Natural Maple Dresser Valet

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Project by Aplan82 posted 12-26-2013 05:52 PM 3209 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a buddy of mine has been telling me that I need to post some of the projects that I do so…. Here goes the first one.
It’s a simple dresser valet, with a single drawer. All compartments are lined with a faux leather as to not scratch the watches placed inside. It is made with natural maple with the drawer face accented with some walnut. I chose finger joint construction for the outside of the box to tie in the colors of the heartwood, sapwood , and endgrain. It was finished with a good saturation of watcos natural Danish oil.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 09:07 PM

Your buddy was right! This is a fine looking valet. Excellent work. Welcome to lumberjocks an I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 12:13 AM

This looks great!!!

Thanks for sharing!


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#3 posted 12-27-2013 12:27 AM

Great valet. Would like to see more pictures, with views of it with the drawer closed, closeups of corners and other design details.

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 01:10 AM

Nice looking valet , I like the design you came up with . I just did 3 of them for presents .

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 01:27 AM

Welcome to LJs!
So glad you posted your work.
It’s projects like yours that inspire me (US?) to consistantly improve. Very nice work!
I’m looking forward to seeing more!

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#6 posted 12-27-2013 01:57 AM

It’s a very nice looking valet love the design simple but elegant ! Great presentation!

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#7 posted 12-27-2013 03:33 AM

Great design and build.

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#8 posted 12-27-2013 01:29 PM

Very nicely designed and constructed.

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#9 posted 12-27-2013 04:51 PM

Nice work!

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#10 posted 12-28-2013 02:22 PM

Trust your buddy’s encouragement again in the future. Nice work. Beautiful valet.

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