Nogal Valet Box
elegant box was made to grace a console table in an entrance hallway. It
was custom designed to accommodate watches, garage door remotes, and
miscellaneous small articles that otherwise cluttered the console table.
wood was chosen because of its darkness and uniformity. The top design was
inspired by one of Kathy's serving trays.
stains or dyes have been used. The rich colours that you see are the
natural colours of the finished woods.
corners reinforced with Nogal keys
are solid 1/2" (13 mm) thick Nogal
The centre panel on the
top was made flush with the sides, with a slight v-groove around
Top was made of 1/8" (3 mm)
Nogal, with four bands of Curly Maple which are delineated with
Padauk veneer, and
laminated to both sides of 1/4" (6 mm) plywood. This
construction not only makes the interior of the top as attractive
as the exterior, but also prevents warping of the top.
brass quadrant hinges.
Tray and dividers are solid
is lined with a luxurious black faux-suede.
exterior dimensions were about 10" x 5" x
4 1/2" (25.4
x 12.7 x 11.4 cm)
The tray was divided into four equal compartments for small jewelry and
Below the tray
were two compartments for watches and one for remotes.