Medium Tack Trunk

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Project by Ivan posted 04-07-2010 03:21 AM 6259 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mahogany frame with Maple Ply panels. Full mortise and tenon construction, splined mitre corners. Finish is Spar Varnish.

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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#1 posted 04-07-2010 03:44 AM

Nicely done. The contrasting wood is beautiful.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 04-07-2010 03:46 AM

This is beautiful – nicely built with great colour combination and the hardware is really nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 04-07-2010 03:48 AM

this piece is gorgeous…. love the contrasting woods…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#4 posted 04-07-2010 03:52 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I’ve got another variation in mind, hopefully it will develop in a few weeks, if I can get the shop time in…

-- "Do it right the first time, you'll just kick yourself later..."

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#5 posted 04-07-2010 05:05 AM

very beautiful…ive got to make two cedar trunks soon for my daughters in laws…i hope they turn out as nice as yours…wonderful job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 05:18 AM

Beautiful trunk.

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 02:01 PM


-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 03:17 PM

Beautiful work, nice contrast between the woods

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida,

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#9 posted 04-09-2010 12:35 AM

If my wife sees this or the last trunk I’m in a world of hurt. She just gave up on her blanket chest recently. If she thinks something can be built for the horses then I won’t get any rest till it’s DONE. Just kidding, the tack box’s look great and should hold up for many years. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 04-11-2010 01:57 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 05-05-2010 08:02 AM

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#12 posted 08-03-2012 09:24 PM

Do you happen to have more pictures, including any of the construction? Thanks!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#13 posted 02-15-2015 02:32 PM

hey, I was just wondering how you did the corners of the trunk itself, not just the lid. I’m starting a similar project soon. btw, yours is absolutely beautiful, I hope mine turns out half as good.

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#14 posted 02-15-2015 10:55 PM

Hey sguittar,

I did a Tack Trunk similar to this one. I rabbeted the corners and then also pinned them with dowels.

My project is here:

Feel free to ask any questions. It was a fun build for sure!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#15 posted 02-19-2015 07:07 PM

I love it andrew! and the hardware you used looks great with it. Im planning on making splined mitere corners (with dowels or biscuits) and using dowels/lap joints for the crosspieces. Ive got a model made in Autodesk inventor if youre curious. Im planning on using 4/4 walnut or mahogany for the frame and maple ply, or maple raised panels if I end up getting a new bit (and probably a router that can handle it). I’ll post some drawings with dimensions when i get around to it, its hard to describe what i mean without pictures along with it.


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