What Is A Trunk Hardware Kit? The first trunk that I used them on the supports bent after just a few times closing the lid. The next one I built I replaced them right from the start. Having a few extra horse padlocks available to you can really come in handy. In the picture is it pulled out. . Will make another next year for my granddaughter.
I was pleased with all the hardware in the kit until I got to the lid supports. If you would like different options please feel free to order each item individually. It is good to have it in a total package as it is easier to inventory and store in my shop. A broken padlock will result in an improperly stabled horse, and that can end up causing you an unneeded headache. I had to replace them with stronger ones. Have had some plating discoloration, staining and spotting but has been mostly okay. It takes different pilot holes and different drivers and gets to be a pain changing over.
Pair of handles Hasp Hangers Lock Hasp Piano hinges For your larger orders or orders coming from overseas, it is suggested that you contact us for our best shipping quote. Not only does the specific type of product that you purchase influence the cost of these items, but the prices vary significantly from one vendor to another. For more information go to. The leather handles arrived with a stitch or two busted. The lid supports as described in the details are brass, so be aware of that as well. What Is Trunk Hardware Made Out Of? Woodsmith Trunk Hardware Kit This kit contains most of the hardware required for the Woodsmith Magazine Trunk Plans.
The finish on the hinges is nothing like that of the rest of the hardware despite being labeled as the antique brass like everything else. The pattern I used called for two-inch pieces. This was an old trunk that was half wood cover with rotten cloth and the inside half old wall paper. The finished product is beautiful though, You must have a a good table saw, a bandsaw, good circular sander, and various other tools. Our lid supports are awesome as the hold the lid weight in place without much pressure on the person opening and closing the lid: If you are unsure of what items you need, please send us a picture of your tack trunks and we will be glad to help you identify the parts you need. These offerings include many accurate reproductions of original hardware pulled from antique trunks.
I have an issue with the different screw profiles and sizes that are packaged with the brass plated kit. I recently purchased these plans and build my grandson a trunk for Christmas. All in all an ok value for the money. The handle is pretty much the same but includes some very cheesy grade leather. I modified the plan and made the truck lid flat. For the size of the trunk the supports were not heavy enough.
Overall the kit worked well and looks great, however there are a few things to note. If I wasn't working with a time frame I'd return and ask for a refund. The kit looks the part but is obviously made of cheap plated metal. When lid is opened both lock in pretty tight. I used standard 1x2 oak in the construction and those pieces turned out to be too small for the mounting of the latches, hinges, and lock. The cost of these items varies considerably. I give it 4 stars just because of the mismatched finishes.
The latch was not buffed and had runs of tarnishing fluid on it that detracted from its appearance. Not even sure if its real leather. We know that when it comes to smaller items like tack trunk handles, you often need them as soon as possible. If you would like different options please feel free to order each item individually. You can see the screw head style differences on the finished trunk. In addition, vintage brass is available. To better serve you, we offer you a choice of shipping.
As to whether they are available in solid brass, I don't have any information. So I had to return the kit to Rockler. Also at that price the kit should have come with installation instructions for the hardware. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. To avoid the hassle, we advise you pick up a spare or two.
I brought this to Rockler's attention and they seemingly knew of this problem before - they were nice enough to refund my money for the hinges so I could get others. Your tack trunks are needed to store the tacks for your horses. We carry the full line of hardware for your trunk using out. We offer brass tack trunk handles, which are perfect for anyone wishing for a rustic, classical barnyard look. In addition, they are often more stylish.
I imagine the people at Rockler are better able to a swerve this question. For the fastest shipping time available, please call us and we will be happy to accommodate all of your orders. What would be nice to get my hands on would be real brass and of a thicker gauge. Want to restore your world traveling great-aunt's old steamer trunk to it's original glory? We also offer horse padlocks, which are an absolutely essential item to keep around the stable. Some of us out here may be ok with a greater cost if the parts were more than just authentic in looks alone.