Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

EXOTIC WOOD JEWELRY BOX
Birds Eye Maple And Blistered Maple

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This jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cuff links, necklaces, watches.

The dramatic scene on the top was created by bookmarking a uniquely figured piece of Blistered Maple. That scene is framed with bands of Bird's Eye maple, separated and defined by strips of Padauk veneer.

The tray sides and dividers in the interior are made from solid Cherry

No stains or dyes have been used. The rich colours that you see are the natural colours of the finished woods.


SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions:

Overall exterior dimensions are about 11.9" x 8.9" x 3.4"  (30.3 x 22.7 x 8.6 cm)

The compartments in the lower level are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)   7.4"   x   5.1"   ( 18.7   x  13.0 cm)
(six)    2.4"   x   2.5"    ( 6.0  x  6.4 cm)

The removable trays are about 0.75" (1.9 cm) deep.  The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)   7.4"  x  2.4" (18.7  x  6.0 cm)
(six)     2.4"  x  2.4"   ( 6.0  x 6.0 cm)

Finish:

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 carnauba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Bird's Eye Maple, Blistered Maple, Padauk, Bubinga

Exterior:

Solid Bubinga finger lift

Mitred corners reinforced with Bubinga keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13  mm) thick Bird's Eye Maple

 

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.

Interior:

Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Tray sides and dividers are Cherry.

Interior is  lined with a luxurious faux suede.