|Forum topic by pizn||posted 09-16-2014 10:45 PM||1189 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-16-2014 10:45 PM
So I’m thinking about building a horse tack trunk for my wife and I purchased a set of plans from Kyserike Kraftsman for $12 because it was cheap and the trunk he built looked amazing. In the plans he recommends Oak plywood and Oak boards for the chest. He doesn’t give a cut list but I figured it out to be around $230 in just lumber for the project using home depot pricing. I’m wondering if there is something else I can use that might be close but cheaper. I finally found a hardwood dealer that’s about a 35 min drive away and they have a good selection of hardwoods. Even buying skip planed red oak from them would save me probably $40 or so off the cost. I’m just wondering if I could use something like Ash or something else that might save me a little more money.
The trunk would be kept in a barn so it would be exposed to some of the elements but not rain or snow directly, just a lot of temperature fluctuations and possibly insects. I have no problem using heavy heavy spar poly on whatever gets used.