Mens Valet

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Project by Blackberry posted 12-26-2017 03:16 PM 2478 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this idea from LJ’s Roger in Kentucky who found it in the May 2005 Wood magazine. Look his up, as he did a cool job. Anyway, I put in the favorites for another day. Early in December my 16 year old was looking for a project as a Christmas gift and this fit the bill. This is his build. I used this project as a teaching opportunity and he has made his dad proud. We adjusted the size from the plan and made it slightly larger. It’s QSRO with a Kona colored stain, leather top and leather insert in the drawer.

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 03:46 PM

Outstanding work! You both should be very proud!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 12-26-2017 04:39 PM

Very nice ! I may have to flat out steal that design : )

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#3 posted 12-26-2017 04:52 PM

Awesome, keep your son involved.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-26-2017 05:41 PM

Hey that looks great! Love the leather top, what a great place to put your keys and wallet.
Keep up the nice work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 12-26-2017 06:41 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 12-26-2017 08:04 PM

you guys did a great job on that but the best part is getting the kids envolved doing something constructive,rather than sitting in front of screen all day or tweeting until there fingers bleed-lol.tell your son nice work,time to plan the next one.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 12-26-2017 10:15 PM

Nice! I could use one of these.

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#8 posted 12-26-2017 11:07 PM

Great looking valet box—and some great father/son time in the shop! Can’t beat that combo!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-27-2017 01:54 AM

Father/son time in the shop. Precious! Also, that is one handsome valet. I want to build something like this so my youngest son doesn’t leave his keys and such on the kitchen table. Hmmm…maybe I’ll have him help make it!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#11 posted 12-27-2017 11:34 AM

Love it

-- rob, ont,canada

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#12 posted 12-27-2017 02:36 PM

A success in so many ways!

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#13 posted 12-27-2017 02:38 PM

Congratulations to your son on a wonderful project build. It really is a great looking valet. Congratulations to you, and your father before you, for passing on the woodworking craft.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#14 posted 12-27-2017 03:09 PM

This valet box is beautifully done. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 12-27-2017 11:38 PM

Seeing pics of one of these in use, made it make a lot more sense for me. Nice job.

I couldn't figure out the back gap.

-- Think safe, be safe

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