Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Wenge With Maple Burl Top

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The interior of this beautiful jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets and watches.

The Maple burl in the top of this box has a spectacular grain pattern and rich, varying colours. The body of the box is made from Wenge with accents of Roasted Maple.

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 11.5" x 8.4" x 4.3 "  (29.2 x 21.3 x 10.8 cm)

The upper compartments are about 1.3" (3.2 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)      2.8"  x 7.1  "      (7.0 x  18.1 cm)
(four)      2.4" x 3.5  "      ( 6.0  x  8.9 cm)  

The drawer is about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)     4.6 " x  6.9"     ( 11.7   x 17.6 cm)
(four)     2.3"  x  2.3"     ( 5.7  x 5.7 cm)
(two)     2.3"  x  2.0"     ( 5.7  x 5.0 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 carnuba.  The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing.

Woods Used:

Wenge, Maple burl, Black Walnut 


Solid Roasted Maple drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Roasted Maple keys.

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


Top is made 1/8" (3mm) thick Maple Burl and 1/8" (3mm) thick Wenge which are laminated to 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 and dividers are solid Black Walnut.

Interior is lined with a luxurious velveteen.