Jewelry box

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Project by bygrace posted 03-19-2014 11:15 PM 1848 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a different(for me) kind of box this time so I decided to make a tea box. Well, after I made the box I discovered I didn’t have a piece of wood large enough to make the lid, so I decided to try book matching some quilted maple(new for me also). It turned out so pretty I thought I would make it into a jewelry box with a sliding tray. It is made of Sapele, walnut, and maple. I used two coats of medium walnut Watco oil (to bring out the grain in the maple) and one coat of natural Watco, two coats shellac for the sanding sealer, two coats of spray lacquer, and a couple coats of wax.
Thanks for looking!
Any constructive comments are certainly welcome!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#1 posted 03-20-2014 12:01 AM

Nicely done—very attractive.

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 12:24 AM

Very nice jewelry box and nice matching of several different woods…thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 12:51 AM

wow, that is beautiful, great work

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 01:20 AM

very nice box

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#5 posted 03-20-2014 02:35 AM

Very nicely done, book matched, splines, trays.

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#6 posted 03-21-2014 12:18 AM

Great looking jewelry box! You certainly picked a nice combination of woods—they look great together!

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 01:56 PM

Beautiful box! Attractive wood combo, great joints and awesome finish. It looks great inside and out. Great job!

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