Posted 6 years ago
While the true restoration companies refurbish trunks "as they were", I have taken the liberty to embellish and augment those design specifics which add character, while still utilizing all the original hardware. I found this alligator pressed steel trunk in the decayed state you see on the far right. With most of the black steel siding badly rusted, I decided to replace it all with brass sheeting. A section of the back structure had to be replace which meant having to not only strip the trunk of every piece of wood and steel (and nails!), but a rebuilding of the wall. At least 15 coats of tung oil were used on all the wood surfaces, the inside is lined with a pin-striped maroon velvet.