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Men's Valet Box, one of my hybrid boxes where mitered joints and bandsaw box come together this is a lidless box with two open trays on top and two lift out trays, two very large drawers, a hidden drawer, a very large secret compartment with a false bottom door located on top of the box under the lift off false bottom door, by pulling out the small tray from the bottom drawer and strategically placing it on top of the false door located on top of the box lining up the magnets it latches onto the door then by lifting the tray out it reveals the hidden, once again this is my own design and creation a one of a kind.

The inner core of this box is Alder, wrapped in Mesquite with mitered corners, Wenge was used for the pulls, splines and the top lift out tray.
I added one new feature to this box, feet I believe it was Tom, "Docsavage that gave me this idea.

The Box measures 11 3/4 " long x 6" high x 7 1/2" wide, the It is Finished in a single coat of tung oil and several coats of my on mix of satin wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.

I have also included a blog for this build that I've had some request for, it can be viewed here in this blog.

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed and replied too.

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Nice one , Randy. You need to make one for handgun storage! Like a small 9MM,,,,,,,,,Jim
 

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Blackie, your valet is fantastic! I like the look and the woods. I want to compliment you on your photography. It has really taken a step forward too. You might consider moving the legs a bit further toward the corners, but I like the style.
 

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Thanks Jim and Big Al,

Jim, I'm not quite sure but I think they are big enough for pocket and some compact size pistols, I just don't have one to test it.
 

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that sure is some beautiful wood you used, i really like the hidden drawers, nice little cubbies…
 

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That sure is a good looking one ,love it !
You sure put a lot of compartments in a small space .

Klaus
 

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Beautiful piece. What size is the hidden compartment?
 

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Thanks Roger, Kiefer and John, If I remember correctly it was 7" x 5" x 2" It was sold just after I completed it.
 

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Randy, your boxes are so dog gone nice!
 

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F.Y.I. If you can make your hidden compartment 7"x5-1/2"x2" it will fit the Para Wathog , 10-shot .45acp and my, personal CCW. Otherwise it will easily fit CCWs like the S&W M&PShield and the S&W M&P 360 revolver. Best wishes.
 

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Very nice and I always love mesquite
 

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What a beauty Randy. There are so many compartments in that thing if you forgot which one you left your keys in, you would be late for work looking for them. I do like the feet. I was thinking the other day feet on some BS boxes might look nice. I wonder how feet would look on some of the bowls I have been making…nah
 

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Nice box- beautiful wood.
 

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Thanks for the great comments everyone.
 

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What a great box, I always love splines
 

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Very nice indeed.I need one .
 

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Beautiful, so fine detailed.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 
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