Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Cherry With Roasted Maple & Lacewood Accents


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This jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cuff links, necklaces, watches. Removing one of the trays readily turns it into a valet box for keeping larger items such as PDAs and cell phones.

The centre of the top is made from a bookmarked piece of Cherry, with bands of Lacewood and Roasted Curly Maple. That scene is bordered with strips of Roasted Bird's Eye Maple, which are accentuated with edges of Padauk veneer.

The tray sides and dividers in the interior are made from solid Cherry

Other than 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 11.9" x 8.9" x 3.4"  (30.3 x 22.7 x 8.6 cm)

The compartments in the lower level are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)   7.4"   x   5.1"   ( 18.7   x  13.0 cm)
(six)    2.4"   x   2.5"    ( 6.0  x  6.4 cm)

The removable trays are about 0.75" (1.9 cm) deep.  The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)   7.4"  x  2.4" (18.7  x  6.0 cm)
(six)     2.4"  x  2.4"   ( 6.0  x 6.0 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 carnauba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

CherryLacewood, Roasted Curly Maple, Padauk, Bubinga



Mitred corners reinforced with Bubinga keys.

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

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.

Tray sides and dividers are Maple.

Interior is  lined with a luxurious dark burgundy faux suede.