Cherry and Black Walnut Burl Dresser Valet

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Project by SNSpencer posted 1641 days ago 4903 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made with the help of some plans out of an old issue of Wood Magazine. The only real change to the plans that I made was the addition of the veneered top. I always wanted a place to put my pocket stuff and now I do.

I crafted this dresser valet from fine cabinet grade solid Cherry and accessorized it with some Black Walnut Burl. Perfect to coral and organize your daily accessories. The single drawer slides on solid maple runners for a lifetime of service.

Dimensions – 15” x 11.5” x 5.25”
Construction – Solid Cherry and Black Walnut Burl Veneer, single drawer and three cubbies.
Sliding single front drawer with a brass knob. Leather lined drawer and cubbies.
Finished with lacquer for a lifetime of surface protection and shine.

-- Jef Spencer - Refined Pallet -

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#1 posted 1641 days ago

Very nice. I’m constantly emptying stuff out of my pockets and it usually ends up on the counter, dresser, desk, floor, etc. Oh, the ideas I get from this site!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 1641 days ago

Beautiful work. I saw this article and you have done a good job of improving the basic design. The Burl is really nice.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#3 posted 1641 days ago

Really nice! Now I want one!


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#4 posted 1641 days ago

Great job. This is a wonderful wood combo.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1641 days ago

It looks good. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Dave Owen

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#6 posted 1641 days ago

The walnut burl really sets it off as something special.

-- Dave O.

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#7 posted 1640 days ago

well done

-- -erik & christy-

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#8 posted 1634 days ago

very nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 1624 days ago

every time I see a box like this I want to start making them. I’ve got about a half dozen books on the subject, and soon will give them a try.

Great work!

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#10 posted 520 days ago

I like the look of this item, but being a beginner I need more than a picture to build it. How do I get the cutting list and measurments?

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