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Boise, Idaho, United States
Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me via email (jmcraftworks@gmail.com) for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item, a custom ring box, coin display case & mount, or a keepsake box.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Walnut and Maple Jewelry Box

A solid American black walnut & maple jewelry box, completely handmade and using recycled wood. The walnut is from a tree in our neighborhood taken out by the city and the city forester was good enough to allow me to salvage sections as they took it out. The maple is from cut-offs from a local wood shop. And the fabric is from the Boise Reuse Market, where they recycle fabric remnants. The fabric insert in the top is wrapped around padding and there is a removable dark micro-suede fabric insert in the bottom of the box to cushion anything placed inside. The hardwood is hand sanded and finished with a clear ecofriendly waterbased polyurethane.