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Tack Trunk without the Brass hardware

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Project by revz posted 963 days ago 1476 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been ten years since I made my last piece of hardwood furniture. My mentor had stashes of walnut and cherry and he let me use whatever I wanted (God bless Larry). My daughter rides English equestrian and my wife asked me to make a tack trunk. I chose to make it out of hardwood. I found some local curly maple and had it planed 3/4 inch. It is heavy, but I wanted to build it to last. I bought some plans, but did my own thing in the end. I have learned the hard way the truth about staining maple. It is not easy. I would have just used sand and sealer on the trunk but my wife wanted it darker (she is the boss).

I used a pre-conditioner, then three coats of pecan stain and poly. I primarily used biscuit and dado joints. I will install the brass handles and hasp when my final coat dries. I am looking forward to making my next project, some built in bookshelves for my home office. My wife has already put in a request for a mahogany dining room table. We’ll see.

-- Robert, Reformed Woodworker





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 963 days ago

I’m glad your back in the shop ,a cool looking trunk ,super job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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revz

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#2 posted 963 days ago

Thanks. I just checked out your website. Wow! You make fantastic furniture.

I grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. Where is Riddle?

-- Robert, Reformed Woodworker

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revz

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#3 posted 963 days ago

Thanks. I just checked out your website. Wow! You make fantastic furniture.

I grew up in Coos Bay, Oregon. Where is Riddle?

-- Robert, Reformed Woodworker

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doncutlip

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#4 posted 963 days ago

Good looking trunk, nice finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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