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Valentine's Day Jewelry Box

comments (3) February 15th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

BioHaz1906 BioHaz1906, member
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This Valentine's Day Box represents my latest project and my first post on here.  The piece is made of Cherry and some extremely rare wood that a cabinet maker friend gave me.  The sides are cut from one continuous piece of Cherry and the top piece is not veneered wood, it is simply some unknown species that I bookmatched and glued together.  The bookmatching of this piece really makes the highly figured wood jump out.  The splines are made of the same wood as the top panel, but they didn't come out as bright as I wanted, but I sill like the look of them overall. 

The inside was my first attempt at making dividers which came out ok, and the velvet lining is wrapped around rubber foamies to give it that plush feel.  The project was finished with 6 heavy coats of a rubbing varnish.  Hope you enjoy and if anyone can identify this wood please let me know.  Any and all feedback is welcome!


posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, cherry, upholstery

Comments (3)

mysticknightofthewoods mysticknightofthewoods writes: Figured Maple is a good term for a range including quilted maple (what I would call you example) to bird's eye maple that reveals tiny pin knots. Light changes polarization as you tilt this wood giving it great depth and a shimmering look as each eye sees it a bit differently. Your book matching of this is unusual and very attractive to my eye. There are a variety of maples, too, so which one you have remains a mystery here.
Posted: 12:09 pm on February 18th

BioHaz1906 BioHaz1906 writes: Drlucas,
Thanks for the comments. I will lookup figured maple to see exactly how it compares.

Posted: 5:18 am on February 17th

drllucas drllucas writes: Very nice piece, thanks for sharing it here. The top actually looks like figured maple.
Posted: 8:31 pm on February 16th

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