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taking jewelry to a whole new level of luxurious
because I was asked to make a tutorial, and I needed to make a tutorial for my photography class, I made one for my Apple jewelry box

(link here: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/apple-jewelry-box )

it's my first tut, I hope it makes sense!

Posted by illegalcreativity from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See illegalcreativity's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    get your wood. for my apple box, I used a scrap block that was 4"x6"x10"
    alternative is to glue several pieces together

    **be sure to put glue EVERYWHERE (OVERFLOWING is better than having your project break in the middle of cutting) and CLAMP IT at least 24 hours before cutting**

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    draw your desired shape out

    mark where you want your drawers, be sure not to make the borders too thin or the project will collapse on you

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    (optional if you have another piece of wood big enough to cover your design)
    cut off roughly 1/2" of the wood

    *sorry for poor lighting

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    cut as close as possible to your lines, it's better to have to sand a little more off than have an awkward hole in the entire project

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    cut the drawers out, it's better to have smaller drawers than a weak border

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    I guess I forgot to take a picture here, but you basically cut the front and back off the drawers, then cut the sides, and lastly the bottom

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    piece, glue and clamp overnight

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    while you're waiting, glue the entrance you made when cutting for the shelves (there's no way around it, a jigsaw's blade isn't long enough, and a bandsaw can't make internal holes)

  • Step 9

    clamp that baby up

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    when the shelves have dried, sand the misfits off

    don't sand the fronts (if you don't want to) or you'll have massive holes between the border and drawers

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 11
    Step 11

    sand small details

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 12
    Step 12

    glue the piece of wood from step 3 (as you can see I lost mine so I ended up using a scrap piece of wood)

    clamp

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 13
    Step 13

    when dry, cut your shape out

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 14
    Step 14

    sand down to size

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 15
    Step 15

    cut/sand (I made mine from scrap pieces), glue, and clamp handles on

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 16
    Step 16

    sand for a nice, smooth finish

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 17
    Step 17

    paint or stain your box

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 18
    Step 18

    spray with a clear shellac coating

  • How to make a box. Elephant Box - Step 19
    Step 19

    super cute!

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Kelsey M.
Kelsey M.
AHHHH!!! It's adorable!!!! I love elephants, they are so cute, and so is this!
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Gül  K.
Gül K. · İstanbul, TR
superrrrrrrr thanksssHappy)
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The Petite Shop
The Petite Shop · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 16 projects
I Now Know What Im Doing For Summer Break!!
haha great idea =)
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illegalcreativity
illegalcreativity · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 41 projects
it's actually super easy once you get to the skeleton of it
and with the right power tools :x
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Sarah D
Sarah D · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 31 projects
Great tutorial, you make it sound like I could actually manage to do one, haha Happy
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In.ch
In.ch · Norway, Maine, US · 1 project
Sooo cute!!! I love it!
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illegalcreativity
illegalcreativity · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 41 projects
aaaaaaaaah no it isn't ! haahhaha
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Em
Em · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 4 projects
first thought: is this from that really cool person with the really cool projects?
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Mystery Craft Girl
Mystery Craft Girl · Algiers, Algiers, DZ · 36 projects
lovely!
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
It seems sooooo difficult to do!!! O___O Thanks for sharing!!
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