Dresser Valet

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Project by JoeinDE posted 01-25-2011 02:58 AM 1850 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a present for my dad. It’s a fairly simple box from purple heart and a wood that I am not sure of the type (black limba?). I like to buy boxes of random exotic cut-offs. Most of the time the vendor does not identify the woods in the box. Whatever the second wood is, it was difficult to work – horrible tearout even when planing with hand planes with the grain. I like the way it works with the purpleheart so I used it, despite the difficulty. The sides were both resawn using my table saw, so that they would be matched. I can’t remember the final dimensions of the box. The bottom is masonite. I was going to cover it with felt, but I thought that the color of the masonite worked better with the two woods than any of the felt colors I had available. The finish is Zinsser shellac – 5 coats.


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#1 posted 01-25-2011 04:57 AM

Nice, he will like it!

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 02:48 PM

Nice box! I’m sure your pops will like it. Yes, there are certain woods that sometimes defy our efforts. Thx for sharing it with us.

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