I made a couple boxes for Christmas gifts this year. Here they are! This watch box features a glass lid for displaying a man’s fancy watches, as well as a special place underneath for keeping rings and other small valuables. I made it with oak (stained dark) and maple. This jewelry box was made specifically for hanging necklaces while still fitting on the shelf of a young lady’s desk. It is somewhat rustic looking with it’s box joints and brass hardware. I made it from some hardwood pallet wood, that I think may be cherry, but I am not certain. I’m really happy with the instant heirloom look this piece took when it was finally done and rubbed down with a bit of tung oil.
For Nigel’s birthday I wanted to give him something handmade and special. This box I made from Black Walnut, Maple, and Cherry, with a cedar lining. It features a hinged lid, movable tray and a “secret” compartment. The day after his birthday, it was already filled with important things like pocket change (undoubtedly stolen from my jar), his wallet, a couple photos, and bubble gum.