Butternut Trunk

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 12-31-2008 09:07 PM 1541 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one’s made with Butternut, which I understand is in the walnut family. The dark wood is walnut. Birch buttons. The butternut is veneered onto LuAnn plywood for the box. The bent walnut strips are thin strips glued together with plastic resin glue and molded with a 2×6 form to get the bent shape. This one is being donated for a silent auction for a local humane society fundraiser.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 09:18 PM

Looks great! That’s a lot of buttons.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 10:33 PM

That’s really pretty.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 10:56 PM

Nice! Some one is really going to appreciate that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 11:44 PM

Butternut rules. Well executed and really a pleasing trunk. Congratulations!

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 12:17 AM

Nice job! I like the color contrast…

-- Cov, Loomis, CA,

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 03:00 AM

I can only imagine how tedious it was to attach all those buttons. Looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 01-01-2009 04:18 PM

Randal this looks fantastic. Another great choice in wood selection. That butternut has some incredible grain/color.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 01-03-2009 06:48 PM

That is really cool.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 01-03-2009 07:53 PM

All I can say is stunning!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 08:17 PM

I love butternut it is fun wood to work with.

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#11 posted 02-09-2010 12:35 AM

Cool trunk

-- Custom furniture

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