Jewelry Box

Walnut and mahogany jewelry box.

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The sides of this box are walnut and the top panel is mahogany. Inside is a sliding tray with dividers. Since I make each box individually, this is one of a kind. Signed and dated.

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The overall size is approximately 12 3/4" wide x 10 1/4" deep x 6" high.

The tray is approximately 9" x 6 1/8" x 1". Use as a jewelry box or to hold your favorite mementos. This would be a great box to hold photos, for example, or a journal and writing tools.

Walnut is one of my favorite woods. I like the dark grain of walnut. It is a beautiful color and can range from the rich brown of this box to light brown that is almost grey. On the other end, it can be a deep, dark, brown with purple tones.

Walnut is friendly wood to work with. It doesn't splinter the way oak can (although it does stain your fingers when you sand it). It takes finish well and, I think, gives an elegant final look.

Mahogany is also a beautiful wood, although it's look ranges by species. The name mahogany applies to several different species of generally reddish -brown wood.

I generally don't use endangered wood (and mahogany is endangered), however sometimes I come across a piece by chance (it's surprising how often people give me wood) and in that case I don't let it go to waste.

In this case, I liked the contrast between the walnut box and the mahogany top. I like the looks of many of the exotic and endangered woods, but I don't see the need to use them when so much beautiful wood can be found locally.

For instance, while this box is made from straight grained walnut it is also possible to find highly figured walnut like in the box below. One o f the things I enjoy most about woodworking is finding beautiful grain in an ordinary looking board.

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