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Men's Valet & Watch Box (Solid Quilted Maple and Wenge)

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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 12-03-2014 02:55 AM 3216 views 27 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This valet & watch box is constructed of solid Quilted Maple & Wenge. The box features two levels of storage each of which is lined with felt. The top level houses two open faced removable sliding trays (approximately 3”W x 6”D x 1”D). The second level is divided into six 3”x3” compartments for the storage of six watches.

All miter joints feature Wenge splines and the two sliding trays have also been angled to allow for easier movement in and our of the box.

No stains or dyes were used in the making of this piece and all colors seen are the natural colors of the wood. The finish used was 2 coats of shellac followed up by 2 coats of clear poly all applied via an HVLP sprayer.

Dimensions: 11”L x 7.75” x 5”H

-- Nick Jones Designs, www.nickjonesdesigns.com





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Ub1chris

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 03:29 AM

Wow! That is quite something!
Simple design with clean lines, done perfectly and coupled with beautiful wood.
This is true craftsmanship

Chris

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 03:45 AM

beautiful box, inside and out. I also think the little tapered trays are a very nice and creative design feature. Beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 04:19 AM

That is an awesome valet box. I love your choice of wood!!

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

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 04:45 AM

Great looking box…. clasic …

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ncdon

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#5 posted 12-03-2014 11:12 AM

Very nicely presented, Truly a great looking box.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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deon

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 11:20 AM

Very elegant design and great craftmanship

-- Dreaming patterns

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MontanaBob

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 12:15 PM

Outstanding….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 12:33 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Bill

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 01:45 PM

Seriously nice looking box. I like the frame and panel lid, especially the corner splines. The interior is very refined and well done… Awesome!

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 01:54 PM

Beautiful! I love the wood combination, and the craftsmanship is impeccable.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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spazinout

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#11 posted 12-03-2014 03:28 PM

Absolutely beautiful job. It amazes me to see the gorgeous things that other people build. Can I ask a possibly stupid question? I’m fairly new to woodworking and still learning. I am currently working on a jewelry box for a friend, and I was watching some of the wood whisperer’s videos on youtube about wood movement. Can I ask what you did to combat the effects of movement on your lid? I had the lid for the jewelry box all laid out and ready to assemble and after watching the videos it scared the crap out of me that in a couple years this box may be complete junk. Thanks for any insight

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ohwoodeye

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#12 posted 12-03-2014 04:18 PM

Stunning.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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mike1950

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#13 posted 12-03-2014 05:51 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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NickJonesDesigns

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#14 posted 12-03-2014 06:31 PM


Absolutely beautiful job. It amazes me to see the gorgeous things that other people build. Can I ask a possibly stupid question? I m fairly new to woodworking and still learning. I am currently working on a jewelry box for a friend, and I was watching some of the wood whisperer s videos on youtube about wood movement. Can I ask what you did to combat the effects of movement on your lid? I had the lid for the jewelry box all laid out and ready to assemble and after watching the videos it scared the crap out of me that in a couple years this box may be complete junk. Thanks for any insight

- spazinout

There a few things that I did to combat movement, however with small items such as boxes movement is not as much of an issue as it is with larger furniture pieces. First the thickness of the panel that is actually sunk into the frame is only 1/4”. Second I left 1/32” in play within the frame to allow for some movement. Third I sunk Wenge splines 1” deep into the miter joints on the sides of the frame, this ensures the frame stays together long into the future.

My advice is spline it and just go for it. You’ll never learn unless you try.

-- Nick Jones Designs, www.nickjonesdesigns.com

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Richard Alexander

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 07:20 PM

Breathtaking! Did you do the spraying before or after assembly? Any tips on getting a good finish with shellac?

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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