Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Roasted Curly Maple


This pair of large jewlery boxes was made from the same board of Roasted Curly Maple.

The boxes "float" on a recessed base of Roasted Curly Maple. 

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

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 16" x 10" x 6"  (40.6 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm)

The removable trays are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The  compartments below the trays are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The drawer is about 2" (5 cm) deep. 


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:

Roasted Curly Maple, Cherry 


Solid Roasted Maple drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Roasted Maple keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13  mm) thick Roasted Curly Maple


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 burgundy velveteen. 

Ring inserts are covered in the same luxurious material.