Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

EXOTIC WOOD JEWELRY BOX
Birdseye Maple 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 Bird's Eye Maple and Curly Maple in this box have a beautiful grain pattern and vibrant colours. The scene in the centre of the top is bordered with Curly Maple bands which are subtly accentuated with Purpleheart veneer edges.

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.


SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions:

Overall exterior dimensions are about 12.2" x 9.1" x 3.9 "  (31 x 23 x 10 cm)

The upper compartments are about 1.3" (3.2 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)      2.6"  x  7.4"      (6.5 x  18.7 cm)
(six)        2.4" x  2.3"      ( 6.0  x  5.8 cm)  

The drawer is about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)     4.5 " x  6.8"     ( 11.5   x 17.2 cm)
(six)      2.2"  x  2.1"     ( 5.6  x 5.4 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 carnuba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Bird's Eye Maple, Curly Maple, Purpleheart 

Exterior:

Solid Purpleheart drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Purpleheart 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.

Drawer sides and dividers are solid Cherry.

Interior is lined with a luxurious dark red faux-suede.