Larger Valet Box

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Project by wncguy posted 07-02-2014 03:29 PM 1378 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little larger valet box for me… Spalted maple & walnut. About 9” wide, 6.5” high & 4.5” deep. Finished with Arm-R-Seal (5 coats).

This time I took some photos of “in process” showing the pieces cut & then glued (except I keep the back panel off until I’ve finished the inside of the box drawer openings). It’s pretty easy to see the cut lines before sanding & finishing, but I try to hide them as much as I can following any grain or figure in the wood.

I’ve mentioned before that on some boxes like this one, I make a complete cut either vertically or horizontally so I get a tight fit when things are glued together. With some woods & a thicker wall I don’t seem to be able to squeeze it together as tight as I desire.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 03:35 PM

Very nice looking piece. Love the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 04:03 PM

Like that spalted Maple.

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 06:41 PM

Sweet design and cool wood choices too….

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 06:55 PM

Nice presentation, lovely box.

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 10:59 PM

I sure do like the design on your box…and the choice of wood it great as well.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 07-03-2014 12:09 AM

A beautiful valet.

Amazing spalted maple.

Great job hiding your cut lines and the way the spalting flows across the drawers.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 07-03-2014 12:28 AM

beautiful the spalted maple!!!

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#8 posted 07-03-2014 02:14 PM

That is awesome. LOVE the wood

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#9 posted 07-03-2014 03:06 PM

That is just plain cool. Nice job

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#10 posted 07-03-2014 03:59 PM

That wood is beautiful and it makes a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 07-05-2014 09:28 PM

Great idea for the top, makes so much more useful

-- Norman

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