Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Black Limba Accents

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While modestly sized, this meticulously handcrafted jewelry box has ample space for a small collection of jewelry and personal memorabilia.

This box is made from Black Walnut with legs of Black Limba. Accents on the top are provided by a band of Black Limba.

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.



Body -  Black Walnut with Black Limba legs
Top   - Black Walnut with Black Limba handle. Centre band of Black Limba, separated and defined by strips of black veneer.


Interior and exterior are finished with Osmo TopOil, an odourless hardwax-oil product. The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing. Interior components (trays, dividers) are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin.

Dimensions (approximate): 

Overall exterior dimensions are about 10.3" x 7.3" x 3.8"  (26.0 x 18.4 x 9.5 cm)

The compartments in the lower level are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one) 5.3" x 4.0"   ( 13.3 x 10.2 cm)
(two) 2.5" x 4.0"   ( 6.4 x 10.2 cm)

The removable tray is about 0.8" (1.9 cm) deep.  It has four compartments, each about 2.4" x 1.8" (6.0 x 4.5 cm)


Decorative Black Limba handle on top.

Tapered Black Limba legs.

Sides are 3/8 " (9.5  mm) thick Black Walnut.

Top is made from laminated pieces of Black Walnut and Black Limba, about 1/2" (13 mm) thick.



Brass butt hinges.

Lining is a durable faux-suede fabric.

Tray and dividers are made from Black Walnut