Today I created the sliding tray for the tack trunk that I’m building.
I just returned from my yearly golf trip to Myrtle Beach. As usual it was a great trip with lots of golf (6 rounds), food, drink, friends and great weather. This was a much needed break but now that I’m back I’m ready to continue with completing the tack trunk (I’m not quite ready to head back to the day job just yet). I promised Chelsea it would be done by the time she returns from Arizona (May 20th).
The tray is actual a very simple design. Its basically just a drawer, 4 sides and a bottom. The bottom is 1/2″ oak plywood. The sides are created with 1/2″ oak hardwood. I created a dado in the bottom of all 4 sides to hold the plywood bottom and I also decided to use dovetail joints. The dovetails turned out very well as you can see in the photos.
Next step is the grooming tote. I picked up the material yesterday for the tote and I just need to tweak the design slightly tonight before starting on the grooming tote tomorrow. I’ve also been experimenting with finishes. It looks like I’ll be using a cherry gel stain for the exterior and I plan on leaving the interior a natural color
That’s all for today … Come back soon to check on my progress!