Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Leopardwood With Bubinga Accents


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The interior of this beautiful jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cuff links, necklaces, bracelets and watches. The one tray has eight padded inserts, each of which can accommodate two rings, earrings, or cuff links.

The body of this box was made from Leopardwood. The scene in the centre of the top is framed by bands of Leopardwood, separated and defined by strips of Bubinga veneer. The box "floats" on a recessed base of Bubinga.

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 11.9" x 8.4" x 5.0 "  (29.9 x 21.3 x 12.7 cm)

There is about 0.4" (1.0 cm) headroom in the inside of the top of the box into which jewelry can extend from the trays.

The removable trays are about 0.8" (1.9 cm) deep and have these compartments:-
(one)     2.3" x 6.8"  (5.7 x 17.2 cm)
(one)     2.0" x 6.8"  (5.1 x 17.2 cm) with 8 padded inserts
(six)      2.1" x 2.3"  (5.4 x 5.7 cm)

The  compartments below the trays are about 0.8" (1.9 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)        7.0" x 5.1 "  (17.8 x 13.0 cm)
(six)         2.5" x 2.3"   ( 6.4 x 5.7 cm)  

The drawer is about 1.0" (2.5 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)  6.5" x 4.6"   (16.5  x 11.8 cm)
(six)   2.0" x 2.3"   (5.1 x 5.7 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 carnauba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Leopardwood , Bubinga, Cherry


Leopardwood drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Bubinga keys.

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


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 prevents warping of the top.



Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Drawer sides, trays and dividers are solid Cherry

Interior is lined with a luxurious velveteen fabric. 
Padded inserts are covered in the same material.