Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada



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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.

This box was made from Purpleheart. The scene on the top is framed by bands of Purpleheart, each separated and defined by strips of black veneer.

The drawer 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 12.5" x 9.1" x 5"  (31.2 x 23.2 x 12.7 cm)

The trays are about 7/8" deep (2.2 cm) with these compartments:-
(one)     2.4" x  6.9"   ( 5.9  x  17.5 cm)
(one)     2.0" x  6.9"   ( 5.1  x  17.5 cm) with 8 padded inserts
(six)       2.4" x  2.3"   ( 5.9  x  5.7 cm)

The  compartments below the trays are about 1" (2.5 cm) deep. Inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       5.3" x 7"   (13.3 x  17.8 cm)
(six)        2.5" x  2.3"   ( 6.4  x  5.7 cm)

The drawer is about 1.3" (3.2 cm) deep. 
The inside dimensions of the compartments are about:-
(one)       4.9"  x   6.8"  ( 12.5   x 17.2 cm)
(six)        2.3"  x   2.1"   ( 5.7 x 5.4 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:



The sides of the box are made from a single board with waterfall mitre joints. That allows the natural pattern of the wood grain to flow all the way around the box. Grain is matched on three corners.

Solid brass drawer pulls with Purpleheart inserts.

Mitred corners reinforced with Purpleheart keys

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

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 a luxurious velveteen fabric.