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Men's Valet Chest (Box), Mesquite & Wange

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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-12-2014 06:39 PM 1638 views 21 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Men’s Valet Box, one of my hybrid boxes where mitered joints and bandsaw box come together this is a lidless box with two open trays on top and two lift out trays, two very large drawers, a hidden drawer, a very large secret compartment with a false bottom door located on top of the box under the lift off false bottom door, by pulling out the small tray from the bottom drawer and strategically placing it on top of the false door located on top of the box lining up the magnets it latches onto the door then by lifting the tray out it reveals the hidden, once again this is my own design and creation a one of a kind.

The inner core of this box is Alder, wrapped in Mesquite with mitered corners, Wenge was used for the pulls, splines and the top lift out tray. I added one new feature to this box, feet I believe it was Tom, “Docsavage that gave me this idea.

The Box measures 11 3/4 ” long x 6” high x 7 1/2” wide, the It is Finished in a single coat of tung oil and several coats of my on mix of satin wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.

I have also included a blog for this build that I’ve had some request for, it can be viewed here in this blog.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed and replied too.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-12-2014 07:15 PM

Nice one , Randy. You need to make one for handgun storage! Like a small 9MM,,,,,,,,,Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 09:21 PM

Blackie, your valet is fantastic! I like the look and the woods. I want to compliment you on your photography. It has really taken a step forward too. You might consider moving the legs a bit further toward the corners, but I like the style.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 09:56 PM

Thanks Jim and Big Al,

Jim, I’m not quite sure but I think they are big enough for pocket and some compact size pistols, I just don’t have one to test it.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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grizzman

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 09:56 PM

that sure is some beautiful wood you used, i really like the hidden drawers, nice little cubbies…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 10:20 PM

Oh yea. That’s what I’m talkin bout.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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kiefer

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 10:21 PM

That sure is a good looking one ,love it !
You sure put a lot of compartments in a small space .

Klaus

-- Kiefer 松

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 10:24 PM

Beautiful piece. What size is the hidden compartment?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 08-12-2014 10:27 PM

Thanks Roger, Kiefer and John, If I remember correctly it was 7” x 5” x 2” It was sold just after I completed it.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 08-12-2014 11:40 PM

Randy, your boxes are so dog gone nice!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 12:10 AM

F.Y.I. If you can make your hidden compartment 7”x5-1/2”x2” it will fit the Para Wathog , 10-shot .45acp and my, personal CCW. Otherwise it will easily fit CCWs like the S&W M&PShield and the S&W M&P 360 revolver. Best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 08-13-2014 02:45 AM

Very nice and I always love mesquite

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

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Hawaiilad

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#12 posted 08-13-2014 07:29 AM

What a beauty Randy. There are so many compartments in that thing if you forgot which one you left your keys in, you would be late for work looking for them. I do like the feet. I was thinking the other day feet on some BS boxes might look nice. I wonder how feet would look on some of the bowls I have been making…nah

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#13 posted 08-13-2014 12:09 PM

Very handsome work!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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patrad

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#14 posted 08-13-2014 12:11 PM

I like the style a lot!

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mike1950

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#15 posted 08-13-2014 12:51 PM

Nice box- beautiful wood.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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