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4 in 1 Cypress Mens Valet Box, Traditional Mitered Corners, Bandsaw, Hidden Drawer and False Bottom

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Project by Blackie_ posted 09-01-2012 12:07 AM 2482 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Could this be the ultimate men’s valet box? Well maybe not but I’d sure like to think so and it was a fun build, I made this men’s valet box out of Cypress, wrapped mitered sides and ends around the box to give it the traditional appeal, added a hidden drawer and a false bottom on the top, the false bottom is opened by way of a key using rare earth magnets, the key can be stored in one of the drawers or where ever one might want to store it, it measures 11” W x 5” H x 6” D

Thanks for looking and always like reading the comments.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 09-01-2012 12:29 AM

Very nice Blackie! I likke the wrapped mitered sides and the nice clean lines around the draws. Lots of nice compartments too! Well done my friend!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-01-2012 01:55 AM

I knew who made this as soon as I saw the pic. Very nice and I like the secret drawer and the keyed false bottom.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 09-01-2012 02:28 AM

This I like! color, patterns subtle and pull me in! Thumbs up!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 09-01-2012 03:22 AM

Blackie, these designs look more and more intricate. You have compounded one good idea with another good idea. I like the key, the overall idea and the beautiful grain. I am eager to see what will come along next with your work. Thanks for taking us along on your continued creative journey. It has been and will be fun. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 09-01-2012 04:00 AM

Very neat box,Randy!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 09-01-2012 04:28 AM

As usual the construction is excellent. I really like the layout of the box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 09-01-2012 08:25 AM

Another nice one Randy. I like the way you wrapped the box. Did you wrap it before cutting the back off and the drawers out? I just got my band saw all tuned up and ready to start making more of the boxes myself…spending allot of time building toys for Grandkids right now. Thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 09-01-2012 09:55 AM

Thanks everyone!

Larry this design doesn’t require cutting the back off, the wrap becomes the back, the front is taped to the box before drawers are cut. then removed to do any other cuts to the box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#9 posted 09-01-2012 12:09 PM

Randy, you have gone bandsaw-baa-zerk !!! lol in a gr8 way. This one is really kool, with all it’s flowing grain patterns, and all of your bandsaw boxes are, well, they’re awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DBoltz

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#10 posted 09-01-2012 12:33 PM

That box is awesome. I really like the secret drawer and the false bottom. It just may be the ultimate man’s valet…

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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Hawaiilad

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#11 posted 09-01-2012 06:07 PM

As soon as I wrote my post Randy, I knew you hadn’t removed the back…no reason to. When you did the wrap, did you miter the corners…in a couple pictures it looks like there might be a small gap…which ever way you did the wrap, it looks great.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 09-01-2012 06:42 PM

Yes Larry, I measured the sides and ends out then mitered them before I glued them to the box. Normally I would just do a butt joint but it was suggested that I try miter joints and sure makes a difference, a bit more trying though.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 09-01-2012 06:51 PM

With the lovely look, the work was worth the effort Randy…it looks great. I may try the same wrapping with Koa to see how it turns out.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#14 posted 09-02-2012 08:49 AM

Nice and practical

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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FloridaArt

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#15 posted 09-02-2012 07:59 PM

Good planning on this. Made for a splendid box.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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