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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Walnut and Maple Jewelry Box (Fall 2011)

I have been commissioned to build a custom jewelry box for a customer this coming fall.The jewelry box is to be made of Walnut with maple accents. The dimensions of the box are to be 15 inches wide by 6 inches tall by 12 inches deep. When open, the jewelry box will have a removable tray. the box will also sit in a stand so that the over all height will be thirty inches.

The basic design for the box right now is to have a Walnut burl veneer top that is captured by solid Walnut sides. The top will be inlaid with a 1/8 inch band of Maple and the front will have an inlaid diamond escutcheon of maple. The finished product will have a inlaid brass engraved plate in the top as well. The joinery will be keyed and the spline joints will either be made of Walnut or Maple. I have included preliminary drawings of the box on stand below that I have designed using Google Sketchup. This is a project that is still in development, so I will post some photos of the final  drawings, and ultimately the finished product. You can click on any of the photos to see them in a larger format.
A front view of the box with the Maple splines in the corner.
A view of the box in perspective with Maple splines.
A front view of the box with Walnut splines.
The box in perspective with Walnut splines.
Atop view showing the burled Walnut and the Maple banding.
A view of the Walnut base in perspective.
A view of the base from the top.
The box on stand from the front.
The box on stand from the side.

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