Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Curly Maple With Padauk Accents

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While modestly sized, this meticulously handcrafted jewelry box has ample space for a small collection of jewelry and personal memorabilia.

This box is made from Curly Maple with legs of Padauk. Accents on the top are provided by bands of Padauk.

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.



Body -  Curly Maple with Padauk legs
Top   - Curly Maple with Padauk handle. Bands of Padauk and Curly Maple.


Interior and exterior are finished with Osmo TopOil, an odourless hardwax-oil product. The resultant finish is smooth, durable, and appealing. Interior components (trays, dividers) are finished with Danish Oil, a penetrating resin.

Dimensions (approximate): 

Overall exterior dimensions are about 10.3" x 7.3" x 3.8"  (26.0 x 18.4 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) 5.3" x 4.0"   ( 13.3 x 10.2 cm)
(two) 2.5" x 4.0"   ( 6.4 x 10.2 cm)

The removable tray is about 0.8" (1.9 cm) deep.  It has four compartments, each about 2.4" x 1.8" (6.0 x 4.5 cm)


Decorative Padauk handle on top.

Tapered Padauk legs.

Sides are 3/8 " (9.5  mm) thick Curly Maple.

Top is made from laminated pieces of Curly Maple and Padauk, about 1/2" (13 mm) thick.



Brass butt hinges.

Lining is a durable faux-suede fabric.

Tray and dividers are made from Cherry