Steamer Trunk

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-24-2012 05:51 AM 1738 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This steamer trunk was built for a Naval Officer for his retirement. It was designed around his sword which will hang from a cradle on the underside of the lid. The trunk is made of poplar with curly and quilted maple veneers. The interior compartments are made of claro walnut and aromatic cedar.

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 06:17 AM

Amazingly lovely veneers

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 06:19 AM

Wow this is drop dead gorgeous, fantastic trunk.

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 08:04 AM

Love the curved top and wood.

-- Ed-

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 09:47 AM

wow thud my chin just hit the floor this is beyond sweet the grain is awesome the trunk is beautiful 5 ot of 5 stars i wish i could give it 6 but it only goes to 5

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 02:37 PM

A nice design and great work too. The wood is quite eye catching. I wish we had been able to see the interior too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 02:37 PM

That is super, great wood and curved top. That is a home run…

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 03:09 PM

First class all the way. What a treasure for your friend.

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 11:15 PM

Beautiful veneer, very nice workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 02:32 AM

Wow! Beautiful veneer and amazing craftsmanship. The recipient will treasure that forever.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 03:20 PM

your work is excellent but the wood you use just steals the show totally awsome wood where in the world do you find such wonderful wood? my mouth drops open every time i look at your pieces wow!

-- freighttrain,ky

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