Butternut Trunk

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 2020 days ago 1359 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 2020 days ago

Looks great! That’s a lot of buttons.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#2 posted 2020 days ago

That’s really pretty.

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

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#3 posted 2020 days ago

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 2020 days ago

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

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 2020 days ago

Nice job! I like the color contrast…

-- Cov, Loomis, CA,

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#6 posted 2020 days ago

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 2019 days ago

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 2017 days ago

That is really cool.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 2017 days ago

All I can say is stunning!

-- Cedrus of British Columbia

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#10 posted 1616 days ago

I love butternut it is fun wood to work with.

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#11 posted 1616 days ago

Cool trunk

-- Custom furniture

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