Trunk #2

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Project by sparky52tx posted 07-06-2011 04:31 AM 2186 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a trunk I made for a gift. I changed the design a little for my own touch with the faux straps made of walnut and button plugs for “rivets”.
Knowing that it would be used for storage, I also put carpet wheels on the bottom. These things can get really heavy when full. It was a big hit when I delivered it. My sister-in-law really appreciated the wheels.

-- We can't change yesterday, only tomorrow.

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#1 posted 07-06-2011 04:37 AM

wow! Nice trunk! I like how you did the lid!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 07-06-2011 04:48 AM

Wonderful looking trunk, what a great job.

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#3 posted 07-06-2011 05:06 AM

Looking good. hope my wife don’t see this.

-- David, Center,Texas

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#4 posted 07-06-2011 05:28 AM

I love it. This inspires me to think about the barrel top lid on future projects.
I hope your sister has it displayed well in the home.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#5 posted 07-06-2011 10:30 AM

Great looking trunk, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 05:04 PM

Very nice trunk, I like the addition of the wheels. I thought about doing that to some of my chests and trunks but I thought it would look tacky. But it fits right in with your trunk.

I have to say your shop in the background looks awfully neat and tidy. Are you sure you are a woodworker? (just kidding) I am used to my shop with stuff everwhere and out of order and where gasoline and a match would only improve things.

Also like your 100 year trunk refurbish.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#7 posted 07-07-2011 12:52 AM

Very sharp. Lots of trunks out there….few stand out. Nicely done.

-- Dave

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#8 posted 07-07-2011 01:11 AM

As nice as the truck is, I really like your ROOMY shop. Nice! I’m guessing you made a little wiggle room in the grooves in the four top pieces due to the curve. The use of paneling sure reduces the weight without sacrificing strength. Great Job!

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#9 posted 07-07-2011 01:15 AM

I could see me filling that with tools. Very nice tools too.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#10 posted 07-07-2011 03:24 AM

I have to laugh at the shop comments. This was a great place to work but I shared it with 2 cars. It is the back of a deep garage and was perfect for a shop. I had everything on wheels and would roll all the shop to the back of the garage to get the cars in.
Notice the past tense… we have since relocated to the Saint Louis area (Old Monroe) where my shop is a little smaller but still nice. It occupies part of a large basement and has an overhead door to the outside. Heated & air conditioned along with the house. Not bad especially since it was all unfinished and I could build it from scratch.
I have it isolated from the house so noise and dust do not enter the living area. No HVAC return vents.

-- We can't change yesterday, only tomorrow.

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#11 posted 07-22-2011 06:52 PM

Where did you purchase or acquire the hardware for this?

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#12 posted 07-22-2011 07:01 PM

Wow, this is really great. I’m terribly impressed.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 04-14-2012 01:06 AM

really nice trunk.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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