Art Deco Jewelry Armoire Design

Here is a colored pencil drawing of my next piece of furniture that I will be making. My design is in the Art Deco style inspired by Emile Rhulmann. This design is similar to the music box that I just completed. The veneers and hardwoods will be Black Ebony, Macassar Ebony, Holly, Bubinga Burl, with marquetry & Mother of Pearl inlays. The size is 68" tall x 35" wide x 24" deep. Also there will be hidden diamond shaped drawers on both sides. This one should be fun, it will take about a year to make. Thank you for looking!

Dennis Zongker


This will be updated as the build goes on Dennis?
I have the same question as Corelz125 - updates on progress coming?, a year is a long time to wait for pictures. Also, I am interested in the process to achieve the design.
Fantastic, I look forward to seeing this! 

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

I'm in with making this a progress blog. Would love to see your methods!
Wow! That is a fantastic concept! I'm looking forward to seeing this.
cant wait man !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Can you post the plans?


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For those who are unaware, Dennis wrote an excellent book on building boxes. If you’re curious about his methods, that’s the way to learn!

May you have the day you deserve!

Thank you guys for the kind complements. I was going to do some progress blogs for fun. I appreciate the interest on this piece. 

Thank you Dave for the book mention, much appreciated. 

Dennis Zongker

You’re welcome, Dennis! I figure working through the book is a good way for impatient people to spend the time while you’re working on this one.

While I don’t think I’ll ever make boxes in your style, it was still fun to read the book and figure tweaks I can make to my own work.

May you have the day you deserve!

Beautiful concept and the finished project will be amazing.

Main Street to the Mountains

 In  kind of minute........... - in a good moment  -  start in a good minute

Sasha. - Life is not a draft, you can't redo it tomorrow

Dennis I'm looking forward to the build.



Congrats on your latest award! 

Grand Prize winner: Art Deco Style Music Box, Dennis Zongker, Zongkers Custom Furniture 

Looking forward to seeing some pictures!


Yooper with a Drawl

Thank you Mike, what award are you talking about? 

Dennis Zongker

Maybe another Fine Woodworking magazine piece.  

TimV, "The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints, they are evident in every detail, leave Fingerprints." James Krenov

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Yooper with a Drawl

Wow, Thanks Mike! They didn't even let me know, I found out by you telling me. Thank you! 

Dennis Zongker

Glad to be of service! I look forward to seeing it! 

Yooper with a Drawl