|Project by DrDirt||posted 09-11-2009 03:58 AM||2707 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
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.
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