|Project by TCrossan||posted 09-17-2013 02:50 AM||2140 views||12 times favorited||19 comments|
I made these two “Steamer trunks” for my two younger grandsons.
They are built from cherry and red oak. I planed the red oak to 1/2” to reduce weight. They ended up weighing about 25lbs each. They measure 22”h x36”w x about 19”d. I didn’t make trays for them as the kids are very young and they would be probably taken outside to the yard for collecting boy treasures!! Maybe layer when they are older I’ll build them.
I kind of like the mix of red woods and fine and coarse grain. I sprayed them with pre cat lacquer hand rubbed effect and used no stain.
Lesson learned: when you are just about finished with a project do not try to take short cuts to save time.
While one trunk was on saw horses, I decided to slide the horses out of the way to make room for something WITHOUT taking the trunk off first. Yep, you guessed it! If fell on the floor so,I has to rebuild the end of one of the lids. Stupid is as stupid does!!
I also found that nice solid brass hardware is either REALLY expensive or practically non existent. Hence no corner braces.
They came out pretty good I think.
I don’t know what happened to the pictures. They were full size when I posted them.
I’ll have to find some more shots and post them in a day or 3.
-- Jn. 14:6