


3278 posts in 3003 days

#7 posted 04-16-2020 09:59 AM

Very nice. I like the way you did the inside compartments.

-- Petey

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile


2758 posts in 601 days

#8 posted 04-16-2020 10:41 AM

Very handsome box. Guapisimo

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

View recycle1943's profile


5290 posts in 2676 days

#9 posted 04-16-2020 11:24 AM

very attractive box

-- 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

View Fotodog's profile


59 posts in 833 days

#10 posted 04-16-2020 01:46 PM

Thank you gentlemen for all the nice comments.

-- Tim

View a1Jim's profile


118161 posts in 4630 days

#11 posted 04-16-2020 06:22 PM

Nice work Tim, great design and good workmanship.


View therealSteveN's profile


7476 posts in 1627 days

#12 posted 04-16-2020 08:13 PM

So much to like here. The wood of course talks to you, and I love a populated box, great job.

-- Think safe, be safe

View FraidKnot's profile


56 posts in 2018 days

#13 posted 04-27-2020 11:09 AM

Very elegant. Nice wood choice and presentation. Thanks for the specs on the finish. I struggle to find finishes that minimize yellowing the maple.

-- Chiropractors are also good with Knots...

View Fotodog's profile


59 posts in 833 days

#14 posted 04-27-2020 03:27 PM

Thanks guys. I have also had a difficult time finding nice finishes that don’t yellow light colored woods too much. I’ve tried or tested many of the oil finishes, which look great on walnut and other woods. My best results have been narrowed down to clear shellac, spray lacquer (often used to give shellac some protection), and water based poly. The journey continues.

-- Tim

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