Jewelry Box

Marc Spagnuolo

Small in stature but big on elegance! This jewelry box features plenty of storage for your valuables.

The box measures 12” W, 7 3/4” deep, 13 3/4” tall.

  • 19 lessons
  • $80.00

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction (19 videos in total) showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Build strategy
  • Material layout
  • Sliding dovetails
  • Half-blind dovetails
  • Through dovetails
  • Drawer Construction
  • Wood Drawer Guides
  • Hinge installation
  • Raised Panels
  • Cutting curves
  • Routing inlaid feet
  • Gridwork
  • Inlaid Drawer Pulls
  • Magnetic Catches
  • Flocking
  • Hardwax Oil Finishing

What You’ll Need:

Note: This is not a required list of tools. This is simply what I used during the build. Remember, there are always multiple ways to accomplish a task so if you don’t have one or more of these tools, you can very likely still make this project.


  • Planer/Jointer (alternatives: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
  • Tablesaw with a Miter Gauge
  • Dado Stack
  • Router
  • Bandsaw
  • Drill
  • Miter Saw (for rough-cutting lumber)
  • Random Orbit Sander
  • Hand Tools – Chisels, Razor Saw, Shoulder Plane, Card Scraper, Dovetail Saw, Rasp



From the Guild:

Ordered this series early on when the cultist and Bell Forrest kits were still work in progress. There were multiple discrepancies at first, but nothing that could not be overcome with a little patience and ingenuity. Overall the video instruction was awesome and made this otherwise daunting project very manageable. I made a few modifications mostly out of fear, but some were stylistic. I used a porter cable miniature dovetail jig and used half blinds for the drawers and the side cases. I tried hand cutting and got frustrated too easily. I also opted to skip the curved front and used 45 degree chamfers instead of round overs on the edges and bevels on the side panels instead of using a cove bit. The biggest problem I had was wood movement (cupping). The 3/8 thick carcass components would be slightly different every day. This made getting the drawers to fit just right a challenge. I chose the milled Cherry and Curly Maple combo from Bell Forrest and finished with Danish Oil. Shortly after I began the project the cut list and sketchup files were updated, so no major issues in that regard. I have purchased a few of these projects from the guild and will be back. Marc has a great style, is very clear and concise in his delivery and is a great instructor.

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About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of the book Hybrid Woodworking. He has contributed articles and video content to, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also the owner and operator of The Wood Whisperer Guild and the Wood Talk Podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.