At our recent club meeting we all started to make trunks. We were given a pattern and a piece of 1m thick card. I was a bit unsure about the card at first as it was quite difficult to cut, but after I put my trunk pieces together I found that it could be sanded like wood. It also takes paint really well and sticks well too so I will be using it again, if I can find some more that is!
I only finished the basic trunk at the club so after I brought it home I continued to work on it. It was supposed to have a domed top but I didn't really like how that looked so I made a flat top. I decided to cover it with some lovely snake skin effect paper I bought a while ago and I trimmed it with pieces of brown leather.
Here is the finished trunk...
It has a leather buckle at the front to keep it closed.
It has handles on each side for carrying.
As you can see it opens up and there is a place to hold little items in the lid.
There is also a tray which fits snugly into the top of the trunk which can hold little bits and pieces.
I will show you some more pictures when I have made some things to put inside the trunk.
Hope you like it for now