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Repurposed Singer Sewing Machine Drawers - Sewingin Sewing
Small Slat Trunk - Salesman Sample or Doll Trunk? - Furniturein Furniture
Large Ornate Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Medium Size Trunk Brass Bands - Furniturein Furniture
Machinist Tool Chest - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Antique Trunks  - Refinished and Cleaned Up - Furniturein Furniture
Antique Small Oak Ice Chest - Lift Top - Kitchenin Kitchen
Flea Market Find Jenny Lind Trunk - Restoring  - Furniturein Furniture
Vintage Trunk Jenny Lind - Saratoga - Furniturein Furniture
Dresser Trunk?  - Furniturein Furniture


  1. These are well worth the work to restore. I found one in bad shape at a flea market and took the time to restore it. Mine was missing the hinges, some of the banding towards the bottom was rusted ou...
  2. Thanks for the post - it doesn't look like it was cut down but it is very odd to be this small. You couldn't store much in it but as stated maybe it was for one person who lived in a small area. I l...
  3. Jim thanks I would love to chat with you and get advice on fixing up this trunk. I've seen your work, it is amazing what you do to restore these pieces of history. I will give you a call for some ti...
  4. Drill thanks for the information. I have seen these from time to time on e-bay they are hard to find, not to many out there.
  5. Beautiful job restoring the trunk. I don't have one of these in my collection still on the hunt for one - the thrill of the hunt is what keeps us going.
  6. Hi Vintagefran - My mother was in the antique business for years so I learned a lot from her when I was younger. I just started refinishing trunks and furniture again - kids are grown so have more ti...
  7. I used fine steel wool to clear the heavy dirt from the brass and used Never Dull to get the shine. I had an old trunk that was beyond repair I used the hinges from that one for this one. Just have...
  8. trunkman thanks for the info - I didn't know there were Jenny Lind style suitcases. As you suggested I'm going to try and clean it up rather than refinish it. When I get it done I will update the po...
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My Basement Trunk Collection A rare Jenny Lind trunk which I've named "Camilla" How to Hoard Trunks Tin trunk Restored Martin Maier Antique Dome Slat Trunk Low Profile Trunk - new life with custom made wrought iron base Martin Maier trunk 1880's Restored Round Top Trunk