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Project by cut3times posted 1543 days ago 2007 views 25 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a valet to put my stuff in when I get home from work. All this stuff used to be all over the kitchen counter. I made it from walnut and spalted poplar. The top had a knot that looked kind of like the sun so I filled it with red coral. The bottom of the top looked like a landscape so I got a natural picture out of the poplar. The finish is Arm-R-seal. I put leather in the drawers.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon





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pommy

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#1 posted 1543 days ago

thats real nice how would you cut the draw hole if you didnt have a fret saw ( presume you did with one )

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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cut3times

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#2 posted 1543 days ago

I used a drill to make a hole large enough for the coping saw to go through it. Once it was cut I squared it using files, rasps, and small planes.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#3 posted 1543 days ago

Very nice work I like this valet a lot.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pommy

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#4 posted 1542 days ago

thanks thats the way i would have to do it i like this alot

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#5 posted 1542 days ago

Beautiful Work, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 1542 days ago

Looks great form here

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1542 days ago

Wow, BEAUTIFUL job!

Lee

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WoodSimplyMade

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#8 posted 1542 days ago

What an awesome project! That is one of the nicest valets I have seen. Did you design this one yourself?

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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cut3times

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#9 posted 1542 days ago

Thanks for all the compliments. Yes, I designed it to accommodate all my “stuff”. I laid my “stuff” on paper, then traced around it to get the approximate sizes. I decided I wanted to lift my pen and pencil up so I drilled the holes in the braces, cut them in half and then put leather in the curves. Of course the floating top and bottom (like panels), splines, etc. I have picked up through watching or reading.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#10 posted 1542 days ago

Very nice valet. Going in my favorites.

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

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Jason

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#11 posted 1541 days ago

This is a very nice valet. You did a great job.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 1487 days ago

Very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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