Walnut Jewelry Cabinet with Bookmatched Cherry Doors


Cherry and Walnut Jewelry Cabinet

The bookmatched cherry doors are made from a piece of discarded cherry left over from a previous project. The knot in the cherry board had long ago fallen out and the piece was tossed into the scrap bin. By resawing the board with my bandsaw, I was able to obtain the bookmatched cherry doors using the knot holes as a convenient way to open the doors.
The jewelry cabinet is made from air dried black walnut. The six drawers are made of black walnut with half blind dovetails and cherry pulls.



outstanding cabinet,beautiful.

woodworking classes, custom furniture maker


That’s very creative . . . a nice use of something that many of us without your artistic eye might throw away.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

It’s a fantastic idea I love it!!

Beautiful work cool idea for handles/ or knot :-) I know that was terrible but couldn’t resist but it is a beautiful piece

Fantastic! Great idea. Beautiful.


That is a beautiful piece! Love the doors. I look for wood with such “Character” just for such effects. Beautifully designed.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Excellent job , nice way to use the discarded piece .



Had to stop and look. Glad i did. The walnut on the sides is a great add. Love the creativity and integration. I’m thinking about what Krenov said about composing a piece. Nicely done.

Thomas J. Tieffenbacher/aka docSavage45

This piece is spectacular! What a beautiful use of that otherwise discarded piece. And that walnut grain detail photo made me gasp audibly! Fantastic work.

Amor Vincit Omnia

That’s really beautiful and creative. Very nice!

Losing fingers since 1969

Unique and well done!

Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario