Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Dark Roasted Curly Maple With Figured Black Walnut Top

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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. The inside of the top has a full sized mirror.

The body of this box was made from Dark Roasted Curly Maple.The centre of the top is heavily figured Black Walnut, subtly accentuated with black veneer edges. The box "floats" on a recessed base of Black Walnut. 

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

Except for back 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 11.5" x 8.3" x 5.0 "  (29.2 x 20.6 x 12.7 cm)

There is about 0.4" (1.0 cm) headroom in the inside of the top of the box into which jewelry can extend from the trays.

The removable trays are about 0.8" (1.9 cm) deep and have these compartments:-
(one)     2.3" x  6.8"   ( 5.7  x  17.2 cm)
(one)     2" x  6.8"   ( 5.1  x  17.2 cm) with 8 padded inserts
(six)      2.1" x  2.4"   ( 5.4  x  6.0 cm)

The  compartments below the trays are about 0.9" (2.2 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)        6.9" x 5.1 "     (17.5 x  13.0 cm)
(six)         2.4" x 2.1"      ( 6.0  x  5.4 cm)  

The drawer is about 1.3" (3.2 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)  3.1"  x 6.9"    ( 7.9   x 17.5 cm)
(six)   2.1"  x 1.5"    ( 5.4  x 3.8 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:

Dark Roasted Curly Maple, Figured Black Walnut


Solid Black Walnut drawer pulls.

Mitred corners reinforced with Black Walnut keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13  mm) thick Dark 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 prevents warping of the top.



Mirror on inside of the top.

Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Drawer sides, trays and dividers are solid Black Walnut

Interior is lined with a luxurious velveteen. 
Padded inserts are covered in the same luxurious material.