Highly Recomended Antique Trunk Restoration Tools

Recommended Trunk Restoration Tools

These are the same tools I use on a daily basis.


Interior Tools

Scaper 1Red Devil 3050 2.5-Inch Double-Edge Plastic Scraper

  • Great for cleaning out old paper
  • Double sided
  • Can also be used to remove paint





Nail and Tack Tools


The Tack Puller and End Nipper are essential when pulling out the nails that are bent over on the interior of the trunk. The steel nailing heel is used to bend over nails and a short hammer is also helpful in tight areas.

Tack puller

Great Neck Tack Lifter, TL4C

  • Great for pulling trunk nails and tacks




End nipper

Channellock 357 7.5 Inch End Cutting Plier

  • Great for pulling nails and tacks




Heel dolly

 Performance Tool Heel Dolly

  • used for bending nails and tacks over on the inside of the trunk






Learn More About Trunk Restoration & Refinishing

More Trunk Restoration Information

How to Line a Trunk – Learn how to line the inside of your trunk. 

Pictures of Restored Trunk – See some of the work we have done

Trunk Restoration Tips – Useful tips tp help refinish your trunk

How To Replace Trunk Handles (Video) – Easy to follow video about handle replacement

How to Clean Out The Inside Of A Trunk (Video) – How to remove paper and refinish the inside of your trunk

Learn More about Trunk Values & History

Antique Trunk Inormation

View Trunk Catalogs From The 1800’s – Real catalogs showing trunks for sale from the late 1800’s

Antique Trunk Values – Find how much trunks are really worth

FAQ About Antique Trunks – You have questions, we have answers

Restoration Services – Let us handle all your restoration needs