Dresser-Top Valet

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Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 03-18-2009 07:12 PM 5175 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dresser-top valet, made of American Elm. Genuine leather-lined top and drawer bottom. Finish was two coats of Deft Natural Danish Oil, followed by three coats of wiped-on Arm-R-Seal.

Had this all glued, assembled and partially finished before my table saw accident, thankfully. One-handed the remainder of the finishing and some sanding.

Nice, fun project – gave it to my grandson. Plans are available at the Wood Store.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#1 posted 03-18-2009 07:45 PM

Fine looking piece, Jim. The leather really finishes it off nicely.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-18-2009 08:44 PM

What a nice piece, beautiful!

-- "Menos es mas" Ludwing Mies Van Der Rohe

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#3 posted 03-18-2009 11:31 PM

good job on the piece. I’m sure it was fun getting back in the shop after the accident.

-- F.Little

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 06:11 PM

i like the grain , it looks just great

-- john, Moose Jaw, Sask, [email protected]

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