Cherry & Bubinga Valet

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Project by fineamerican posted 11-16-2009 02:03 PM 2666 views 33 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the final product after one month of design. This solid Cherry valet box has a hint of Asian influence, with the upside down curves along the top of box body. The lid is a one inch thick piece of Bubinga that was cut many times and laminated with Cherry. The Cherry cross will fit in only one position for the lid to rest in the body of the box. There is a finger recess which indicates the front of the box. To orient the lid, there is an ebony finger lift for separating the lid from the rest of the box. The interior is completed with a wine suede. Finally the mitered corners are provided extra strength from Walnut, and Maple splines. The splines are positioned on 10 degree angles. This piece is finished in several hand applied coats of Tung Oil.


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-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 02:55 PM

I really like the design of this and the finish looks looks great for this piece.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 02:56 PM

Nice work. I like it. The softened corners, wood selection, and finish just make me want to touch it.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 04:08 PM


At the moment, the dresser in my master bedroom is about four moving boxes filled with books. The TV sits on it.

If I had that valet, I’d have to build a fine dresser (I’m supposed to, anyway….) just to showcase it.

Nicely done!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 04:28 PM

very nice

-- -erik & christy-

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 04:33 PM

Great design…..good work!

-- Ray,Iowa

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#6 posted 11-16-2009 05:37 PM

Beautiful design

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 11-16-2009 05:55 PM

Unique design…......really like your corner joinery. Good job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 06:23 PM

very cool!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 06:27 PM

very nice design gives me some ideas
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#10 posted 11-16-2009 06:31 PM

thanks for looking everyone, and eddy let me know how your inspiration is harvested, id love to see!

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 11-16-2009 06:47 PM

Hey John
This is a real charmer wonderful woods and super design another fine creation,Great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 11-16-2009 07:06 PM

Very beautifully done John, love the wood combination and the unique design.
You do great work, thanks for sharing.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 11-16-2009 07:30 PM

wonderful design , beautiful wood and a great build . i like it

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#14 posted 11-16-2009 07:32 PM

Really nice design.

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#15 posted 11-16-2009 07:56 PM

Unique. I like it!

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

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