Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Figured Black Walnut Top

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This jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cuff links, necklaces, watches.

The centre of the top is a heavily figured piece of Black Walnut. That scene is framed with bands of Black Walnut, separated and e defined by thin strips of Roasted Maple.

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

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 12.0" x 9.0" x 3.6"  (30.5 x 22.8 x 9.1 cm)

The compartments in the lower level are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)   7.6"   x   5.3"   ( 19.3   x  13.5 cm)
(six)    2.4"   x   2.5"    ( 6.0  x  6.3 cm)

The removable trays are about 0.75" (1.9 cm) deep.  The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)   7.5" x  2.4"   (19.0  x  6.1 cm)
(four)  2.8"  x  2.4"   ( 7.0  x 6.2 cm)
(two)  1.7"  x  2.4"   (4.4  x  6.2 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:

Roasted Maple, Black Walnut


Solid Roasted Maple finger lift

Mitred corners reinforced with Roasted Maple keys.

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


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 Black Walnut.

Interior is  lined with luxurious and durable faux suede.