The next major project for the Kyserike Kraftsman is to build a tack trunk for my daughter. I’ve tried searching online, but there aren’t many woodworking plans available for a tack trunk that I like so I’m planning on creating my own. I’ve been thinking about how to build this tack trunk for a while but now I think it’s time to start to get serious and begin documenting the design. I’ll start by making a list of the tack trunk requirements.
Tack Trunk Requirements:
- I would like to complete this project for Chelsea’s birthday (May 4th).
- The trunk needs to be durable. It will be kept in the barn, possibly dragged around, kicked, used for a seat, used for a step ladder, who knows what else.
- The finish needs to protect the trunk from the elements (rain, snow, heat, and cold).
- I want the weight of the trunk to be as low as possible.
- The tack trunk needs to be lockable.
- The trunk will be heavy, so it needs handles on both sides to help load it into a vehicle for transporting it.
- There should be a storage area in the lid including polo wrap pockets and a dry erase board.
- A removable grooming tote would be a nice addition.
- Not a necessity, but possibly a cedar floor.
- The tack trunk should have wheels to make it easily moved by one person.
- Brass hardware (hinges, hasp, handles) would make it look nice!
- Stainless steel trim (to protect the corners).
- A sliding tray.
- Multiple compartments with dividers.
- Use waterproof glue.
- Lid supports to help lifting and hold the lid open.
- Feet to support the trunk off the ground.
- Size – Apprx 36″ L x 30″ H x 24″ D
Next I’ll start putting some ideas into SketchUp and see what we come up with.
Stay tuned .. this is going to be fun!