Pictures of Restored Antique Trunks

Before and after photos of restored antique trunks

This is a dome top trunk that was crafted around 1880 – 1900. The damaged sheet metal was removed and replaced with Ash hardwood veneer.  The inside was striped of all the old paper, sanded smooth and finished with a Tung Oil based finish. While trunks were not originally meant to have wood showing on the outside it is very popular in the modern world.
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Antique Trunk History


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6 thoughts to “Pictures of Restored Antique Trunks”

    1. ive seen some tutorials using leather belts from the 2nd hand store….depening on how you’re doing yours and the look you want… Just a thought

  1. I have an old child’s trunk that is covered with metal(tin) the hinges on the back are small an have caused the wood to break, can I replace and how would I, or should I just use bigger hinges

  2. i have an old trunk. built using small square nails. flat box type. wood some leather light material covering. a name engraved in one center wood slat. says. Geo Wm Johnson can you tell me anything about this?

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