Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Limba With Wenge Accents

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

The Black Limba in this box has a spectacular grain pattern and rich, varying colours. The scene on the top is framed by bands of Black Limba and Wenge, separated and defined by strips of black veneer.

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

Except for black veneeer, 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 11.5" x 8.4" x 4.3 "  (29.2 x 21.3 x 10.8 cm)

The upper compartments are about 1.3" (3.2 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)      2.8"  x 7.1  "      (7.0 x  18.1 cm)
(four)      2.4" x 3.5  "      ( 6.0  x  8.9 cm)  

The drawer is about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)     4.6 " x  6.9"     ( 11.7   x 17.6 cm)
(four)     2.3"  x  2.3"     ( 5.7  x 5.7 cm)
(two)     2.3"  x  2.0"     ( 5.7  x 5.0 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 Limba , Wenge, Black Walnut 


Solid Wenge drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Wenge keys.

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


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 and dividers are solid Black Walnut.

Interior is lined with a luxurious faux-suede.