Two Men's Dresser Valet Boxes

These pieces reflected a desire to design a functional men's dresser top box that embodied an overriding masculine style.

The box with the arched top lid is made with baltic birch plywood skinned with bubinga veneer. The edges are inset with black walnut, and the pieces for the birds mouth had to be steam bent into shape. The hinges are Brusso. The knob was turned on my wood lathe in walnut and mounted with a brass woodscrew. It has a lacquer finish.

The second piece is essentially a bandsawn box, so all the grain is seamless through all three compartments as the box began as one large block of walnut. The legs are from a thick block of carob, and shaping was accomplished with a bandsaw, the stopped grooves on a router table. The knurled knobs are held in place with brass machine screws, screwed into tapped holes. The counterbores for the knob details were bored on the drillpress--nothing fancy...

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Made in Silverton, OR

By J.W. Kinsey


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