Cedar and Redwood Jewelry Box

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Project by msurvilo posted 04-12-2014 09:54 AM 4107 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box for my girlfriends birthday. The sides were made from a glued up panel of thin T and G floor boards, doubled up in thickness. The base trim and the cap around the lip of the box are made of redwood. (Don’t tell but it was just a 2×4 I had lying around.) The lid is a little more glamorous, it’s a piece of reclaimed redwood from a 100 year old barn. The drawers are also made out of the flooring material but have a thin redwood bottom to them.

The smallest draw slides left and right and the largest tray is a piston fit into the bottom of the box where it sits on a small shelf. Below the main tray is a small area with a piece of suede leather glued to the bottom. This is a place for valuables that need to be treated gently and things too big to fit in the above spaces.

The pads on the bottom of the box and the bottom of the lid were cut out of a special piece of thin rubber using a hollow 1/2 punch.

As of now the box remains unfinished, but I think soon I will put a few coats of rub on poly on the outside.

The box smells incredible, I love it’s earthy feel, and had a blast making it.

Thanks for looking.

-- Matt, California.

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#1 posted 04-12-2014 10:35 AM

Nice box Matt, you did a great job, well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#2 posted 04-12-2014 12:50 PM

Well done, great looking box.

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

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#3 posted 04-12-2014 01:53 PM

That’s a fairly awesome box right there, California. I really dig how you angled those cedar pieces on the sides; it adds a dimension of peculiarity that most people wouldn’t be able to fathom. I, however, hopefully can.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 04-13-2014 12:52 AM

Very nice box, love the wood.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 04-13-2014 01:43 AM

Really fine workmanship, and good job on reclaiming that wood! Beautiful and visually arresting.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 04-13-2014 06:10 AM

Looks great! And if it doesn’t work out with the girlfriend, you’ll have the nicest tackle box at the lake!

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