1) Submitted by
Dan, from Ridgefield, CT
The plans themselves were decent enough, but did not include a lot of detail about how to assemble everything and keep the box square. To make the assembly of the main cabinet a little easier, I added 1/4 inch width and 1/8 inch depth to each shelf and cut a 1/8 inch dado into the sides and back to support them. By changing the lid to a frame and panel, I was able to put a sizable mirror underneath and a decorative accent on top. Adding dividers and coating the drawers with Suede-Tex made them a little more useful for small jewelry pieces.
2) Submitted by
Denis Randall, from Akron, OH
Simple, straight forward, easily modified to make it "your own". My daughter-in-law loves it.
3) Submitted by
Richard McEachern, from North Chelmsford, MA
I made this jewelry box for my grandaughter 'Kayla. It was delivered on Christmas Eve 2008. We are expecting a new Grandaughter in May, so I will be adding this to my 'To Do List'.
4) Submitted by
Bill, from DuBose, SC
I have been a customer of Rockler for many years and have always been pleased with their products and service. $10 for a plan that suggests you build a piece of mahogany furniture with nails. Half inch mahogany doesn't seem to exist in my part of the country. About all you get is a good picture of a project you can develop on your own.
5) Submitted by
Christopher Conklin, from Stone Ridge, NY
I used this plan as a base for building a gift for my Mom's 70th birthday. The plan includes a cut list, patterns for cutting out the decorative base, assembly instructions with pictures, and a large parts layout diagram. The plan calls for using mahogany stock and a sheet of mahogany plywood, but I used walnut stock and birch plywood. Also, the plan assumes mostly butt joints and finishing nails, but I modified the plans slightly to use miter joints and biscuits. I would recommend this plan to anyone wanting to build a jewelry chest as it's easily modified to suit your needs (and Mom loved the final product !).
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