Chatelain..A Cajun Valet Box

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 11:52 PM

You are a true artist.

-- Eddie F, Louisiana

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 11:56 PM

Cool inset in the top. It’s great for using as otherwise just a decorative area. Great design Greg.

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

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 11:57 PM

I wondered when this was coming. I love it!!! Put that gator hide on the outside where it can be appreciated. I’d buy that one if I could afford it.

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

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 12:00 AM

Great design. I think that the style will sell.

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

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#5 posted 03-17-2015 12:06 AM



-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 03-17-2015 01:30 AM

Cajun valet box ….. including the actual skin of a Bayou resident!
Can’t get much more authentic than that.
Nice touch Greg, you have a gift.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 03-17-2015 01:34 AM

Gator in a box
That should sell Greg .
I like the drawer .
What kind of wood is this ?

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 03-17-2015 03:02 AM

Sounds like you’re coming to Houston. I’ll have to hurry to your display to see this before it sells!

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#9 posted 03-17-2015 03:05 AM

Thank yall….!!!
I’ve had people at shows occasionally ask about a Valet box and I never had any to offer…so I figured it was about time to make a few and see how they sell.
This one is made from some of my stash of salvaged Oak from Hurricane Katrina…doesn’t seem like it was nearly 9-1/2 years ago….
I sandblasted the outside of the box cause I really like the look it produces. I had to be careful to blast just the wood…so I lined the box with a piece of rubber sheet. I figured the rubber gloves I use in the sandblast cabinet protect my hands…so it should do a job of protecting the skins…Works like a charm.

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#10 posted 03-17-2015 01:04 PM

I likes it Greg. Very cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 03-17-2015 02:18 PM

very cool greg, i love that you have a lousiana theme box here, at least thats the way i look at it, great job, i like the way you hid the drawer sliders, looks like a floating drawer…i think this will be really good for those who cant spend a lot for one of your more artistic boxes….

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

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#12 posted 03-17-2015 02:38 PM

Sounds like you re coming to Houston. I ll have to hurry to your display to see this before it sells!

- steiner

Scott… I always enjoy meeting other woodworkers. If you are able to stop by we are in booth 296

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#13 posted 03-17-2015 02:45 PM

Roger…thanks…good to see you have your green on for St Patrick’s day.

Grizzman…much appreciationated. I need to use more drawers in my boxes. They are easy to make and different from most of the boxes. Hope all is good with ya” & Susan…

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#14 posted 03-18-2015 01:01 AM

Greg that is a keeper. I really like the shape and functionality of this box.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#15 posted 03-18-2015 03:24 PM

Thanks Bill….hope all is going well with you….

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