Valet Box

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Project by cold_canuck posted 488 days ago 1346 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made it for my father as his fathers day gift. I used maple and roasted walnut for the sides and birds-eye maple for the cover.

-- Scott, New Brunswick,

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#1 posted 488 days ago

That looks nice. I do especially like the style you did this in, and the maple top.

Roasted Walnut? That sounds interesting. How did you do that?


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#2 posted 488 days ago

Beautiful box

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 488 days ago

Really nice work. And koodos to you for getting it done so early

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 488 days ago

I dig it!

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#5 posted 488 days ago

Great job. I love the design!

-- Paul Lyons

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#6 posted 488 days ago

Need more pictures. Why is it all the great projects have so few pictures, but the less great projects have… oh never mind. Great box.

-- tim hill

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#7 posted 487 days ago

Cool project but I agree we need more pics.

Is that a drawer on the front?

“roasted walnut” is a new one for me also.

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

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#8 posted 487 days ago

Looks great. I’m with Andy and Tim. more pics. Is the lid hinged? drawer?? I’m gonna put in my favs. Might want to improvise that design. thanks for posting

-- J.C.Sellers

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#9 posted 487 days ago

Thanks for all the kind comments. I had never posted anything before so i am very grateful to read them. I will post more pics the first of next week.
From what the guy at the lumberyard told me roasted walnut was walnut that is put into an oven
And cooked. It gives it a much darker color. However I find it very brittle and smells like smoke when
Cut. For the first few cuts I was looking around the shop trying to find what
Was burning. Fine woodworking did an article on it a while back. I think it is also called heat treated lumber
The design started out as “gem of a jewelry box” by woodcraft. I changed the size so it could fit better on a dresser,
And the design to make it look more masculine.

-- Scott, New Brunswick,

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#10 posted 485 days ago

Very good looking valet box! Like the contrasting colors and stunning wood combo. Great design and build, very impressive!

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#11 posted 480 days ago

I finally got up more pics of this box. Sorry it took so long. It has been one of those weeks.

-- Scott, New Brunswick,

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