rockler steamer trunk

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Project by DBall posted 04-10-2012 08:52 PM 5593 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first post and my most ambitious project to date. I just recently started woodworking and have slowly been acquiring tools and skills. I got some old oak church pews and cut them along the glue lines to use for my lumber. I used my planer to take off all the old finish before making the trunk. Then I finished it using Danish oil and two coats of varnish.

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 09:01 PM

That is one beautiful trunk. Is that walnut in the place of the strapping or is it actually leather?

Great job!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 09:08 PM

Super looking chest, I also built one from rockler plans. I cut up an old bar top.

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

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 09:11 PM

Nice job, I made a similar one from Rockler a few years ago. Rockler has high prices, but their plans really are second to none, at least the ones I have used are.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 10:41 PM

What a great job.

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#5 posted 04-11-2012 12:30 AM

If you’ve just started, you are doin awesome. Very nicely done. Work/play safe. Keep makin dust

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

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#6 posted 04-11-2012 01:50 AM

Classic piece of work. Nicely done. look forward to seeing more of your work

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#7 posted 04-11-2012 05:32 PM

Very nice worksmanship.

I did a double take. That looks just like my first solo wood project. In fact I checked to make sure mine was still in the basement. It has been used for toys and all sorts of things for the past 12 years and it is still looks great and is as sturdy as when I built it.

Did you also make the insert tray for it?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#8 posted 04-12-2012 04:29 PM

Durnik150- that is indeed walnut strapping. I glad you like it. Thanks to all for the positive feedback.

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