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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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.