Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada


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The Bird's Eye Maple used for this custom bracelet box has a dramatic pattern and a nice touch of curly features. The scene in the centre of the top was bordered with Wenge and Purpleheart bands which were accentuated with veneer-thin edges of Maple. 

The configuration of the interior compartments and trays was designed to suit the particular collection of bracelets, necklaces and rings. 

Trays,drawer sides and dividers were made from solid Maple.

Woods Used:

Bird's Eye Maple, Wenge, Purpleheart. Black Walnut


Solid brass drawer pulls with matching Bird's Eye Maple wood inserts.

Mitred corners reinforced with Black Walnut keys

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

Top was made of  1/8" (3 mm) Bird's Eye Maple, bordered with Wenge, Purpleheart and Bird's Eye Maple, and 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 and dividers were solid Maple.

Interior was lined with a luxurious light burgundy faux suede.


Overall exterior dimensions were about 12 1/2" x 9 1/8" x 5"  (31.5 x 23.5 x 12.5 cm)

The upper level was about 1 7/8" (4.8 cm) deep. 
Interior dimensions were about 10 1/2" x 7 1/4" (26.7 x 18.4 cm), divided into four equal compartments. 

The drawer was about 1 1/8" (2.9 cm) deep. 
Interior dimensions were about 9 3/8" x 6 5/8" (23.8 x 16.8 cm).