Cherry Valet - From tree to finished product

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Project by Joe Cumbo posted 10-12-2006 08:42 PM 4667 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this out of some of the cherry that my woodworking buddies and I had cut down, milled and then we air dryed it for one year. It was quite an expierence. We paid a sawyer to cut it down and mill it into 4/4 stock. We air dryed it ourselves. We put a lot of “sweat” equity into that wood. We ended up with about 1400 bd. feet.

I made the valet from plans I got out of Wood magazine. I followed the plans pretty closely with a couple of exceptions. Instead of vinyl fabric for inside the drawer and the top tray I used Suede Tex from Rockler’s and instead of a brass knob for the drawer I turned the knob from some of the Cherry.

Now if I can find the time to make an entertainment center from more of that wood…..


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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 10-12-2006 08:49 PM

Hey Joe:
What a great story and project. Thanks for sharing with us all. I look forward to seeing other ways you use the Cherry.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-05-2007 11:57 AM

Hi Joe,
That’s some great craftsmanship.
I’m sorry I haven’t commented before, but it’s better late than never.
How have you survived the snowy winter you had, I hope every things fine with you, & your family.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 04-05-2007 12:17 PM

I love it – the sweat-value really takes a beautiful piece and make it extra special!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 11-23-2020 06:10 PM

I’ll only say this once, promise – awesome! You got a lot of wood out of that tree…

-- Bstrom

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