Mans Valet Box

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Project by AllorNoThumbs posted 01-24-2018 01:19 PM 1852 views 23 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

His – Man’s valet box for my future nephew-in-law as a wedding present to match her jewelry box. Spalted/curly maple and walnut, tung oil finish with the inside flocked. The middle is cupped for change/keys/etc and one side has dividers. The lids are book matched. I wish I would have built one for myself…

-- enjoy your wood...

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 02:18 PM

That looks amazing. Nice contrasting woods. Balanced design. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 02:30 PM

Very nice.
I’m planning on building my two son’s a watch box and after seeing your project, I am now going to use 2 doors instead of just 1 lid.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 02:56 PM

Beautiful job the valet. I really like the contrasting wood colors. I have been looking for a valet design for christmas presents this year and I think I just found it.


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#4 posted 01-24-2018 04:26 PM

think I might try using this idea for myself. I always empty my pockets when I enter the front door. This would be a good way to keep everything tidy.

-- ~Daniel

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#5 posted 01-24-2018 04:43 PM

So much to like about this…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 01-24-2018 04:47 PM

Very Nice Valet Box Indeed!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 01-24-2018 05:56 PM

This is a beautiful valet. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 01-24-2018 06:25 PM

Thumbs, what a nice job: Great design, beautiful woods, book matching adds to look, very functional to use, tasteful finish, and creative concepts. I enjoyed looking through all your postings and was impressed with the variety and creativity of your work. The playful clock/fuse/TNT made me smile and laugh. Guess you will be going to the Wood Show in Indy next week. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 01-24-2018 08:17 PM

Only one problem: Makes the antique rosewood cigar box that I use on my dresser as a valet box look sort of redneck. Have to add this project to my to do list. :)

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#10 posted 01-24-2018 08:54 PM

I love the design. May I ask how you curved the ends of the middle piece.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 01-25-2018 12:05 AM

Beautiful valet, beautiful wood and you nephew-in-law will surely love it and appreciate the hand made gift – thank you for the inspiration – finally a gift I think my father-in-law would like and use! I love the hinges and only wish I could master that.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#12 posted 01-25-2018 12:24 AM

Nice design. I like the cupped middle section.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 01-25-2018 01:28 AM

That’s a GREAT job !! Very Nice !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#14 posted 01-25-2018 01:54 AM

Fabulous design. You created a very elegant box. Great job!

-- AJ

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#15 posted 01-25-2018 02:00 AM

Great job .
I have been trying what design to make one of these and now i might use some of your iidea
like it

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