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Maple and Walnut #2


A sweet and simple box which has been mindfully crafted to have a sliding lid that travels through the side of the box, leaving the top of the box uninterrupted.

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Maple and Walnut Wood Jewelry Box

A simple, yet beautiful and finely crafted wood jewelry box created by talented furniture maker Jacques Breau of Ottawa, Ontario. As a woodworker using highly traditional techniques, Jacques builds pieces using a collection of lovingly restored hand tools dating back as far as 1915 and originating in Japan, Germany, the USA and Canada, as well as many shop-made items.

Story: “The basis for the design of this wood jewelry box was a sliding lid that travelled through the side of the box, leaving the top of the box uninterrupted. This design feature led me to use mitred dovetails for the corners. This is a slight variation on the traditional dovetail, and it allows the bevelling of the top edge of the box to run seamlessly all the way around the perimeter.”

Materials: This wood jewelry box is built from clear Eastern Maple & Claro Walnut

Dimensions: H 2.5’’ x L 10’’ x D 6.75’’

Jacques Breau

Jacques Breau has been around woodworking and craft since he was a child. Woodworking runs in the Breau family, starting from his great-grandfather who passed down his love of wood to many family members throughout the generations. Jacques’ mother, an exacting seamstress, has imparted her approach to craft to him. This combination of material and approach guides Jacques along. After completing an undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Jacques embarked on his journey as a craftsman. After reading James Krenov’s book, “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook”, it became clear that his passion was leading him to woodworking. He has since studied at the Silva Bay Shipyard School (2003), and at the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking (2006-2007), both located on the Strait of Georgia, in British Columbia. Since graduating from the Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking, Jacques has been a member of the Guest Faculty at that institution. Jacques gets inspirations for his work from bridges, water towers, seashells, difficult joinery, and the flowing lines of turn of the century furniture. These inspirations are juxtaposed with constantly striving to strip designs down to the essentials. Tools are a very important aspect of Jacques’ craft practice. His machines have been collected and lovingly restored to working order. They date as far back as 1915, and are all from quality manufactures in North America and Europe. The hand tools in Jacques’ collection are all of high quality, and are well maintained. Some of these tools have been shop built, while others have been accumulated over the years. His hand tool collection includes tools from Japan, England, the United States, Germany, Canada, as well as shop made tools.

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Additional Information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 10 x 7 x 3 in