Trunk for oldest daughter's going to college

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Project by pscholz posted 11-13-2009 02:41 PM 2006 views 8 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this trunk for my oldest daughter’s moving off to college last year. I had a piece of curly maple and wanted to use some wormy beech somehow in something that would last.

I plan on making different trunks out of different woods and style for my next two kids as they go off to college in 2 and 4 years.

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 02:44 PM

Wow this is very nice trunk with those olden days style hardwares.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 02:47 PM

Beautiful trunk. Well made and nice design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 02:48 PM

That is a nice table! Good work

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 02:50 PM

Nice Trunk…Did you use the Rockler hardware?

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 03:02 PM

Yes Kevin, I used the Rockler hardware.

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#6 posted 11-13-2009 03:32 PM

Gorgeous trunk,I’m certain your fledgling daughter loves it to bits.

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 03:38 PM

It is a gorgeous trunk. Did you design it or use plans? How heavy is it? I have a few years before my kids head off to college but I know they would love a trunk like this.

-- Jim, SE Tennessee, "Don't spare the kindling Dear, we have plenty"

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 03:42 PM


Started with the trunk plan from Rockler and made it with a flat top, so that my daughter can use it as a coffee table.

It is fairly heavy—around 30-35lbs. When it is slam full of stuff it takes two to move it.


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#9 posted 11-13-2009 04:39 PM

Great project! Nice work!


-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 05:16 PM

Great Job! I am sure also your daughter will love it and remember that her “Daddy” built it.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 06:04 PM

That’s beautiful trunk and loving father,



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#12 posted 11-13-2009 06:14 PM

very nice a unique and interesting project well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 11-13-2009 06:27 PM

I like the look of the trunk, reminds me of Grandma’s old steamer trunk. The dimensions and look of the chest is very eye appealing. How wide is it, I seen similiar plans on the net, but your chest seems to be a little bigger in some aspects or is it the camera angle? But the proportions seem just right. Is that a cedar wood flooring inside the chest?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#14 posted 11-13-2009 06:34 PM

Great job on that one. I purchased the plans 6 months ago and still have not made mine. I am going to make it my Navy retirement sea chest/shadow box. That way when I die, the chest will hold my 23 year career to be passed down to one of my boys. Hope mine turns half as good…...BZ.

-- Senior Chief

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#15 posted 11-13-2009 07:01 PM

very nice – always loved those

-- -erik & christy-

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