|Project by PebbleCreek||posted 08-20-2013 10:53 PM||7498 views||13 times favorited||13 comments|
This is a Wardrobe Trunk made as a wedding gift. It’s modeled after early 1900’s Steamer Trunks with drawers on the left and a hanging section to the right. The drawers are popular with cherry fronts finished in Mahogany veneer. Finish is a simple shellac and wax. The outside is a plywood case covered in fabric with a fo-leather edging, leather handles, brass hardware and furniture tacks. The runners are sapele to match the leather work. The inside of the hanger is fabric with a fleur de lis pattern to symbolize New Orleans, the brides hometown. I also included a false bottom secret compartment on one of the drawers. It’s held in place by a magnet with ribbon pulls to open.
Start to finish took around 80 hours, I had made a half size model before attempting the full size one which took me a bit longer but I was worth it to get the practice. I hope you enjoy the pics.