Here's My Stuff!
by Don Dumais
I made this for my daughter. It's made from chestnut and pine that I reclaimed from a circa 1776 house
I renovated in Grafton, MA.
I wanted to make something for my daughter and she mentioned a jewelry box so I looked at
others and saw what I liked and didn't like about them and created my own design.
One thing was the doors - when you open them you had to crouch down to look at stuff, so I
designed my doors such that after opening them you were able to raise and lock them in place for
easy viewing and access.
The other thing I tried to improve upon was the top. It seems every jewelry box I saw had a lid
to open for the mirror and access a storage area so you were unable to just keep stuff on top. I
mounted an adjustable mirror so the top could still be used. I even routed out some areas on the top
to place every day stuff.
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