Oak Blanket Trunk for Grand daughter

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Project by Schwieb posted 554 days ago 1044 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been holding out on posting this because my camera went on the fritz. They don’t build them like they used to. Unlike this trunk which with reasonable care will likely outlast all of us. Nothing extraordinary here. No plans. Just a solid red oak box and some joinery and trim. The splines in the corners of the top and base are walnut. The tray bottom made from aromatic red cedar. Dimensions are 18” x 36” x 18”. I made the trim of the lid to wrap over the top edge of the box to seal it somewhat and keep the cedar smell in the box. I wanted real bad to do a marquetry inlay or carve something on the front, but I just ran out of time.

She loved it, by the way.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#1 posted 554 days ago

Hi Ken. A very beautiful chest, and extremely well crafted. I can almost smell the Cedar! This is a great gift as it will last so long and undoubtedly be handed down to younger generations with it’s family value increased by tenfold because you built it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 554 days ago

Nice trunk!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 554 days ago

this is really nice, to me nothing is better then a custom made trunk for one of our loved ones…i know this will be held in high esteem for the builder is a good grand pa…keep at it..happy new year…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 554 days ago

Very nice a real cool design and a outstanding build.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 554 days ago

Nice job. I like the cut out in the feet/apron/base.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 553 days ago

Good looking chest, excellent work.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 553 days ago

Looks very nice, what type of jointery did you use on your main panels? I am in the process of building my daughter a cedar chest not sure on how to join the panels . I do not have a complete shop set up yet. Have a table saw however and router but not a router table, Once again looks beautiful. God bless…..

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#8 posted 553 days ago

”She loved it, by the way.”

Well, YEAH! Ya think?
Beautiful chest! It’ll surely be a family heirloom one day

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 553 days ago

Nothing extraordinary here? I would love to see one of your extraordinary projects! This is really a great, solid built chest. Beautiful lines and joinery. I’d call it extraordinary!!

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#10 posted 551 days ago

Nice piece, excellent crafting! Want to see your unrushed stuff..LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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