Burl Top Maple Valet Boxes

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Project by WoodSimplyMade posted 09-27-2010 12:56 AM 3457 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some Maple boxes I made using 1/2” Maple, Walnut splines and Burl Top Lids. Both are lined on the inside with felt.

Boxes are 4.5” by 7” by approx 1.75” tall.

All made using my brand new Porter Cable Table saw, which I could finally build some spline jigs, table sled and stop blocks for accuracy. What a difference and joy a great/good saw makes.

Thanks for looking.

-- Mike, Florida,

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 01:05 AM

Elegant… and the combination of timbers is cool..

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 01:19 AM

Nice design and choice of materials. The uniformity of the maple naturally draws your eye to the spines and the insert on the top. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 02:07 AM

Great Lookin Boxes

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 09-27-2010 02:31 AM

Really nice !!!

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#5 posted 09-27-2010 03:30 AM

Very nice looking boxes. Love the wood combinations you used – very classy looking. Maple and walnut is a combination hard to beat! Not sure what that other burl you used is but it looks great.

Congratulations on your new table saw. Will be looking for more projects from you now that you have it!

Great job!


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#6 posted 09-27-2010 03:51 AM


I am not sure what the Burl woods are either. I have a pack of different kinds of burl veneers, but they are not named so I just match for color and contrast. Even as a veneer the amount of depth to the wood is amazing.

Thanks for the comments!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#7 posted 09-27-2010 03:54 AM

Very pretty boxes. Nicely done.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#8 posted 09-27-2010 04:11 AM

Great looking boxes Mike. I like the way you highlighted the wood on top also. Very nicely done and thanks for posting them.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 09-27-2010 04:16 AM

The picture framing of those beautiful burls really makes for a sharp looking box.

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#10 posted 09-27-2010 05:45 AM

Very nice job… looking good.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 09-27-2010 06:14 AM

Great looking boxes, good job.

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#12 posted 09-27-2010 07:16 AM

Really elegant looking boxes,
just love the whole idea of them.
colour, splines, burl inlay etc.
very nice

-- Theresa,

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#13 posted 09-27-2010 11:00 AM

Very nice Mike! Mixing different woods always add a little something extra to a project, once again very nice!

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#14 posted 09-27-2010 01:26 PM

Thanks everyone for the great feedback!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#15 posted 09-27-2010 02:15 PM

Good stuff Mike!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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