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Grandson Jack's Steamer Trunk

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Project by crashman posted 862 days ago 1333 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first wood working project back in 2007. I started building this before Jack was born & had it finished for his baptism gift. He just turned 5 in Jan, oh well, I only discovered this sight last fall so have some projects to post. Steamer is built using 3/4” Oak ply for the sides, (I have since quit using the plywood as it is not very forgiving the corners) the lid & trim are made from Red Oak lumber, the inside is Cedar closet liner, & the hardware & modified plan comes from Rockler. This is the foot of his bed & Mom has all those special treasures inside, lock of hair from first hair cut, Baptism items, baby book, baby shoes, photos etc. Took me quite a while to build, but learned a lot, & have built 3 more steamers. Will post more as time allows. Thanks for looking.

-- Jack R. Ellis





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woodworm

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#1 posted 862 days ago

Very nice looking trunk. Beautifully done!

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#2 posted 862 days ago

Wow, nice job. thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 862 days ago

A really fine looking trunk

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#4 posted 754 days ago

Looking over all your projects. Very impressive stuff! Can tell you enjoy making boxes, big and small. Your’s are uniquely you. Can see your road of evolution when looking at all the projects.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 754 days ago

Nice very nice

It would be a shame to use it

jamie

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#6 posted 754 days ago

Very nice and amazing first project great job.

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