Burl Top Maple Valet Boxes

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Project by WoodSimplyMade posted 1433 days ago 2391 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some Maple boxes I made using 1/2” Maple, Walnut splines and Burl Top Lids. Both are lined on the inside with felt.

Boxes are 4.5” by 7” by approx 1.75” tall.

All made using my brand new Porter Cable Table saw, which I could finally build some spline jigs, table sled and stop blocks for accuracy. What a difference and joy a great/good saw makes.

Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Florida,

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

Elegant… and the combination of timbers is cool..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Nice design and choice of materials. The uniformity of the maple naturally draws your eye to the spines and the insert on the top. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

Great Lookin Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

Really nice !!!

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice looking boxes. Love the wood combinations you used – very classy looking. Maple and walnut is a combination hard to beat! Not sure what that other burl you used is but it looks great.

Congratulations on your new table saw. Will be looking for more projects from you now that you have it!

Great job!


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#6 posted 1433 days ago


I am not sure what the Burl woods are either. I have a pack of different kinds of burl veneers, but they are not named so I just match for color and contrast. Even as a veneer the amount of depth to the wood is amazing.

Thanks for the comments!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

Very pretty boxes. Nicely done.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

Great looking boxes Mike. I like the way you highlighted the wood on top also. Very nicely done and thanks for posting them.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

The picture framing of those beautiful burls really makes for a sharp looking box.

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice job… looking good.

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#11 posted 1433 days ago

Great looking boxes, good job.

-- Tom D

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#12 posted 1433 days ago

Really elegant looking boxes,
just love the whole idea of them.
colour, splines, burl inlay etc.
very nice

-- Theresa,

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#13 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice Mike! Mixing different woods always add a little something extra to a project, once again very nice!

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#14 posted 1433 days ago

Thanks everyone for the great feedback!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#15 posted 1433 days ago

Good stuff Mike!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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