Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Santos Rosewood With Purpleheart Accents

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The interior of this beautiful jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets and watches. The one tray has seven ring inserts, each of which can accommodate two rings, earrings, or cufflinks.

The Santos Rosewood has a beautiful grain pattern and vibrant colours. The scene in the centre of the top is bordered with Santos Rosewood bands which are subtly accentuated with Purpleheart veneer edges. The box "floats" on a recessed base of 1/4" high Black Walnut. 

The drawer sides and dividers in the interior are made from solid Black Walnut.

Notice how the interior of the top is finished as beautifully as the exterior. That takes extra time and material .... but, the result is well worth it.

Except for the black veneer, no stains or dyes have been used. The rich colours that you see are the natural colours of the finished woods.



Overall exterior dimensions are about 11 3/4" x 8 3/8" x 4 3/4"  (29.9 x 21.3 x 12.1 cm)

The trays are about 5 1/4" x 7 3/8" x 3/4" (13.3 x 18.7  x 1.9 cm) with these compartments:-
(one)     2 1/4" x  6 7/8"   ( 5.7  x  17.5 cm)
(one)     2 1/4" x  6 7/8"   ( 5.7  x  17.5 cm) with 8 ring inserts
(six)       2 1/8" x  2 1/4"   ( 5.4  x  5.7 cm)

The  compartments below the trays are about 7/8" (1.9 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)        5" x  7 1/8"          (12.7 x  18.1 cm)
(six)        2 1/2" x  2 3/8"           ( 6.4  x  6.07 cm)  

The drawer is about 1 1/8" (2.9 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)  4 5/8 "    x  7"     ( 11.9   x 17.8 cm)
(six)   2 1/4"  x   2 1/8"        ( 5.7  x 5.4 cm)


Interior and exterior are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin. Exterior is further finished with a three-stage wax process, the final stage being carnuba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Santos Rosewood, Purpleheart, Black Walnut 


Solid Santos Rosewood drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Purpleheart keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13  mm) thick Santos Rosewood


Top is made from solid woods into an assembly about 1/2" (13 mm) thick. It is then re-sawn into two pieces about 1/8" (3mm) thick which are laminated to both sides of 1/4" (6 mm) plywood. This construction not only makes the interior of the top as attractive as the exterior, but also prevents warping of the top.



Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Drawer sides, trays and dividers are solid Black Walnut.

Interior is lined with a luxurious dark red faux-suede. 
Ring inserts are covered in the same luxurious material.