I should start by saying I have never ridden a horse in my life! I am a woodworker and I want to build a tack trunk for a friend's daughter as a surprise gift.
She currently uses a big rubbermaid storage container, I want this to be just a bit nicer! The design I am planning to go with is (something like) this...on the outside. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30465
It's a difficult thing to make for someone when you can't ask for specifics.
My thoughts so far, include:
-Recess in the lid with cutouts for legwraps. (What else can go in the lid?)
-Removable grooming tote
-Tray/drawer on top that can slide to the left or right, or be removed completely
-Large storage area on the bottom for larger items (boots? What else?)
-Wheels for easy movement
What are things I might want to include in this? Any recommendations on the overall size? Any direction would be great.
Also, with this being hardwood, I expect it to be very heavy. Is there a common weight for these trunks? Thanks.