Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Birds Eye Maple With Black Walnut & Nogal Accents

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This large jewlery box was made from Bird's Eye Maple with accents of Black Walnut and Nogal.

The box "floats" on a recessed base of Black Walnut. 

The drawer 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 20" x 12" x 7.5"  (50.8 x 30.5 x 19.0 cm)


Interior and exterior are finished with Osmo TopOil, an odourless hardwax-oil wood finish.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Interior components (trays, dividers) are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin.

Woods Used:

Bird's Eye Maple, Black Walnut, Nogal 


Mitred corners reinforced with Black Walnut keys.

Sides are solid 5/8" (16 mm) thick Bird's Eye 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.



Nickel finish quadrant hinges.

Drawer sides, trays and dividers are solid Black Walnut

Interior is lined with black velveteen. 

The padded ring inserts are covered in the same material.