Cedar and curly maple jewerly chest

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Project by Dubb posted 12-11-2012 09:12 AM 3034 views 16 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for a customer that I built a bedroom suit for and refaced dressers which I will post later. The customer had cut the trees when they built there house. The box is made of cedar and the drawers and legs are curly maple and the pulls are made of Ebony Gabon. The 3×3 blanks for the legs were a little hard to find. The cutly maple on the top and bottom are veneer that I applied to plywood and wraped with cedar. Finshed with hand rubbed poly.

-- Dubb , WV

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#1 posted 12-11-2012 10:20 AM

Dubb, welcome to Lumberland. I like this piece you built. It looks nice closed and opened. It is well proportioned and balanced. The legs are an especially beautiful addition. Looks like you spent a lot of time on the small details.

Good job on the pictures in your post. It will help your readers if you include dimensions in your write-ups. It is difficult to tell from just pictures how large or small a project actually is. You can edit your original post any time by clicking on the red lettered word “edit” at the top right of the page if you want to add more information after you post. Nice work here. Thanks for sharing with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 12-11-2012 11:40 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

I really like the cas. Nice looking. Also, EVERYTHING is better with cedar. :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 12-11-2012 01:06 PM

What are the overall dimensions?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-11-2012 01:58 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Beautiful work. I’m just glad my wife doesn’t have that much jewelry. Must cost a fortune to fill a chest like this.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#5 posted 12-11-2012 02:11 PM

Great Job Dubb a 100% full blown winner,


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#6 posted 12-11-2012 02:34 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. I like the the cedar look. I don’t usually see it used as case work. The figure maple looks good and a nice job making the legs. I should try that sometime. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 12-11-2012 03:46 PM

Wow! This is fantastic! and very innovative in how the outer doors conceal! Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 12-11-2012 04:45 PM

Thanks for the welcome everyone , The total height is 39” width is 18” and depth is 11”

-- Dubb , WV

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 04:50 PM

this is a really great little box you made, i also did one in red cedar and my wife really enjoyes it, welcome to lumberjocks also…look forward to seeing your work here..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 06:41 PM

Your welcome Dubb, and keep up the good work!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 12-11-2012 10:02 PM

welcome and what a beautiful project! Great job!!!

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#12 posted 12-11-2012 10:38 PM

A cabinet of ethereal character. I like it a lot.

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 10:52 PM

Top 3 good job brother

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#14 posted 12-12-2012 01:06 AM

Great design & use of the maple veneer with the cedar. Those legs must have been quite a challenge.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#15 posted 12-12-2012 04:19 AM

It’s a beautiful piece. Really well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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