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Project by kiefer posted 12-13-2014 07:55 PM 2472 views 24 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few more images

Two valet boxes made at the same time .
This is a follow up on my previous valet box
and I think I found a way to improve the design layout by adding two drawers that open from the ends and eliminating three trays which makes this design more space efficient and accesible .
This design is based on design elements found on farm houses in northern Germany like the post and beam structure with the straw and clay fill ins and ornamentation used on these beautiful houses with straw roofs .
The boxes are made from tamarac and jatoba ( Brazilian cherry ) and a bit of walnut .
The size is 14” W x 8” D x 4 3/4” H .
I also got a chance to use my new box clamp on this and it worked well also with this non mitred design .
I also did a blog on this box and sofar have posted two segments and a third to follow as soon as I can find the pictures , I hope I did not loose them .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 08:47 PM

WOW, Klaus. That is a real classy box!!


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

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 09:40 PM

Lovely piece. Nicely done. Your lift and pull details are great.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 09:45 PM

Man, I love this style. Those lids begged to be opened and used. Wonderful work.

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 09:50 PM

Beautiful design and build. True eye candy.

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#5 posted 12-13-2014 09:59 PM

super looking box. I like all the different drawers/compartments. It has a bit of a Greene and Greene vibe, very lovely.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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

Amazing again! I remember seeing those old farm houses, brought back some good memories!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 12-13-2014 11:18 PM

Like the design. Great project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 12-13-2014 11:29 PM

Beautiful boxes Klaus. They are unique in every way. Very clever finding a way to utilize the space better by having the drawers open on the end. I like this design it’s pleasing to the eye, I’m a fan of warm wood colors and I like the way the light and darker wood tones compliment each other. Very nice indeed!

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

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#9 posted 12-14-2014 12:10 AM

Very attractive design and great construction.

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#10 posted 12-14-2014 12:29 AM

Great looking project, so much storage available

-- Norman

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#11 posted 12-14-2014 12:54 AM


There you go again raising the bar of box building so high I’ll never get there. LOL! Neat cocept and execution!

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#12 posted 12-14-2014 02:25 AM

Superb, another kiefer original.


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#13 posted 12-14-2014 04:11 AM

Your design is quite flawless with the improved space saving box. The wings are a great feature. Any better and it would fly. The top blends together nicely also. Well done Klaus.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 12-14-2014 04:40 AM

Very Very Nice, I’ll send you my addy, just in time for X-Mas….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#15 posted 12-14-2014 07:26 AM

Klaus, this is a thoughtful design. I like the improvements you added. The gull wing lifts are ideal for a valet. There is great storage here. I like that it has degrees of access and compartments. The beam and wattle construction is a great concept. Very nice job on your photography as well. These are nicely composed shots and a joy to look at. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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