Mahogany & White Oak Tack Trunk

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Project by Andrew posted 02-25-2014 03:32 AM 1391 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 02-25-2014 03:56 AM

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

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

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 04:55 AM

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 02-25-2014 06:19 AM

Absolutely gorgeous.

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

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 09:19 AM

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 02-25-2014 11:40 AM

The trunk looks amazing. Very well done.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 11:47 AM

Very beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 11:56 AM

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.

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#8 posted 02-25-2014 01:31 PM

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 02-26-2014 01:54 AM

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 02-26-2014 03:42 AM

Great looking trunk, I really like the wood combination.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#11 posted 02-26-2014 06:12 AM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 02-26-2014 03:09 PM

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 02-28-2014 12:52 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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