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I made this box for my brother's 40th birthday gift.
Wenge and curly maple.

I knew I wanted the design to feel "masculine" and I think to that end I was successful. My brother has a bunch of watches and rings, so this is designed with those items in mind.
It's roughly 9" X 14"X 5 1/2".

Thick leather lined drawers. Splined miter construction cut from a single piece of Wenge. Sliding dovetail bottom keeps the sides braced in front.
Half lap partitions.
Brusso stop hinges.
Lacquer finish.

This was my first time using lacquer and I quite like it.

Wish I had taken more pictures!

Thanks for looking.

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Yeah, that's definitely a manly looking jewelry box. All joking aside, that's a fantastic looking piece. Your brother should truly appreciate your present.
 

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Great looking, and I think anyone would be proud to be it's owner. Excellent job !!! Mel
 

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I like those various versatile compartments inside. I like that dark wood outside too.
 

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good looking box, I especially like the miter corners on the drawer
 

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Great looking box and I know from experience how difficult it is to find a masculine looking jewelry box (I worked in a jewelry store for 10 years). Thanks for posting.
 

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That's a nice looking box… and yes, I was wishing for a picture of the front whilst closed.
 

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Beautiful work! Well done!
 

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Great layout and wood choices! The wenge really works well, I hope you are done pulling out all the micro splinters 8^)
 

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Definitely Masculine, love the woods contrast, that drawer with the dividers is a winner.

Nice Man sized, and look Valuables box. Thanks for posting.
 

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Nice!! What hinges are those?
 
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