Retro Jewelry Box

4 Materials
4-6 Hours
This a jewelry box or as it is better known, a band saw box we made for my mother-in-law.
The video show a lot more of each of the steps below and some that we couldn't include. Also, if you would like more in-depth step-by-step details you can check out the full tutorial on our website -
The first step is to make yourself a wood sandwich. Really. These are just three pieces of wood glued together with wood glue and clamped. You can use as many pieces as you like and any combination.
Next you apply the pattern for the box with some spray adhesive. You can make your own or get the free pattern on our site -
Then you cut out all of the spaces that will be drawers. You can enter the chunk of wood from anywhere. It will get re-glued later anyway. Cut out all the drawers.
Then you slice the front and back off of each drawer. Thickness doesn't matter. Just not too thick.
After that you will have to cut out the cavity that makes it a drawer.
Then you just glue the drawer back together and clamp it.
Also, this is a good time to glue the shell of the box back together and clamp it.
Now you can clean up all the rough edges by sanding.
Even the drawers need cleaned up.
Once the first round of sanding is done you can reattach the back. Again, this is done with glue and clamps. It will also need sanded flush once it is dry.
Now you can add some knobs or handles. We just cut down some of the leftover oak into small triangles and glued them on.
Now you can make sure everything fits and fine tune it with sanding if it doesn't.
Lastly, you can add any finish. We chose tung oil.
That's all there is to it. It may seem intimidating, but it is not.
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