Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Canarywood With Paduak 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.

This box was made from Canarywood. The scene on the top is framed by bands of Padauk and Canarywood, each separated and defined by strips of black veneer.

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

Except for the 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 12.5" x 9.1" x 5"  (31.2 x 23.2 x 12.7 cm)

The trays are about 7/8" deep (2.2 cm) with these compartments:-
(one)     2.4" x  6.9"   ( 5.9  x  17.5 cm)
(one)     2.0" x  6.9"   ( 5.1  x  17.5 cm) with 8 padded inserts
(six)       2.4" x  2.3"   ( 5.9  x  5.7 cm)

The  compartments below the trays are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       5.3" x 7"   (13.3 x  17.8 cm)
(six)        2.5" x  2.3"   ( 6.4  x  5.7 cm)

The drawer is about 1.3" (3.2 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       4.9"  x   6.8"  ( 12.5   x 17.2 cm)
(six)        2.3"  x   2.1"   ( 5.7 x 5.4 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:

Canarywood, Paduak


Solid brass drawer pulls with Canarywood inserts.

Mitred corners reinforced with Padauk keys

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

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, trays and dividers are solid Cherry

Interior is lined with luxurious velveteen.