Grandson Jack's Steamer Trunk

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Project by crashman posted 03-14-2012 03:01 PM 1809 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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#1 posted 03-14-2012 04:09 PM

Very nice looking trunk. Beautifully done!

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 04:18 PM

Wow, nice job. thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 09:37 PM

A really fine looking trunk

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#4 posted 06-30-2012 04:13 PM

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.

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#5 posted 06-30-2012 04:27 PM

Nice very nice

It would be a shame to use it


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#6 posted 06-30-2012 04:33 PM

Very nice and amazing first project great job.

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