Men’s dressing valet

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Project by James Frederick posted 09-13-2020 10:22 PM 703 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Abuelito ( my father in law) lives with us, he is 88 today and constantly is laying his clothes and stuff all over chairs, beds, etc.. So my mother in law requested that I build a men’s dressing valet for him to make her and his life a bit easier and organized.

Brandon ( my son in law) and I chose cherry wood, and spent awhile seeing different designs online and came up with this. It was made intentionally heavy as Abuelito will need it for support sometimes, and most of the bedroom furniture is by design heavy looking.

Had to combine 2 different stains To match the already existing furniture, and we stained prior to assembly.

The hanger was laminated 5/4 cherry and took Brandon the better part of a Saturday to complete, and the tray was a great teaching opportunity for me on template creation and correct use. Actually not a difficult build but it did consume a fair bit of time. In the end I hope this piece can get passed down for a few generations anyway.

-- Change begins somewhere, let it begin with me.

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#1 posted 09-14-2020 02:55 AM

That is nice and should be very convenient for him, Job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 09-14-2020 12:40 PM

Very nice. I love how you’ve thought this through with the hooks on the side.

-- -Todd

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#3 posted 09-14-2020 02:17 PM

Nice work and a great idea!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#4 posted 09-15-2020 09:15 PM

If this holds 30 shirts and 18 pairs of pants, I’m building one.
Well done.

-- "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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