In the beginning we carried everything. After that we knew things had to change!
Look at all that stuff! And I didn't have a way to carry everything in. Well, except for the trunk that my Faithful Sherpa built to hold our cooler.
Yes, you read that right. We keep a 50 gallon cooler on our front porch which holds all sorts of beers, wine and soda. And I didn't want an ugly old cooler on the porch. So we built a trunk.
You can see it there in the bottom right corner. We used leather belts I found at the second hand store, as the handles.
It's a cool trunk, but I knew that I couldn't "borrow" it forever!
So I asked my Faithful Sherpa if he would build me a trunk. "No, but I'll teach you how to do it!" It's his usual answer!
I was nervous to use his tools, at first that is. They are big, heavy, loud, and I didn't know how to use them. So he did the first few cuts for me. Then it was my turn. Oh man was I scared, but after a few tries, I got used to the chop saw!
Now I'm an expert...naw, just kidding.
Wow, such fancy work clothes!
After we cut the boards out to the length that I wanted, I tacked them in place with a nail gun. It shoots little brads, which makes it easy to pull apart if I make a mistake.
After screwing everything together, I broke off the excess screw and then used this disc sander attachment to my cordless drill, to sand them flush. Don't want to get hung up on anything!
Tadah! The finished product. I just love it!
I've built four trunks and they hold everything! Two hold my display pieces, one holds the curtains and booth walls and the fourth one I built to hold my crates! Yup, a trunk for my crates!
I want to have each trunk numbered, so we know which order to unload from the trailer. But they can't just be any numbers. I found the 3 at a second hand store. It seems someone was practicing their welding skills. Perfectly imperfect!
The only change I want to make is to add locking wheels to the bottom. But I'll have to save up my pennies for those! They're costly!