mahogany and dyed curly maple valet box

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Project by Jim Sellers posted 02-27-2018 02:10 PM 1471 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Valet box with tray and phone docking station. The worm stain appeared in the middle of a perfectly clear piece of 5/4 stock while resawing. I tossed it in the scrap pile but in the end I decided to sand it down and use it. Drawers are lined with suede.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 04:26 PM

Very nice Jim!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 09:33 PM

That looks very useful. Great build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 10:27 PM

Murphy designs. LOL! Nice!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 11:52 PM

Definitely the most unique valet box I’ve seen—love it!

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

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 03:39 AM

Wow, that is really cool!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 02-28-2018 04:36 AM

Definitely a well thought out valet. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 02-28-2018 08:02 AM

So awesome design and shape. Looks quite practical. Very good wood choice – look nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-28-2018 11:29 AM

Great work

-- Petey

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#9 posted 02-28-2018 11:43 AM

Jim, this is a beautiful box and I like the design very much.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-01-2018 10:57 AM

Jim, what a super design. Working with angles can get really tricky especially when you are making drawers. You did a great job with those joints. I like the look of the woods. Is the front piece dyed maple or Movingui. What is the darker wood? What are the actual dimensions of the valet? It is difficult to tell from just pictures.

I really like your thoughtful design the drawers, top cache, and cell holders all work well. This valet has real eye-appeal. Nice work.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 03-01-2018 04:08 PM

thanks everyone for the comments.
Big Al. Sorry I forgot to mentiion the dimensions are 6” w x 6”h x 15. finished with multiple coats of spray can lacquer. Darker wood is mahogany, drwer fronts are dyed curly maple.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#12 posted 03-02-2018 03:20 PM

Very nice! What dye did you use on the maple?

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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