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A gentleman's dresser top valet. The "carcass"and drawer front are made from a piece of white oak firewood milled and then re-sawed on my little 10" bandsaw. The drawer box is from scrap red oak and the pull and base trim are scrap blood wood. Box joints for carcass and drawer box. Lining is special order wool felt to go with the blood wood ($15, including shipping, from Etsy). Simple Danish oil finish. The biggest mistake ('cause we all know that there's no such thing as a woodworking project without a mistake) was not supporting the left side during glue-up, such that it warped/bent in. Note to self: include bottom in glue-up next time. Thanks to suggestions from Lazyman, TravisH, Robert, skatefriday and mrg, i was able to salvage the project, with a little residual "character" on the top left corner.

I was going to keep it for myself, but it's a gentleman's valet . . .

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Nicely done. The oak grain is wonderful.
 

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NIce work. Good job saving the oak from the fire.
 

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one of the neatest valets I've seen in a while and you can bet there will be one like it by days end. yeah, I'm going to copy it -
 

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Thanks for all of the compliments. How great is it to be able to do what you love doing and then get pats on the shoulder for doing it?!?
 

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Very nice. I like the joinery!!!!!
Cheers, Jim
 
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