Mahogany & White Oak Tack Trunk

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Project by Andrew posted 178 days ago 1079 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tack trunk made as a birthday gift for a friend. Made of all solid genuine mahogany (frames) and quartersawn white oak (panels).

Finished with many coats of waterlox.

For a photo blog of the construction, see here:

This was by far my most complicated project to date. Thanks for looking!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 178 days ago

That’s some Birthday Gift Andrew! Very find workmanship! Great finish and attention to detail!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 178 days ago

That’s a wonderful birthday gift. Looks great!

That mahogany and the quarter sawn oak complement each other quite nicely.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 178 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous.

-- -- "Shortcuts will never make up for the time lost because of one bad accident." --

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#4 posted 178 days ago

Andrew, great job. I had someone ask me to do one for thier daughter. I didnt even know whar it was at first. ( city slicker here )

This is a real beauty. How much does it weigh? That was one of my main concerns was the weight. Enjoy

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 178 days ago

The trunk looks amazing. Very well done.

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#6 posted 178 days ago

Very beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 178 days ago

nice…very nice.
the quarter sawn white oak looks fantastic.

I know a woodworker who got in with the horse crowd nearby and has made several of these for them.
It’s a large community with white fences and big barns and expensive homes but it’s also where they train these huge white lipazan horses and put on shows. pretty cool if your in to horses.

I have to say, your tack box is much nicer.

The initials on the handles was a nice touch. nice hardware too.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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#8 posted 178 days ago

Hey Ken,

Until I was asked to make one, I didn’t know what it was either! It is pretty heavy, but I kept it as light as possible. I think it’s about 80 pounds empty.

Luckily, it doesn’t move that often. Mostly it stays in the tack room at the barn where she rides.

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#9 posted 177 days ago

This trunk is beautiful! I would love to build something like this as a gift for my wife and future baby!

-- A hobby turned passion...

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#10 posted 177 days ago

Great looking trunk, I really like the wood combination.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#12 posted 177 days ago

It’s a gorgeous trunk. I think the hardware really sets off your wood choice. Great job

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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#13 posted 175 days ago

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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