17: a valet tray for men in the new economy

Men in the new economy bring three and only three things out every morning. So why not create a valet tray to house just these three items.

Trays are the type of storage that are totally visible making them the best way to storage daily items. The tray also comes with a small hole to wire the USB charging cord.


Project 12 : Wooden Wrist Watch Case

Through out my lifetime, I do not expect myself to buy a lot of watches. However, every one of them I owned, I have worn them for quite a long period of time and therefore they are all memorable for me.

So I decided to take time to build a nice wooden case to store them all, because they certainly deserve it.



Project 11: Terrarium DIY

Everytime I set up a terrarium, it never lasts longer than six months without a lot of maintenance. This is the first time that it does. No fungi or mould has been found inside the bottle. I am still wondering why.

Perhaps the environment inside the bottle is simple enough. Maybe it was placed on the right spot in my room having ample light but not direct. Or maybe it has something to do with the temperature.

Anyway, I still can’t not figure it out.


Project 7 – Laptop docking station

One drawback of using a laptop is that the screen tends to be too low causing neck pain.

To address this, I built this docking station to raise the screen level for approximately three inches. It also has a drawer in the front to store a wireless keyboard after use.

Besides, you can use it to read the books or handwriting something as well.


Project 6 : Shaker-style Coat Hanger

I love Shaker style furniture. They are simple but incredible beautiful. I got this design from Steve Ramsey and customized it to suit my own need.

The drawers can be used to store keychains or wallets. However, the other benefit of having the drawers is that they help prevent kids bumping into the hooks. It is a nice safety feature of this design.

I did not make rabbets on all side, so I have to reinforce all joints with screws. I counterbored all screws to make them look neat.

I used this roman-style router bit to do the job. It is a great opportunity to utilize it, since I normally don’t use it as much.

One of the benefits of having drawers is that you can hide the screws that attach the entire piece to the wall.

The color of the complete work is not very consistent. But we don’t have to do anything about it. In six months, the whole shelf is gonna get darker. This is the natural. It is one unique characteristic of Cherry wood.