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Cabriole legs and a slender design give this jewelry cabinet a classic look. But beneath the fancy exterior are basic woodworking techniques.

Years ago, jewelry was often one of the most valuable things a family owned. So it was only natural to store these precious items in a special case or box—something out of the ordinary. Thaf s what we had in mind when we designed this jewelry cabinet

We started by designing cabriole legs and gracefully curved aprons to give the base of the jewelry cabinet an elegant look. Then at the top and bottom of the case we included built-up moldings. But I think the most interesting feature of this project is the doors.

doors. The doors are unlike any I've ever seen on a jewelry cabinet. They're L-shaped, so they wrap around the front and sides of the case. And since they're attached at the back of the case, you don't see any hinges.

These doors look as beautiful when they're open as when they're closed. They fold out like wings on each side of the case, revealing storage areas for necklaces and a stacked set of shallow drawers.

drawers. The drawers themselves also have some neat features. They can be removed from the case so you can find small items quickly, see photo below. And we show you how to build a special padded insert to hold rings.

You might think that all these extra details require a lot of special skills or equipment But this entire project is built with ordinary woodworking construction methods.

Even the cabriole legs are straightforward to make. To help you out, we're providing a separate step-by-step article on building the legs. (It starts on page 14.) And if you're still not convinced, you can buy pre-made cabriole legs from a couple of different sources (see page 35).

Padded drawer inserts safely hold rings or earrings. And brass drawer pulls and specially-designed brass necklace pegs give the jewelry cabinet an elegant look.

Outer panel

Inner

Brass knob

Door

Magnetic catch

Panel assemblies are made from 3A" plywood with solid wood edging

Drawer

Inner

Front

Brass tear-drop pull

1 4e apron

Door edging

Outer panel

Full-size patterns are available for cabriole legs and aprons, see page 35.

Base assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.

Construction Details

Door edging

Outer panel

Inner

Magnetic catch

Panel assemblies are made from 3A" plywood with solid wood edging

Brass knob

Side apron

Drawer

Inner

Front

OVERALL DIMENSIONS:

18" Wx 12"Dx403/8"H

Door

Brass tear-drop pull

1 4e

CROSS SECTION

apron

Outer panel

Full-size patterns are available for cabriole legs and aprons, see page 35.

Base assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.

Z-shaped fastener

For details on cabriole leg construction, see page 14. To purchase pre-made legs, see page 35.

GUIDE

Wx9Ais"-544")

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