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maxi

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04-19-2009 08:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tray support for hope chest tray support hope chest hardware

My husband and I are making a hope chest for our 16 year old niece. My husband wants to make a tray in the hope chest and we are having a hard time finding a 12-14” tray support. The tray will work like a jewelry box where the tray lifts up as you open the lid.

We have looked high and low for a large tray support and cannot locate them. Can anyone guide us in the right direction? We have a looming deadline of May 1st!

BTW, my husband works for a company that make cabinets and countertops, he has been in the business for 17 years and he nor anyone he works with can find the darn things. If you need a picture of what we are looking for, e-mail me at maxximink@comcast.net and I’ll send them to you.

Thanks for your assist.

Maxi

-- Maxi


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interpim

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#1 posted 04-19-2009 08:10 PM

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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#2 posted 04-19-2009 08:15 PM

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

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#3 posted 04-19-2009 08:19 PM

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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#4 posted 04-19-2009 08:38 PM

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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#5 posted 04-19-2009 08:41 PM

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 04-19-2009 08:48 PM

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

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#7 posted 04-19-2009 10:43 PM

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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#8 posted 04-19-2009 11:05 PM

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Gary

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#9 posted 04-20-2009 12:08 AM

Maxi, check your email

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

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#10 posted 04-20-2009 12:50 AM

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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#11 posted 05-20-2013 02:16 PM

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

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#12 posted 05-21-2013 02:25 AM

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

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#13 posted 05-21-2013 02:29 AM

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

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#14 posted 05-21-2013 02:41 AM

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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#15 posted 05-21-2013 02:47 AM

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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