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Walnut & Bloodwood Necklace Chest

comments (3) August 11th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Jurgen01 Jurgen01, member
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Bloodwood legs and handles add both contrast and interest to this walnut chest. Ripping and rejoining the stock for the front and sides allowed for both well-fit drawers and grain continuity around the front and sides.  The handles have carved finger reliefs for ease of use.
At the clients request, the upper tray and drawers are suede-cloth lined without dividers.  This allows the full depth and width of the chest to accommodate a variety of necklaces. Drawers slide on runners set into the interior of the case.
The wooden hinges are fitted into 18-inch dadoes, which allows a thicker & stronger hinge to have a smaller profile.  When opened, the hinges pivot into matching waxed grooves cut into the chest to prevent binding.  Polished brass rod (3/16) is used for the hinge pins.
Bloodwood legs and handles add both contrast and interest to this walnut chest. Ripping and rejoining the stock for the front and sides allowed for both well-fit drawers and grain continuity around the front and sides.  The handles have carved finger reliefs for ease of use. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Bloodwood legs and handles add both contrast and interest to this walnut chest. Ripping and rejoining the stock for the front and sides allowed for both well-fit drawers and grain continuity around the front and sides.  The handles have carved finger reliefs for ease of use.

Photo: jurgen01

Built to match a smaller jewelry chest of the same design and materials, this chest was made at the request of a client who wanted a larger chest made expressly for necklaces. The chest is made of walnut selected from the same board. The top is frame-and-panel construction to allow the book-matched lid to move with the seasons. The front and sides were ripped and rejoined to ensure that the wood grain on the drawers would match the grain of the case, while still allowing for snug-fitting drawer fronts. The wooden hinges were made from another piece of walnut selected for its straight-grain pattern. The design is inspired by both arts & crafts and Asian motifs. 15" x 10" x 6". Hand rubbed oil finish.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, arts and crafts, walnut, accessory, frame and panel, asian inspired, chest, oil


Comments (3)

Jurgen01 Jurgen01 writes: klenard & Mac1922,

Thank you, guys, for the kind comments. Best of luck with your woodworking.
Posted: 5:59 pm on August 21st

Mac1922 Mac1922 writes: Great job, look really well, your client will be be very happy.
Posted: 7:18 pm on August 20th

klenard klenard writes: very nice,simply design
Posted: 6:37 pm on August 12th

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