Posted 5 years ago
This is a civil war era child's trunk or half sized trunk. When I acquired it it was completely weathered. The pine was water stained black and the steel bands were quite rusted and pitted. I choose a dark stain to hide the water damage and I took as much rust off the steel as possible and put on a lick of gun oil. I was pleasantly surprised at the turn out. Chinablue I hope this helps a little in seeing what the pine body of a weathered trunk can look like with a darker stain.