Dresser Top Valet

This practical organizer is a great way to show off special materials and try out unique techniques, as well.

Your “everyday carry” is the term for the items you have close at hand throughout the day. For most of us, this means car keys, wallet, and mobile phone. But it doesn’t take long to accumulate some extras like spare change, a pocketknife, sunglasses, wristwatch — you get the idea. At the end of the day, these things need a place to go. That’s where a dresser-top valet comes in handy. It’s the ideal home for all the odds and ends. Beyond better organization, this project provides a treat for the woodworker, too. It’s small enough to splurge on materials without hurting your pocketbook. The small scale lets you try out some interesting techniques, like the curved, fluted lid. All in all it’s an ideal way to spend a weekend in the shop.

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What You Get:

  • 7 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 30 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
  • Special technique for the curved, fluted lid
  • Materials list and cutting diagram
  • Retail sources for hardware and supplies

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