Jewlery Box

Two years.  Two years it took me to finish this thing. Two years spent squinting at it- looking for possibilities. Two years of thinking about leg options late into the night.

And now it’s done.

Large Jewelry box, bubinga, mahogany and ebony with Pendelton wool drawer linings.

Large Jewelry box, bubinga, mahogany and ebony with Pendelton wool drawer linings.

I used brass plane iron adjustment knobs with rosewood infill. The drawers and top are made from a piece of billet wood I acquired from a guy who knows a guy who works on the docks here in Portland It was a piece of mahogany-like wood spalted from prolonged time in a ship hold in proximity of water and suitable fungi.

closeup drawers

closeup drawers

The top handel was hand-carved. The inner drawer dividers are rippled maple from a local maple tree.

top drawer open

top drawer open

I finished this with oil and wax. Couldn’t bring myself to give it a top-coat.

jewelry box front

jewelry box front

I managed to use lots of ebony pieces I’d had laying around for the trim.

drawers

drawers

The top lifting box is of a piece of Chechen I’d been lugging around with me since the early 1990’s. Drawer linings of Pendleton wool scraps.

JB top open

JB top open


Since this was a practice piece, my price on this has nothing to do with the amount of time it took. Thanks for looking!

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