Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Zebrawood 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 eight padded inserts, each of which can accommodate two rings, earrings, or cufflinks.

The dark beauty of the Black Walnut body is accented by Zebrawood edges. The dramatic scene in the centre of the top was made by bookmarking a burled piece of Black Walnut. It is bordered with Black Walnut bands which are accentuated with Maple veneer edges.

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 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 12 3/8" x 9 1/8" x 5"  (31.4 x 23.2 x 12.7 cm)

The trays are about 5 1/4" x 6 3/4" x 7/8" (13.3 x 17.2 x 2.2 cm) with these compartments:-
(one)     2 3/8 " x  6 3/4"   ( 6  x  17.2 cm)
(one)     2 3/8 " x  6 3/4"   ( 6  x  17.2 cm) with 8 padded inserts
(six)       2 3/8" x  2 1/4"   ( 6  x  5.7 cm)

The  compartments below the trays are about 7/8" (2.2 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       5" x  7"          (12.7 x  17.8 cm)
(three)   3 1/8" x  2 1/8"   ( 7.9  x  5.4 cm)
(three)   1 5/8" x  2 1/8"   ( 4.3 x  5.4 cm)

The drawer is about 1 1/8" (2.9 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)  5"  x   6 7/8 "  ( 12.7   x 17.5 cm)
(six)   2 1/4"  x   2"    ( 5.7 x 5.1 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:

Black Walnut, Zebrawood, Maple veneer


Solid brass drawer pulls with Black Walnut inserts.

Mitred corners reinforced with Zebrawood keys

Sides are solid 1/2" (13 mm) thick Black Walnut

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 burgundy faux suede.