Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Birds Eye Maple With Maple Burl River Top


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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 Bird's Eye Maple in this box has a spectacular grain pattern and rich colours. The top is Maple Burl pieces surrounded by translucent purple resin.

The tray 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 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 an Osmo micro-porous wood oil. The resultant low-lustre finish is smooth, durable, and appealing. Trays, dividers and supports are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin.

Woods Used:

Bird's Eye Maple, Curly Maple, Maple Burl, Cherry, Purpleheart


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.

Mitred corners reinforced with Purpleheart keys.

Sides are solid 1/2" (13  mm) thick Bird's Eye Maple


Top is made from pieces of Maple Burl framed with Curly Maple. The gaps are filled with purple resin to create the river effect.


Solid brass quadrant hinges.

Tray sides and dividers are Cherry.

Interior is  lined with durable velveteen woven fabric.