This is another dovetailed jewelry chest with drawer and lift out tray. It's made from mahogany with a cocobolo drawer pull. I had short, thick piece (over 2" thick) piece of mahogany that, by careful planning and no mistakes, I was able to turn into a jewelry chest with a few scraps left over. The entire piece, with the exception of the drawer pull,  including the drawer and tray bottoms is mahogany.


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I resawed the wood for the box carcase on the band saw to get two pieces that were a full inch thick. This also enables you to match the grain on all four corners. The top also started as a fairly thick piece of wood- a touch over 1". This enabled me to accentuate the curves on the top and the box sides quite a bit.

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The grain on the top yielded a pretty interesting pattern once shaped considering that the overall grain of the wood was pretty straight and uniform.

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The finish on the box is French polished orange shellac which turned out very nicely. The orange shellac brought out the color of the mahogany nicely, but I also expect  that the wood will darken a bit over time to a deep reddish brown.

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