|Project by SnowyRiver||posted 05-15-2009 11:02 PM||6573 views||8 times favorited||39 comments|
This is a steamer trunk that I did for my son and fiancee’s wedding which was on June 6th, 2009.
The trunk is made from reclaimed American Chestnut. The plan came from The New Yankee Workshop series, but I did make some changes. I excluded the wooden feet and put on brass studs for feet. I also used drawbolts for the cover. I thought that the metal straps on the cover looked better terminating into the hinges on the back, and also terminating into the drawbolts on the front. I also built a shelf that fits in a wooden support bracket inside the top edge of the trunk. I chose to use a lock set rather than a knob on the lid. I also added an antique metal rosette on each end of the lid. Otherwise its pretty much Norm’s plan.
The finish is an oil based stain from Minwax called Early American, and there are four coats of orange shellac covering it.
Again my poor photography skills are showing up. The color is more like the dark pictures rather than the lighter picture showing the hinges.
-- Wayne - Plymouth MN