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Where can I find this item????? HELP!!!

by maxi
posted 1922 days ago


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interpim

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#1 posted 1922 days ago

Most folks here make our own supports… Usually a dado slot with a strip of wood sitting proud of the internal surface to hold the tray up.

-- San Diego, CA

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miles125

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#2 posted 1922 days ago

If its what i’m thinking you’re after, you could always buy a used tackle box and use the hardware out of it. Maybe you’re thinking something diferent.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Gary

6974 posts in 2031 days


#3 posted 1922 days ago

Maxi, I remember seeing a place that sold replacement parts for old cedar chests. If I can locate that, it will have the exact item you are looking for. I had to get one several years ago to re-do an old cedar chest but for the life of me I dont remember where I got it. I’ll keep trying….
gary

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Max

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#4 posted 1922 days ago

Here is a link to a smaller version of what I believe you are looking for. This is for a jewelery chest. You might try getting a hold of Rockler and see if they can point you to where you can get a larger version.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=9829

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Woodhacker

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#5 posted 1922 days ago

Maxi, I built a hope chest for my sister a few years back. I couldn’t find what you’re now looking for either at that time. I ended up doing what Interpim suggests above. I ended up making a tray that was a little over half the width of the chest so it could slide to either side in order to access the bottom area of the chest. I know that’s not the kind of answer you’re looking for, but it may be something else to think about with a deadline approaching.

Here’s a link if you want to see a picture of what I ended up with (in the last picture posted here)... chest

-- Martin, Kansas

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maxi

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#6 posted 1922 days ago

Interpim, thanks for your reply. I told my husband what you replied and he said that is his last ditch effort! He would rather have the hardware. He will do this though if push comes to shove.

Miles, thanks for your reply. My husband thought of that but he said they are still too small. :^(

Gary, thanks for your reply. Man oh man….if you could find that source and they had it, I would buy you a case of beer and send it to you! Or if you don’t drink, then a case of whatever! Please let me know if you remember. :^)

Max, thank for your reply. Yes, we have looked at Rockler several times and I have an e-mail in to them. The jewelry chest ones are too small.

Anyone ever had an experience with Van Dyke”s Restorers? They are my next search.

-- Maxi

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Woodhacker

1139 posts in 2321 days


#7 posted 1922 days ago

Maxi, I used Van Dyke’s Restorers for the hardware in the chest I reference above. I didn’t see what you’re looking for at that time, but that was a few years ago. If I recall that had some fairly sturdy stays for the top, but I don’t recall seeing the tray brackets at that time. Nevertheless it’d certainly be worth checking them.

Good luck with your search.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Zuki

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#8 posted 1922 days ago

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Gary

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#9 posted 1922 days ago

Maxi, check your email

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Sawdust2

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#10 posted 1922 days ago

This is also what Zuki pointed to with a couple more.

http://antiquesupply.com/catalog/Tray_Hardware-798-1.html

I have bought stuff from Golden’s many times. He’s about 4 miles from where I live.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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nosedocman

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#11 posted 430 days ago

I’m trying to find the same type of hardware for a hope chest I’m making. Anyone eventually find it?

Nosedocman

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maxi

7 posts in 1922 days


#12 posted 430 days ago

Gary ended up sending me the one we needed. To this day I have never found one brand new.

-- Maxi

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Gary

6974 posts in 2031 days


#13 posted 430 days ago

Hey, Maxi…you were suppose to post a picture. Never saw it????

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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maxi

7 posts in 1922 days


#14 posted 430 days ago

Hey Gary! Yes, the moment I posted, I realized I have never posted the final pics. The hope chest is living at another house now so I will get pics in the next couple of weeks. I also had my grandmother’s hope chest from the 1940’s. He tore it down and reused about 75% of it and made me a ‘new’ one that is almost like the old but he modernized it a bit. I promise to get pics posted in the next few weeks.

And thank you again for the hinge. Now, where do I send that six-pack? ;^)

-- Maxi

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Gary

6974 posts in 2031 days


#15 posted 430 days ago

No need for the 6 pack, just the pictures. I’d like to see how it turned out. Like to see the new one too. Always like to see new stuff.
Glad the hinge worked. Did you get it in time for her graduation?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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maxi

7 posts in 1922 days


#16 posted 430 days ago

Yes, we did. She liked it a lot. Don’t think she really appreciates it yet – lol. (She was ony 18…now 20 and a Jr. in college). She will when she gets older I hope. It really did turn out to be a beautiful piece…and big. I just sent her Mom an e-mail to get the pics. I will post soon. :^) Her Mom will not let her take it out of the house until she gets married….I think Mom is hoarding it. hehe

-- Maxi

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Gary

6974 posts in 2031 days


#17 posted 430 days ago

Looking forward to it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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a1Jim

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#18 posted 430 days ago

I have to admit I’ve never heard of this hardware referred to as “tray supports” It would be nice if Gary would furnish a link to where he found it for others in the future. Good luck with your project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Gary

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#19 posted 430 days ago

Jim, there’s no link. I took it off an old cedar chest that I had that was too far gone to repair. If you think of the old cedar chests built in the 50’s & 60’s, there was a tray that came up with the lid. When the lid closed, the tray went back down to sit on top of the top tray. It’s that combination of hinge and tray support that we were talking about

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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a1Jim

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#20 posted 430 days ago

Thanks Gary
I now know what Maxi was talking about but it seems that only one place I could find on line referred to them as “tray supports” Normally I would consider the strips of wood that hold the trays up inside a blanket chest the tray supports.
AKA cleats. Next time I’ll have a clue.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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nosedocman

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#21 posted 430 days ago

I’m trying to find the same type of hardware for a hope chest I’m making. Anyone eventually find it?

Nosedocman

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