Jewelry Box

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Project by Greg Salata posted 02-07-2008 06:56 AM 2867 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for my daughter.
Cherry and walnut jewelry box.
Sliding tray with hidden storage in the base.
I had this piece of figured walnut hiding in my shop for several years waiting for the right project.
Black velvet lining.
Original design from Wood mag. I changed it to my liking.

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 06:58 AM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 06:59 AM

Very nice. I am sure your daughter will cherish it for years to come.

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 07:16 AM

beautiful. is the bottom tray for necklaces to be laid out in?

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 07:36 AM

Great looking box. I like the figure on the top.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 07:38 AM

I love boxes and that is a humdinger. Has a sort of orental flavor to it to me. Great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 07:41 AM

Yes, the bottom tray will accommodate necklaces nicely.

It is really a hidden compartment that is not easily visible. She does keep her necklaces in there.

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 08:46 AM

Really nice. I especially like the wood choices. They go nicely together. And that crotchwood piece you chose for the top is awesome. Great job.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 09:50 AM

Good looking box – looks like plenty of storage space, nice wood contrasts

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 11:59 AM

Good job. Nice contrast with the splines and the accent in the “handle” on top.

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 12:59 PM

This is a nice box. I really like the cherry and walnut combination. The grain pattern of the walnut is gorgeous. I will have to put a box like this on my list.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 03:32 PM

Very nice. Good choices of wood and design. I like it.
I also noticed the wrap around cherry grain matching. Good job.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 02-07-2008 03:57 PM

Great choice of woods, very nice

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#13 posted 02-07-2008 04:09 PM

Great box, love the contrasting woods. Good work!

-- Robb

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#14 posted 02-07-2008 04:26 PM

One of my favorite wood combos!

THe top is especially beautiful.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 02-07-2008 05:30 PM

Very nice! I really like the use of the base as an ‘extra’ necklace tray.

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