Walnut and Maple Jewelry Box

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Project by msurvilo posted 02-13-2014 08:54 AM 2351 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a piece walnut for christmas. This was my first go-round with with walnut, and I’m happy with how it turned it. The front and back of the drawers are made from recycled maple. I saw an old dresser on the side of the street, planed the front and back of the drawer fronts and found some really nice wood!

This was my first attempt at some hand cut dovetails on the drawers. Dadoed the back of the drawer to make glue up easier and to add strength.

I also added some dovetail keys to the side for strength and topped the drawers off with some hand carved drawer pulls.

The jewelry box is finished with 4 coats of shellac.

-- Matt, California.

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#1 posted 02-13-2014 11:14 AM

I love the simple clean lines, and the contrasting maple, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 02-13-2014 02:38 PM

Nice box! It came out beautiful.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-13-2014 03:07 PM

Great build, very clean looking.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 02-13-2014 03:29 PM

This is a real nice design and you did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 02-15-2014 03:00 AM

Really nice work! Love the drawer pulls!

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

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#6 posted 02-18-2014 05:15 PM

Great looking well crafted box! The wood combo is attractive and the joints are awesome.

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