|Project by Keith Shipp||posted 11-23-2009 06:42 AM||1430 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
These are a pair of Valet Boxes that I made for the owners of the company I work for. The wife of one of owners saw the walnut and maple box I did on my phone pictures and asked if I would make one for her husbands birthday. I decided that since both of the owners birthdays are a week apart that I would make a pair of them one for each owner.
These are from the same Brazilian cherry that I used for the Mission styled box in my last project. I liked the tile top box that Greg Salata did so much that I sort of copied it. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22853
The sides are mortised into the legs and I did a loose top instead of a hinged one. The guides for the top are oak and the handle and feet are pined with dowels. The finish is six coats of tung oil.
-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...