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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.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Recycled Wood into Handmade Ring Boxes

Recycled Walnut Wood for Handmade Ring Boxes
Recycled Walnut Wood Cut into Handmade Ring Boxes
Recycled Wood into Handmade Ring Boxes
The latest group of little boxes, starting with walnut logs I salvaged from a tree taken down in the neighborhood years ago. Most of the things I make are very small so I expect this cord of wood to last for many years.

I start by slicing the rounds into panels and then slicing those into long square strips. After running through the planer, they're cut into individual sections to make into boxes. I add contrasting end pieces of mahogany, teak, cherry, or maple to add a little interest and drill for the magnets that hold the two halves together. After sanding each gets several light coats of clear satin finish and small strips of black foam inside to secure whatever jewelry will go inside. The foam is removable and you can use it to hold a ring in place, or take it out to make room for a necklace, earrings, or charms.

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