Texas Style Jewelry Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 10-13-2013 12:52 AM 31520 views 40 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured I thought Texas style was fitting for this Jewelry box due to it’s rustic appeal, there are other versions of this design floating around I just made this one my own, it consist of most everything that I’ve learned from fellow Lumberjocks all rolled up into one and once again another new bandsaw box design only you wouldn’t know the inner was a bandaw box, another hybrid, I’ve implemented a new feature into my bandsaw boxes instead of cutting out the front from the drawers I now use wooden panels or slabs for the draw fronts, the woods used in this project are Walnut and Spalted Hackberry. Both ends are book matched from the same board and the front is also book matched with grain flowing upward, the spalted hackberry I harvested with my chainsaw locally.

Build I started off with a glue up block, instead of running the boards vertical as I used to I ran these boards horizontally staggered, surface and edge glued, so that I could get a wider box, there’s no slicing the front or the back off you just simply cut your drawers out and only the rear slice of the draw is cut from the drawer not the front as the front slab becomes the front of the drawer, once everything was sanded I then round the fronts on the router table, the fronts are then glued to the front of the drawers, I then created two miter jointed fixtures for each side of the box and sliced them as you would a normal box and added the kerf to house the 1/4” panels on each side, I used wooden hinges on the back also made from walnut, both ends open up very smooth, I added three brass necklace hooks on each side, inside of the drawers I have two pull out trays one is a ring tray and also inside of the center drawer is a hidden drawer.

This box measures 14 1/2” x 11” x 5 1/2” it is finished in a single coat of tung oil, a single coat of non waxed shellac, two coats of satin finish wipe on poly and a final wipe with paste wax, all drawers are flocked.

I added 3 more pictures below to show the drawers out.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed along with replied comments :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 01:08 AM

That’s a beautiful Jewelry box! I really like the side doors and wood hinges.
Excellent choice of woods, and fine craftsmanship. Someone is gonna be really happy with this.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 01:19 AM

Very awesome Randy…That is a well thought out design and build. A winner…!

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 01:21 AM

That is really amazing! Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 01:31 AM

Wow !....that spalted hackberry is awesome…..great contrast with the walnut….great design and build !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 01:45 AM

Excellent Build Randy, really Top-shelf Work…
That Hackberry is to die for, and you used it to perfection, Super Job!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 10-13-2013 01:51 AM

Super cool design and wood combo!


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#7 posted 10-13-2013 02:03 AM

Holy Smokes Randy that is down right beautiful! Excellent in everyway! Love the wood combos!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 10-13-2013 02:03 AM

That’s really cool! Beautiful project! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 10-13-2013 02:25 AM

Absolutely beautiful Randy! Truly, a jewelry box befitting Texas.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#11 posted 10-13-2013 02:43 AM

I like the design a lot! Great job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 10-13-2013 02:49 AM

This is awesome! Love it

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#13 posted 10-13-2013 03:51 AM

Very interesting box with lot of hidden compartments. I like the combination of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 10-13-2013 03:54 AM

This is really cool and so AWESOME! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 10-13-2013 05:12 AM

Very awesome piece, great pattern and colors !

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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