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1931 Chevrolet Trunk Stand

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Project by DrDirt posted 09-11-2009 03:58 AM 2342 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very simple woodworking project really.
My father in law gave us this restored car trunk from the 30’s which is leather wrapped oak.
THese mounted on a bumper rack of cars in that era.

Anyway, I needed to build a stand for this gift. THe trunk itself has small bun style feet on it which is why the center stretchers are located close to the ends. The trunk sits recessed into the apron, to keep the young ones from pushing it off of a table top.

All construction started with 4/4 Red Oak. The legs are laminated, and though the grain match is good on the faces, there is no hiding on the top of the legs that it is laminated. Cut tenons on the table saw (Dado) and the mortises with a 1/4 in router bit. The leg mortices on a router table, and while the apron mortices were cut with a a palm router and straight edge. Used a 1/2 inch pattern bit to trim the inside corners of the legs to form a smooth recess around the leather trunk edges.

Finish is 3 coats waterlox followed by a coating of Briwax clear.

Very basic, only took – 2 1/2 days from rough stock to sitting in the guest room.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 09-11-2009 04:01 AM

The real stand for a 1931chevy trunk is a 1931 chevy :-)) nice stand

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dustyal

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 04:13 AM

Would not have guessed Chevy… maybe a Buick… but, your nice show it off stand does it justice.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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DrDirt

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 06:51 AM

Good point Jim – here I added the car at the 2006 Vintage Chevy show in Grand Junction Colorado. Actually my father in law will be showing it in Topeka, KS the weekend of Sept 19 so we are looking forward to their visit.
I’ve helped clean and trailer it, but haven’t driven it…..yet ;-)
1931 Chevrolet Phaeton Landau

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 02:10 PM

a treasure!! Nicely done.

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