|Project by Pezking7p||posted 03-08-2016 03:36 AM||2194 views||15 times favorited||33 comments|
My wife has been needing a tack trunk to keep all her horsey things in for a while now. I think a lot of the homemade tack trunks look pretty horrendous, so I wanted to make sure her’s was beautiful.
For some reason, the Greene & Greene blanket chest that Darrell Peart designed struck me, and I used it as the foundation (read: Shamelessly Copied) for my design.
The wood is sapele with ebony plugs/splines. The handle of the fancy tote is maple, and the bottoms are all aromatic cedar. I decided to use torsion hinges from Rockler, which I had to modify slightly to use on this project, but I like the hinges as the action is very nice. Finish is satin Arm R Seal with wax on top.
This project was very boring, with mostly sanding and shaping of rounded corners. If you make anything greene & greene, save yourself a lot of time and use a 1/8” roundover bit to round over everything.
I did really enjoy the design process for the fancy tote as well as seating all the plugs. I thought that was fun. Here’s a picture of a lot of plugs. The smallest ones are 1/8” square.
Thanks for looking. Cheers