A jewelry box

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Project by Alex posted 10-25-2021 01:01 PM 791 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my wife and our 5th year anniversary. This The Wood Whisperer’s plan built basically according to his plans. I chose 2 pieces of walnut from 2 different trees. It seems to work because of the contrast of straight grain versus the figured stuff. I spent a significant amount of time getting the parts laid out so that everything is sequential (the drawer bottoms and pulls for example). Still debating on flocking the drawers. I am thinking about putting in removable drawer bottoms that are flocked with dividers and such so that I can live with not permanently covering the beautiful walnut :). Finished with Waterlox and furniture wax.
As others that have built this can attest, it is a lot of work in a small project. It took me a while to get the drawers to fit well. If I could do one thing different now that it is done, I would have adjusted the plans to only have 4 drawers and made it shorter. This is a pretty big box and frankly theres an overwhelming amount of storage. I guess I’m off to the jewelry store to start filling it!

-- Alex - Check me out on instagram @akpingel

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#1 posted 10-25-2021 02:08 PM

fantastic – I can’t remember seeing so much figured walnut displayed so beautifully. Very well done

-- 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 10-25-2021 02:24 PM


-- 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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#3 posted 10-25-2021 02:30 PM

Lovely work, well done.

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#4 posted 10-25-2021 02:32 PM

Nicely done! I could look at that box all day long, that figure is so nice!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#5 posted 10-25-2021 03:03 PM

Excellent, love the Walnut. Nice workmanship.

-- Ron

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#6 posted 10-25-2021 03:12 PM

Great job. I love the grain in the walnut.

Fit and finish top notch.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#7 posted 10-25-2021 03:14 PM

Fantastic build…Well thought out…well done!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 10-25-2021 04:24 PM


With a box like that, you can’t buy your jewelry at Walgreens. :-)

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#9 posted 10-25-2021 04:58 PM

I’ve always wanted to make one like this. You did a terrific job on the design as well as the wood choices. It looks like you also went for the extremely expensive hinges. Someone is going to get a beautiful jewelry box.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#10 posted 10-25-2021 05:56 PM

Well done. Thanks for sharing. I’d like try this design.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#11 posted 10-25-2021 07:14 PM

That is a very nice box, beautiful Walnut and great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 10-25-2021 07:36 PM

An heirloom in the making. Incredible chatoyance. Love the use of the same but complimentary wood type. I’m sure I’ll copy that idea some day.

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#13 posted 10-25-2021 07:47 PM


-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#14 posted 10-25-2021 07:48 PM

Thanks All. John I did use the expensive Brusso hinges.

-- Alex - Check me out on instagram @akpingel

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#15 posted 10-25-2021 09:33 PM

You picked great material and did a great job with it. Well done.

-- Petey

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