3/4" Thick x 9" Wide x 36" Aromic Red Cedar (or wood of choice) for sides and back
3/4" Thick x 12"Wide x 36" Black Ash (or wood of choice) for top and bottom
1 1/4" Thick x 9" Wide Aromic Red Cedar (or wood of choice) for drawer fronts
1/2" x 5" x 96" Black Ash or Oak Plywood for drawer sides
1/4" ash plywood for drawer bottom
1 1/2" Wood Screws: 1/8 lb.
1 1/4" Kreg Screws: 1/8 lb.
4 plastic/nylon button feet for bottom
sandpaper 100 grit, 180 grit, (320 grit for finishing)
Satin Finish Polyurethane Varnish
Felt for interior lining of drawers (use color of your choice)
Plastic Drawer Slide Tape
Router with Round-over Bit
Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Belt Sander or 100 to 180 grit sandpaper and a block (320 grit for finish sanding)
Kreg Pocket Hole System
Sand Paper (Grit: 100 and 180)
Step One: Cut The Jewelry Box Pieces - Sides And Back
Select the planed 1 x 14" stock: the dimensions above
Glue boards together if needed to plane
Rip sides and back to 8 3/4"
Cut sides to lenght
Cut back to lenght
Step Two: Glue Sides and Back Boards For Jewelry Box
Using glue fasten sides and back - box joints shown
See interior demensions above for jewelry box
Step Three: Drawer Guides And Placement
Cut grooves for drawer guides 3/8" wide (space evenly)
With leftover pieces cut the drawer guides (4 are needed)
Glue the guides to the sides - clamp to hold - box is shown laying on its back
Step Four: Cutting Top And Bottom Pieces - Including Design
Cut top and bottom to size
Using a band saw cut the design on top and bottom - black ash
(TIP) Save the design pieces that were cut off to use for the drawer front design so pattern is the same
Sand top and bottom black ash pieces
Step Five: Attach Top To Body Of Wooden Jewelry Box
Using a Kreg Pocket Hole System, screw top to body of jewelry box
Step Six: Attach Bottom To Body Of Wooden Jewelry Box
Install bottom with screws from bottom up.
Using 3/4" nylon protective feet add to bottom of jewelry box.
Note - Signature can be added at bottom of jewelry box prior to attaching to the body of box. Sign underside before feet are installed.
Step Seven: Make And Fit Jewelry Drawer Boxes
Layout Shown Above
Make jewelry box drawers - glue lapped joint
Cut the front and back pieces at 12 1/8" width and cut the end pieces at 7 1/2"length
The height of the drawer is cut at 2 1/4"
Dado 1/4" groove in bottoms together
Glue drawers and bottoms together - clamp together - let sit overnight to dry
After glue has dried sand drawers and fit into jewelry box
Step Eight: Finishing Drawer Front Design Of Wooden Jewelry Box
Use cut out strip from bottom and top of jewelry box to make identical design for drawer fronts. Cut design on drawer fronts on band saw
Sand drawer fronts
Step Nine: Finish the Jewelry Box - Drawers - Interior, Fronts, Feet, Knobs
Sand drawer fronts
Cut 1/8"inch spacers for drawer fronts
Install boxes, then fit drawer fronts using 1/8" spacers between each drawer
From scrap wood, cut out three drawer knobs/handles, 3/4" x 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Attach the knobs/handles with screw from inside drawer box
Sign your work
Sand jewelry box ready for varnish using 100 to 180 grit sand paper, then final sanding with 320 grit sand paper
Apply several coats of polyurethane (satin finish) sanding lightly between each coat of varnish
When poly is dry add felt liner, color of your choice.
Sit back and admire your handy work
Give box to your Sweetie Pie and she will be very happy!
On a Personal Note, I sign all my wood projects using a 60 degree router bit. "Made with Love" and the date - these are truly priceless for years to come!