White/black trunk

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Project by majuvla posted 07-28-2017 06:36 AM 1347 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This trunk was ordered by my coworker to decorate her anteroom. It was made of pretty old firwood furniture boards. She wanted it to be on wheels, but I like it more without. Her idea was to make simple squared trunk, but I ’’don’t know’’ how to make it that simple. Metal parts were sprayed in black to get more rustic look. Simple screws and staples gun, glued joinery covered with wood filler. Dimensions 80×45x45 cm.
I see lot of comments on wheels – I don’t like them too, but they were customer’s request and she also bought them by herself.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 07-28-2017 07:10 AM

kukal si da sve delamo gratis,konačno biznis,ha?
postal si meštar za takve stvari, ja baš ne volim lakirat u boji nego samo prirodno drvo
ne znam jel znaš ali ja sam dobio jednu prekrasnu škrinju….....
budi pozdravljen

-- bambi

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 07:55 AM

it’s lovely! It does seem to be a shame to put wheels on it, could you maybe make a seperate wheel bottom thing that locks on to it somehow? That way she could get the wheels but they could be removed when she realises the error of her ways ;)

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 07:56 AM

Nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 07-28-2017 08:33 AM

Great job mate,
Love the black on white.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 09:17 AM

Looks great, Ivan! I do like the look without the wheels. They sure are handy when moving a loaded trunk, though!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 07-28-2017 09:54 AM

Clean, sharp, like it

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 11:29 AM

Nice design and a very clean looking trunk Ivan, Maybe if the wheels were set deeper so only an inch or a few millimeters were showing it might be better.
Nice work

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 07-28-2017 12:14 PM

looks great Ivan. I agree with you- without wheels seems to be more attractive…. I also agree with Tony, if the trim board at the bottom were slightly longer it could have covered more of the wheels. Either way, I know the customer will love it!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 07-28-2017 12:18 PM

Beautiful trunk, Ivan. Nice clean lines and good contrasting hardware! It does look better without the casters, but maybe some ball rollers hidden underneath would do the trick for appearance and rolling!! They can get heavy when loaded! But in the end, if the customer is happy, you did great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

ps. I remember that fine collection of router bits you have so you can make about any shape imaginable for the edging. I could not make it simple and plain either!! It is most attractive with the shapes you have created!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 07-28-2017 12:23 PM

The work on the trunk is great. I agree with Tony, setting the wheels deeper would make it appear better.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 07-28-2017 01:10 PM

Very attractive in all white, wheels would have been OK if they had only raised it a couple of MM’s. Not really necessary as they ususally stay in the same spot for years,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 07-28-2017 02:02 PM

one thing to remember here ….customer is ALWAYS RIGHT .....LOL matter how insane it is …..IMHO I don’t think they look that bad …...GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 07-28-2017 04:03 PM

Ivan, this is a beautiful chest and it’s so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 07-28-2017 04:54 PM

Great work Ivan!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#15 posted 07-28-2017 05:50 PM

Great job of taking a customer’s concept and turning it into a beautiful looking piece.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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