Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Canarywood With Cardinalwood Accents


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This jewelry box has ample space for earrings, cuff links, necklaces, watches. The one tray has nine padded inserts for rings, earrings, and cuff links.

The Canarywood in this box has a spectacular grain pattern and rich, varying colours. The scene on the top is framed by bands of unusual dominantly red Canarywood, separated and defined by strips of black veneer.

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

Except for black 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 12.0" x 9.0" x 3.8"  (30.5 x 22.8 x 9.5 cm)

The compartments in the lower level are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)   7.4"   x   5.1"   ( 18.7   x  13.0 cm)
(six)    2.4"   x   2.5"    ( 6.0  x  6.4 cm)

The removable trays are about 0.75" (1.9 cm) deep.  The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(six)    2.3" x  2.3"   (5.7 x  5.7 cm)
(one)   2.3"  x 7.3"   (5.9  x 18.4 cm)
(one)   2.0" x  7.3"   ( 5.1 x 18.4 cm) with 9 padded inserts


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:

Canarywood Cardinalwood



Mitred corners reinforced with Cardinalwood keys.

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


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 Cherry.

Interior is  lined with durable faux suede.