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Curly Sassafras and Padauk Jewelry Box
Willie

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I made this box for my wife for her last birthday. I came across the curly sassafras while splitting firewood, way too nice to burn! I cut veneers to 1/4" thick and glued it up on some unidentified wood I had in the shop. I cut 1/4"X3/4" padauk strips for accents and to hide the glue lines of the veneer. Besides the four drawers, there is storage in the top and on the side. The box measures 11 1/2"W X 16"H X 6"D.

-- Willie

Thanks, Jim. Fun build, would make a few changes if I was doing another but holding up well. Expected some movement with the thick veneer but so far so good! Sometimes the best wood comes from the least expected sources!

-- Willie

Thanks for all the great comments. I was lucky to get a fair amount of that sassafras but it’s all in short lengths, under 24". I still have enough for a few more projects. Going to cut some more firewood this week. I ALWAYS keep my eyes open for some interesting wood!!!

-- Willie