IMPORTANT NOTES:

THIS PROJECT REQUIRES DIY FINISHING AFTER CLASS. TIME IN CLASS DOES NOT ALLOW FOR STAINING, PAINTING OR POLYURETHANING LIKE PICTURED BELOW. ADDITIONALLY, DECORATIVE HARDWARE ITEMS, LIKE THE HANDLES AND HASPS PICTURED BELOW, ARE NOT INCLUDED. SEE <HERE> FOR MORE INFO ON FINISHING AND <HERE> FOR MORE INFO ON HARDWARE.

ALL NEW: A Rustic Storage Trunk!  Two Sizes Available!

(IMPORTANT: The trunks pictured above are not representative of student projects at the end of class. Student projects at the end of class will not be stained, painted or polyurethaned, nor will they have decorative hardware like handles or hasps provided by PW.  See <here> for representative student projects at the end of class and see <here> for info on decorative hardware.)

Class Offerings Below:
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Skill Level:  Beginner

Cost: Tuition ($149) + Materials ($149**) = $298

** The base materials kit includes Douglas Fir. Red Oak is an option for an upgrade of only $49. See photos of both wood species <here>. Upgrade payments will be collected approximately one week before class.  Hinges and lid support chain are the only hardware included.

Companion Participant Discount: If you wish to have an additional participant join you to make a single project, they can join at 25% OFF the tuition and no materials cost! Call us at (267) 331-5880 if you want to take advantage of this.

Enrollment Bonus: One FREE Month of membership for class alumni that sign up for a NEW Unlimited Access Membership! Details <here>.

Cancellation or Rescheduling: Allowable only 14 or more days from start of class.  See our full Reservation and Cancellation Policy <here>.

Class Description: If you like the look of rustic and distressed wood, then this is the PERFECT project for you! Our Rustic Trunk is as functional as it is beautiful. Use it as a focal point like a coffee table, as an accent piece like a liquor box, along a wall or at the end of your bed. In class, students will cut and assemble their own interior structure made from furniture grade multi-ply birch plywood that is then fully wrapped in a gorgeous layer of either Douglas Fir or Red Oak. The smooth plywood interior will protect your personal effects while the gorgeous rough-sawn and distressed exterior will catch the eye of everyone who sees it! Students will enjoy the use of a variety of tools throughout the day including the tablesaw, mitersaw, bandsaw, router table, drill, nail gun and handplane. Each and every trunk will come out both jaw-dropping and 100% unique!

It is very important to know that this project requires DIY finishing and hardware installation after class – make sure to see the notes below.

Trunk Dimensions (Two Options):

  • Smaller Trunk: 15″ tall x 12″ deep x 20″ long
  • Larger Trunk: 18″ tall x 18″ deep x 30″ long
  • Kit sizes must be specified to PW at least one week before class. The materials kit price is averaged out between both sizes, so it is the same kit price for either size.

Important Notes on Finishing, Distressing, Hardware and Safety:

  • This project requires DIY finishing work after class. PW wants to make sure that all students are aware of and prepared for this.
  • Time permitting, in class students will have the ability to distress their trunks using PW supplies like hammers, nails, rasps, awls, wire brushes, etc. Additional distressing at home may be desired by students who do not have enough time to distress to their liking.
  • PW will provide instruction on how students can achieve at home the same staining, painting and polyurethaning results as pictured on this page as well as on samples presented in class.
  • Students who wish to finish their trunks with private help from our instructors have the special offer of 30% OFF private instruction (from $70/hr + materials normally to only $50/hr + materials, saving $20/hr).  Additionally, we have a 1 hour minimum for all private lessons that we will reduce to 30 minutes for alumni finishing lessons. Lastly, students will have up to three weeks of complimentary storage of their trunks at PW if finishing through private lessons!
  • Installation of student-purchased decorative hardware generally requires nothing more than a cordless drill, a drill bit and a screwdriver. If students wish to bring hardware to class, PW teachers will do their best to help students install their hardware, time permitting. No promises can be made. The trunk’s walls are 3/4″ thick. Do not assume the factory provided screws are the correct length! See <here> for more info on hardware.
  • This trunk, as built, does NOT meet the safety standards of a toy chest. PW neither has hardware nor modification guidelines for making it a safety-approved toy chest.

 


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