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This valet & watch box is constructed of solid Quilted Maple & Wenge. The box features two levels of storage each of which is lined with felt. The top level houses two open faced removable sliding trays (approximately 3"W x 6"D x 1"D). The second level is divided into six 3"x3" compartments for the storage of six watches.

All miter joints feature Wenge splines and the two sliding trays have also been angled to allow for easier movement in and our of the box.

No stains or dyes were used in the making of this piece and all colors seen are the natural colors of the wood. The finish used was 2 coats of shellac followed up by 2 coats of clear poly all applied via an HVLP sprayer.

Dimensions: 11"L x 7.75" x 5"H

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Wow! That is quite something!
Simple design with clean lines, done perfectly and coupled with beautiful wood.
This is true craftsmanship

Chris
 

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beautiful box, inside and out. I also think the little tapered trays are a very nice and creative design feature. Beautiful work.
 

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That is an awesome valet box. I love your choice of wood!!
 

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Very nicely presented, Truly a great looking box.
 

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Very elegant design and great craftmanship
 

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Very nicely done.
 

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Seriously nice looking box. I like the frame and panel lid, especially the corner splines. The interior is very refined and well done… Awesome!
 

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Beautiful! I love the wood combination, and the craftsmanship is impeccable.
 

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Absolutely beautiful job. It amazes me to see the gorgeous things that other people build. Can I ask a possibly stupid question? I'm fairly new to woodworking and still learning. I am currently working on a jewelry box for a friend, and I was watching some of the wood whisperer's videos on youtube about wood movement. Can I ask what you did to combat the effects of movement on your lid? I had the lid for the jewelry box all laid out and ready to assemble and after watching the videos it scared the crap out of me that in a couple years this box may be complete junk. Thanks for any insight
 

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Stunning.
Well done.
 

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Nice Box- Beautiful wood.
 

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Absolutely beautiful job. It amazes me to see the gorgeous things that other people build. Can I ask a possibly stupid question? I m fairly new to woodworking and still learning. I am currently working on a jewelry box for a friend, and I was watching some of the wood whisperer s videos on youtube about wood movement. Can I ask what you did to combat the effects of movement on your lid? I had the lid for the jewelry box all laid out and ready to assemble and after watching the videos it scared the crap out of me that in a couple years this box may be complete junk. Thanks for any insight

- spazinout
There a few things that I did to combat movement, however with small items such as boxes movement is not as much of an issue as it is with larger furniture pieces. First the thickness of the panel that is actually sunk into the frame is only 1/4". Second I left 1/32" in play within the frame to allow for some movement. Third I sunk Wenge splines 1" deep into the miter joints on the sides of the frame, this ensures the frame stays together long into the future.

My advice is spline it and just go for it. You'll never learn unless you try.
 

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Breathtaking! Did you do the spraying before or after assembly? Any tips on getting a good finish with shellac?
 

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Excellent piece. Great combination of woods. I very much like the the design of the removable sliding trays - they compliment the box in a unique way.
 

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Great looking box, very nice work.
 

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Excellent build. Added to favorites.
 

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WOW! I love that quilted maple! Overall, a knockout.
 

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Beautiful the contrasting light and dark are awesome
 
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