I’m not sure where I came up with the idea for this jewelry box, but
it turned out extremely well and it was a fun project to build. The box is
made of poplar and its overall measurements are 10” wide by 6” tall by 6”
deep. The individual stackable compartments have slightly different heights
varying between 1.5” and 2”.
Each of the three compartments and the lid are held in place using
wooden “keys” that protrude from the section beneath it. These wooden keys
prevent the boxes from shifting side-to-side or front-to-back while they are
stacked. The sections can only be separated by being lifted straight up.
The front of the box has a “ring of roses” design burned into it, and
the front edge of the lid has a “vine of hearts” burned into it as well.
Each compartment is lined on the bottom with red felt to protect its
contents. The box is finished, inside and out, with a Honey Maple gel stain
and a clear polyurethane protective finish.
I was extremely pleased with the way this jewelry box turned out.
I hope you like it too.
There are some interesting aspects to how this box was made.
You can read about it, and see step-by-step photos, by going to the