Gift for my sister-in-Law

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Project by sparky52tx posted 12-12-2014 02:38 AM 2212 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gift I made for my sister-in-law Karen. It is trunk #2 of this type. red oak with walnut bands & buttons. Lined with cedar planks.

The finish is one coat of light brown water-based dye, sealed with a 50% cut of shellac then rubbed in Nutmeg gel stain to bring out the grain. Finish is wipe-on polyurethane.

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#1 posted 12-12-2014 03:44 AM

Wow! That is an awesome trunk! Great work!

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#2 posted 12-12-2014 04:07 AM

Wow, that’s a lifetime trunk! Looks like it could some treasures. Nice piece.

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#3 posted 12-12-2014 05:13 AM

Beautiful. Some great detail. Well done.

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#4 posted 12-12-2014 06:38 AM

BEAUTIFUL Work, Love the Color….

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#5 posted 12-12-2014 09:06 AM

Beautiful work on this. It looks quite authentic and I know that because I’m old enough to remember folks actually traveling with them.

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#6 posted 12-12-2014 01:29 PM

What a nice trunk. SIL should love it. It’s quite a creative design and excellent workmanship.

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#7 posted 12-12-2014 02:17 PM

What a WONDERFUL heirloom! She will cherish and use this for many years!

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#8 posted 12-12-2014 03:36 PM

Now that’s gifting at it finest, well done man. Happy Holidays!

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#9 posted 12-12-2014 05:21 PM

That is the nicest red oak I think I’ve ever seen. I am not a fan of oak or pine, as they are so often used that I prefer anything other than those two woods. Oh, and poplar, but poplar often has a greenish tint which reminds me of pressure treated wood.

That being said, all my shop stuff is built from pine 2×4s. But, it’s for the shop, so I think I’m justified to go cheap.

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#10 posted 12-12-2014 06:07 PM

WoW, did I say WoW. Love the chest. Looks like wonderful work.

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#11 posted 12-12-2014 06:57 PM

Very nice, i’m gonna be making one of these for the grandaughter soon

Very well done

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#12 posted 12-12-2014 09:41 PM

Man that’s a beautiful trunk! I’m sure she will love it!

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#13 posted 12-12-2014 11:18 PM

wow, beautiful work

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#14 posted 12-13-2014 02:52 AM

Nicely done.

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#15 posted 12-13-2014 03:41 PM

looks great

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