I love boxes with no discernible opening at first glance, and got to make some with my dad for Christmas and birthday presents! I brought my dad some sketches, and then he walked me through the whole project!
We made three mahogany jewelry boxes that were approximately 9x6.5x3 inches. The tops slid out revealing a wool felt lined inside with a removable jewelry divider.
I had fun designing the triangle patterns and choosing colors I thought matched the boxes' recipients!
I used shellac to finish the wood, and artist's varnish over the acrylic painted birch plywood tops.
This (not jewelry) box was about 10x10x4 inches and lined with wool felt also. I was really pleased with the more abstract geometric design with this top. (Still not sick of triangles!) These colors make me happy too!
I love how these boxes turned out (and am now wishing I had made one for me! haha!), and it was a great learning experience. I still have LOTS to learn as far as basic woodworking skills; good thing I have a good teacher! Thanks Dad! :)