First two valets

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Project by NavalAg05 posted 232 days ago 1107 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are the last two projects I have been able to complete, and the first two I have posted here. Used some plans from Wood Magazine. The Light one was the first, and I enjoyed the project so much decided to do a second. I plan to give the second (dark) one to my Granddad this weekend when I see him.

Both are made from Maple, the light one is finished in clear shellac only. The second is a mix of clear shellac and golden brown trans tint. For all the screw ups in finishing the second one it turned out great. I will definatley use the transt-tint mix again, just have to perfect its application.

Planning to build two more in the near future for my Father and FIL.


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#1 posted 232 days ago

Great design and functional as well.

-- John, Illinois,

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Very nicely done—functional, great looking and outstanding gifts.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 232 days ago

They both look really nice! Well done.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#4 posted 231 days ago

Nice job keep it up.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#5 posted 231 days ago

great job, I made the same valets several years ago, gave one as a gift, and I am still using the other one.

-- Smitty!!!

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#6 posted 231 days ago

Cool! Added to my favorites, need to make one for myself.

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#7 posted 231 days ago

Nice work and a cool gift.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 230 days ago

Naval, I like the design you have chosen to use. The proportions are pleasing to the eye. The storage area at the back for phone and the like seems like a good idea. Hope this “phone pocket” is padded at the bottom. The drawer seems like good out of sight storage. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 226 days ago

Great looking and well made valets! Like the wood combination and finish, very attractive. They sure make great gifts.

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