red oak tack trunk

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Project by breadly posted 945 days ago 3345 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wifey had an old plywood box that her father had made for her 20 years ago to store her riding equipment in. As an anniversary gift I thought I’d make her a fresh new one!

This was my first “real” woodworking project and I’m pretty happy with the turnout. I used red oak and the casing is all frame and panel construction with the frame all tongue and groove jointed. No screws or nails at all in the case!

The saddle rack and divider are removable as are the drawer and grooming tote. I used box joints for the small stuff.

A lot of fun and Wifey really liked it. Tons of learning for me. My first “box” as well as the first time i tried tongue and groove or box jointery.

Promise me you won’t mention if you notice it’s not perfectly in square? ;-)

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#1 posted 945 days ago

Great tack trunk a super looking .Hard to believe this is your first project.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 945 days ago

I say my first “real” project, as it was the first that didn’t use contractor grade materials and it was the break in for several of the first woodworking tools that I didn’t borrow from a friend.

I don’t want to make light of the fact that this took me well over a month to put together and that the blurry pictures hide a fair number of mistakes :-)

Several projects here on LJ were inspiration for this, thought i would share it back to the board.

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#3 posted 945 days ago

Fine looking box, well done inside too

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 939 days ago

magnificent !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#5 posted 754 days ago

Very nice. I plan to start one of these in the next few weeks for a friend of mine. Still waiting on specific specs for what she wants. Looks great!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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