Kathy & Jim Sawada Toronto, Canada

Black Walnut With Curly Maple & Bubinga 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 Black Walnut with legs of Curly Maple. Accents on the top are provided by bands of Bubinga and Curly Maple, separated and defined by black veneer.

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 -  Black Walnut with Curly Maple legs
Top   - Curly Black Walnut with Curly Maple handle. Bands of Bubinga and Curly Maple, separated and defined by strips of black veneer.


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 9.9" x 7.1" x 3.8"  (25.1 x 18.1 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 3.8"   ( 13.3 x 9.5 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 Curly Maple handle on top.

Tapered Curly Maple legs.

Sides are 3/8 " (9.5  mm) thick Black Walnut.

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



Brass butt hinges.

Lining is a durable faux-suede fabric.

Tray and dividers are made from Black Walnut