Maple/Cherry Cedar Lined Trunk

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 01-08-2012 11:14 PM 1770 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This trunk is about 30” long, about 16” deep and 19” tall at the peak of the arch. I’ve made a few of these to donate to fund raisers, this one no exception. The body is maple I veneered by resawing and contact cementing to plywood. The arch top is made with 2×6 pine supports, with 1/8” baltic birch bent over the supports to make the curve. Then I contact cemented more resawn maple over the baltic birch. The trim and straps are cherry. Straps are thin resawn cherry strips glued back together with plastic resin glue in a form to make them curve and match the top. Buttons on the ends are cherry, on the straps, maple. Inside is resawn aromatic cedar, contact cemented to the plywood. Finish is two coats sanding sealer, two coats lacquer, sprayed.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois

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#1 posted 01-08-2012 11:51 PM

That is one nice trunk. Very nice construction and finish. I like the hobnail effect.

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#2 posted 01-09-2012 01:06 AM

A very nice chest a real classic.great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-09-2012 02:42 AM

That trunk has a substantial look to it, like you could hold up a car with it or something. great job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-09-2012 04:21 AM

I’d say that’s just pretty well done!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-09-2012 04:45 AM

what a trunk!!!!! nice work looks like you need a good back to move it . it will last forever.

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#6 posted 01-09-2012 05:43 AM

Nice trunk ! It would make any room look good!

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

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#7 posted 01-09-2012 03:42 PM

that is a very awesome trunk. the Maple & Cherry really go nicely together. I’m luvin all the button/rivets. How did you attach all those buttons? again, this is one nice treasure chest.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 05:29 PM

I like it! very well done.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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