Bedside Valet - Oak with Leather Trim

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Project by psully posted 04-23-2020 02:57 PM 613 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed this a few months ago but just posting now. Simple bedside valet stand. The whole project is 8.5×11. There is one picture with a ruler to see the size of the slots – which are full-height. Works well for glasses, wallet, ID card, fit-bit, keys, watch, pens, etc… The stock was all 1/2 and 1/4 red oak. The shelf for keys etc.. is topped with scrap leather – left a very small gap in the dado for the shelf, glued the leather with adhesive and then tucked the edges into the gap, worked nicely. The dados were all cut on the router table which was quick and easy. The front edges show the end grain (used a drawer-style rabbet) – which is kind of rustic. The small drawer is mitered in front, box rabbet along the back, and pinned – keeps loose items together. The finish is stain and poly – the finish had to go on before the leather and also that top divider was glued in after the finish. Very happy with the size – this thing holds a lot – the larger top section easily fits larger smartphones.

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#1 posted 04-23-2020 04:53 PM

Nice design and execution!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 04-23-2020 11:16 PM

That’s a good looking piece.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 04-24-2020 12:09 PM

Very nice! Love oak for showing off its grain.

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#4 posted 04-24-2020 11:38 PM

I need something like that.

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