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Antique Trunk Painted Black Refinished Circa 1880's

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    Posted 7 years ago

    trunkman
    (139 items)

    I usually do not buy metal covered trunks to refinish -- but this one was an exception because of the hardware on it. It actually had four layers of paint on it, so I decided not to strip it all down but instead to leave the remnants of layers of paint on it for effect. Somewhere along the line an owner reinforced the trunk and added a padlock, which I left on. Although the second picture showing it painted black looks kinda cool in its own right, it is obvious that it is thick with paint up close including the hardware that was painted silver. I tung oiled the wood slats and put a semi-gloss on the metal, and some gun oil on the hardware. I will refinish the tray by taking a picture of the lithograph and printing it out and re-applying them. Fun project... thanks for looking!

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 7 years ago
      Nice :).....There's a very similar one at a Goodwill I shop at. They want $75.00 for it and I think it's on Facebook too. Has the same interior compartments and the outside is original. There's a square one as well. Seems trunks are popping up all of a sudden in my neck of the woods !
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 7 years ago
      Well done trunkman!
      It does have impressive hardware on it.
    3. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 7 years ago
      Great work as usual, Trunkman!
    4. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Thanks miklv85, Walksoftly and myoldkyhome for the nice comments!
    5. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Nice hardware,Like the effect of leaving the paint,cool look . Good fun.
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning Trunkman my friend!! very beautiful!!
    7. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Thanks Drill and Sean for the nice comments...
    8. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Hey T-Man - Goggle :" Trunks leather goods and umbrellas 1912" and enjoy a
      over 200 pages of Trunk trade advertising from 1912. Think you will get a kick!
      have fun.
    9. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Drill -- thanks -- looking forward to the read... throw stuff my way anytime... greatly appreciated!
    10. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Thanks petey for the love...
    11. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Thanks Agram.m for the love...
    12. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the love..
    13. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Eye is this you at the thrift shop.... god help the staff....
    14. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Thanks eye and Sean for the love...
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      T-man you really did a great job on this! I really like metal covered trunks, but they can be very difficult at times. But, you worked this one over very well indeed!
    16. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Thanks jscott -- I do not like metal covered trunks much and was half way through and realized the effect of the multi-layers was great so I stopped midstream. It is fun once you get to know trunks then to find the good ones -- the sell often times for the same as any other...
    17. trunkman trunkman, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Pat.. :)

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