Necklace cabinet

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Project by ellgee posted 05-10-2013 05:13 AM 3356 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I dont have rings, i dont have earrings, so made a box to hold just necklaces.

They were formerly in the bedside table drawer, in many ziploc bags, and I couldnt
quickly find what I wanted. A box a half meter across, with hanging on the doors too,
lets me see over 40 at once. 32 pegs, some have 2 or 3 items on.

It is curved about 8 cm out from the wall, and as you can see about 2 cm vertically.
It’s an unknown (probably Queensland maple) crotch veneer, over bendy ply,
over curved rails and straight stiles, which are of bluegum.

Then there had to be a shelf-unit in the middle, just to hold the floor and ceiling
the right length apart. That is, same in the middle as at the ends .. “it seemed a
good idea at the time” to have some parts square ! it was hard enough to
assemble doors curved in 2 dimensions.

If it were a bigger photo, you might notice that the curve in the shelf-unit is
similar to the curve in the verticals of the over-bed bookshelf
which I made years & years ago, and that is similar to the curve on
the bedside-table top edges. Except inverted.

The hanging-pegs are of bluegum too. It has black stretch-velvet, which is of
polyester, so less problem glueing to posterboard than acetate velvet.

The only problem was that after I hung it, a couple of times I was getting stuff
out of the laundry basket below, forgot there is now a cabinet there, and
banged the head.

Oh, and I am a little disappointed that the crotch figure looked better
outside in the sunlight, than in the corner with less light. Pic 4 is without flash,
so you can see the figure looks quite different in lower light.

Cheers, all.
p.s. anyone else going to the Utah show next week ?

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 10:22 AM

Great idea and great job making it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 04:43 PM

Very nice build.. Quite a collection of necklaces :) Display nicely in your cabinet…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 08:45 PM

Way nice. Most of us who take pics of our work know the camera is cruel to grain structure. It looks fantastic in the photos, I can only imagine how cool it is in real life, so to speak. The curves are a wonderful enhancement to a great build. I know you are proud, and I think you have every reason to be.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 12:32 AM

Very nice. I like it! Here’s to a quick learning curve so that you don’t bonk your head again. : )

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#5 posted 05-11-2013 02:43 AM

Very nice work. Pictures never seem to capture how nice something really is.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#6 posted 05-11-2013 06:55 AM

LIG, this is a marvelous idea and design. I like the curved look, and it is not an easy look to pull off mechanically; however, you did so masterfully. The gentle curves are nicely repeated in the other furniture you have created… Kudos. Welcome to lumberland and thanks for sharing such interesting ideas with us. You have a well-deserved “Top Three” on this project. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 01:48 AM

Very nicely done. I love the curves. Anyone can do square. I also like the clean look with no visible hardware. I added to my favorites!

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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