Yet Another New Design Change On My Open top Valet Boxes (Bandsaw Box), Pecan

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Project by Blackie_ posted 09-27-2013 01:59 AM 4916 views 14 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started brain storming again trying to reinvent the wheel or should I say my wheel anyway on my already hybrid bandsaw box design (valet box), by adding the slab draw fronts replacing the blade cut rounded corner fronts, I think this gives a newer, sleeker design and a cleaner look, though they both aren’t bad, I think I like this new look better, I wasn’t sure of the mitered and splined corners with this change so I did a butt joint but will incorporate on future boxes mitered and splined joints, another feather change is the tray over the false bottom door which I hadn’t been doing, this will allow a quick removal of items in order to access the hidden compartment.

The rest of the features are the same as my previous valet boxes with two large open trays on top, two large drawers, a hidden drawer inside of the large drawer and the small pull out tray acting as the key to access the false bottom door by way of magnets.

The box is made out of Pecan with knotty alder on the inside as the core and Wenge for the pulls, the Pecan, I cut via chainsaw from a neighboring town on friends property, the box measures 12” x 8” x 5” a very nice large valet box and has plenty of room for storage, I have also changed up my finishing process, I first laid a quick coat of tun oil, (dried) then a nice even coat of non waxed shellac to aid the tung oil in sealing up the end grain then came back with 3 coats of satin wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed reading and replying too.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-27-2013 02:11 AM

Another very nice one, Randy!!

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

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#2 posted 09-27-2013 02:13 AM

Good looking piece.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-27-2013 02:30 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 09-27-2013 02:46 AM

I likes it. I like those that hidden drawer in there. That Pecan is really nice lookin wood also. The combos you used here are very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 09-27-2013 03:19 AM

Awesome design changes. New ideas and designs always keep things enjoyable and keep the creative juices flowing

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#6 posted 09-27-2013 06:07 AM


Nice work here. I like the new features and am looking forward to the splined version. This has evolved into a beautifully complex design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 09-27-2013 07:58 AM

Randy I also like the squared corners… give it a rich look. Once again you came up with a Good One

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#8 posted 09-27-2013 09:33 AM

Man there sure are a lot of compartments in this one! Its gotta be challenging enough to keep everything in order and not mix up the parts.

I especially like the drawer inside the big front drawer= would definitely be a great place to sock away a few bucks and hide em from my wife for Deer Season.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 09-27-2013 10:47 AM

Very cool, Great job!

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 12:11 PM

Thanks for all the great comments Jim, Monte, Angie, Roger, Greg, Big Al, Larry, Mike and Tranvislucia.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#11 posted 09-27-2013 01:05 PM

Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.

-- “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” Teddy Roosevelt

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#12 posted 09-27-2013 02:07 PM

Just “Wow”.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#13 posted 09-27-2013 04:34 PM

Very nice Valet Boxes/Bandsaw Box Randy, the pecan wood is beautiful. I like the little hidden drawer in the back of one of the other drawers…very cool idea. Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 09-27-2013 05:30 PM

Nice work, Randy. My two favorite features of this box are 1) the inclusion of knots on the front and side and 2) the hidden drawer which is on the bottom, backside of the other drawer. Good stuff!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#15 posted 09-27-2013 05:35 PM

Great job, love all the storage. great design….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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