Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Bird's Eye Maple & Ziricote Maple

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The interior of this beautiful jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets and watches.

The Bird's Eye Maple has a spectacular pattern with multi-hued colouring. The scene in the centre of the top is bordered with Wenge and Padauk bands which are accentuated with veneer-thin edges of white Sycamore. 

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

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.

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 12" x 9" x 4"  (29 x 24 x 9 cm)

The upper level is about 7/8" (2.2 cm) deep. 
Interior dimensions are about 10" x 7" (25 x 18 cm). 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)       7" x  2 5/8"   (18 x  9.5 cm)
(six)   2 1/8" x  2 1/4"   ( 6  x  5.7 cm)

The drawer is about 7/8" (2.3 cm) deep. 
Interior dimensions are about 9" x 6 1/4" (23 x 16 cm). 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)   6 1/4"    x   4 7/16"  ( 16   x 11.3 cm)
(two)   2 3/16"  x   2 1/8"    ( 5.6  x 5.4 cm)
(two)   2 1/8"    x   2 1/8"    ( 5.4  x 5.4 cm)
(one)   2 3/16"  x   1 3/4"    ( 5.6  x 4.5 cm)
(one)   2 1/8"    x   1 3/4"    ( 5.4  x 4.5 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:

Bird's Eye Maple, Padauk, Ziricote, Wenge, Sycamore


Mitred corners reinforced with Ziricote  keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13mm) 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.



Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Tray sides and dividers are Cherry.

Interior is  lined with a luxurious faux suede.