Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Roasted Birds Eye Maple With Bubinga & Lacewood Accents

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The interior of this beautiful jewelry chest has ample space for earrings, cuff links, necklaces, bracelets and watches. The one tray has twelve padded inserts, each of which can accommodate two rings, earrings, or cuff links. There are two compartments with handmade pillows for watches or bracelets.

This box was made from heavily figured Roasted Bird's Eye Maple. The scene on the top is framed by bands of Bubinga, Lacewood and Roasted Maple, each separated and defined by strips of Padauk.

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 6.3 "  (40.6 x 25.4 x 15.9 cm)

The two compartments with the pillows are about 2.5" x 3.8" (6.4 x 9.5 cm) and about 2.3" deep (5.7 cm). 

The trays are about 3/4 " deep (1.9cm). Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(two)     2.0" x 8.4"   ( 5.1  x  21.3 cm)
(two)     1.8" x 4.4"   ( 4.5  x  11.1 cm) with 6 padded inserts
(six)       2.0" x  2.8"   ( 5.1  x  7.0 cm)

The compartments below the trays are about 1.1" (2.9 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       4.5" x 8.5"   (11.4 x  21.6 cm)
(two)       2.5" x 4.5"   (6.4 x  11.4 cm)
(eight)     2.1" x 2.0"   ( 5.4  x  5.1 cm)

The drawer is about 1.9" (4.8 cm) deep. The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       6.9"  x 8.5"  ( 17.5   x 21.6 cm)
(three)     3.3"  x 2.7"   ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm)
(three)     3.5"  x 2.7"   ( 9.97 x 6.7 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:

Roasted Bird's Eye Maple, Lacewood, Bubinga, Padauk veneer, Cherry


Roasted Maple drawer pulls and finger lift

Mitred corners reinforced with Bubinga keys

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



Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Drawer sides, trays and dividers are solid Cherry

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