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I have been in the trunk business of collecting and refinishing trunks for the past 20 years. Love, love, love antique trunks. Working on trunks is a passion of minI have been in the trunk business of collecting and refinishing trunks for the past 20 years. Love, love, love antique trunks. Working on trunks is a passion of mine - I enjoy frequenting area flea markets and auctions, always on the look out for the "hard to find" trunk. Favorites include Jenny Linds, Saratoga Trunks, and Oak Slat Trunks. (Read more)

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Hand Stitched Vintage Wall Hanging or cover - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
China Carved Animal Vase - Jade ? - Asianin Asian
Trunk Front Clasps - Very interesting - Magic - Furniturein Furniture
1880's or so - heavy trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Finished Drucker Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Another Drucker Trunk? - Nice Cube Size - Furniturein Furniture
Large Pressed Board? Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Trunk Mystery - Furniturein Furniture
Finished Cabin Trunk - Furniturein Furniture
Low Profile Trunk - new life with custom made wrought iron base - Furniturein Furniture

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  1. Thank you TubeAmp :)
  2. Yes, I too would like to know what you used to take paint off the metal. Great job and a couple days, that is impressive.
  3. So cool - I want to find one like this - nice Jim!!
  4. I haven't seen one like this in my 20 plus years - very nice!! Love the finish in the after photos. Do you use Tung Oil? or just natural stain? I sometimes mix them.
  5. Hi fhrjr2 - yeah, I know, I thought the same thing - it also has a black mark maybe a date or something on the bottom, need to take a better photo of that and upload that.
  6. Hello artbyjackie1 - look forward to seeing pictures of your project. I will post mine next week as my mom is lining the trunk. Question - original paint of inside our outside? I used a sanding spo...
  7. Thanks Trunkman - I will post photos after I clean it up. Have a great day.
  8. Thank you Marvin for this great information. Slowly but surely this cube trunk is coming to life.
  9. Nice that you know who the maker was. Great piece. I love these old boats and when I see them at Brimfield I often wish to take one home - but not sure where I would put it. Have a nice day trunkma...
  10. Thank you Jim, I do appreciate all your knowledge. Where did I get low profile from I wonder? Will rename this guy correctly as a Cabin Trunk. When did you start collecting? I love seeing your trun...
  11. Hi HMS Antique Trunks - kept is original and it went to a new home in NJ. To a musician who loves it - nice that it will be kept as is. Thanks for your comments.
  12. Double WOW - and I love the story how you came across it. Here in Western Massachusetts there are so many barns and attics that are holding these treasures - being in the right place at the right tim...
  13. Thanks JazzBabies for the great information. I think I would have enjoyed spending "some" time during the 1870's - 1900's.
  14. good morning trunk friends - great reading these comments. The Oak Slats are a favorite of mine, as the hat trunks - and I also love finding the trunk trays with the colorful lithographs and envelope ...
  15. It is funny, I can't remember some people's names but I always remember where and when I have found a particular trunk. Thanks for the comments trunkingfor fun and trunkman.
  16. Will post pics tomorrow of a new trunk that I just came across - can't believe it - my favorites of favorits - an Oak Slat Trunk. This gentleman found it on Cape Cod this summer and was going to give...
  17. thanks all for your great comments - blunderbuss2 - I wish I had a secret - the drying time is key and I am constantly struggling with patience.
  18. Hello blunderbuss2, after sanding, I did one coat of Minwax Golden Oak, then I waited till completely absorbed and dry - next day, did coat of Tung Oil, then two coats with a brush of Satin Poly. In ...
  19. I looked for some patent dates, but didn't see any - and it was funny, when I found this in my friends barn, we had no idea it was a wall trunk until we opened it - the latches are on the top rather t...
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Loves

Antique Leather Trunk Restored 1887 JH Farel Patent Trunk Antique Trunk Rare Front Opening Antique Oak Slat Trunk A True Antique...National Cash Register...Model 8...With Top Sign...All Original 1800's Old Very Tall Glass Lip  Bottle Rough Pontil And  Applied Handle Hand Crafted Sailboat 1930's Leather-covered Jenny Lind The best chest ive seen in ages 1930's Doctor's Bag Restored Martin Maier Antique Dome Slat Trunk Antique Martin Maier Trunk Martin Maier trunk 1880's Favorite Jenny Lind Doll Trunk

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