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greendog's items50 of 571870 Jenny Lind1870's pure zinc embossed metal trunk
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    I posted this one about two months ago, not quite done with it yet but pretty close, thought I would show you how its going, sorry for the pictures, they are inside. This trunk is the biggest one I've done so far, at 38 inches long, 32 inches at the peak and 22 1/2 inches deep, its big. Cleaned and sanded the wood, used minwax antique oil finish on the natural wood, it almost looks like a cherry stain, but its not. I cleaned all the metal with a nylon wheel brush and drill, just took off the loose rust,did not clean to bare metal and applied Rust-oleum rust reformer with a brush, it turned it a very dark almost black color, I like the way it looks, almost original looking and not painted, finished off the hardware with silver rub n buff. the lock is nickel plate over brass, hope you like it, greendog.


    1. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      A gorgeous result. Well done Greendog!
    2. rlabraugh, 2 years ago
      It is beautiful. !!!! Hope mine comes out even half as good. I am doing a Jenny Lind trunk. I just started.
    3. trunkman trunkman, 2 years ago
      Incredible refinish on this one Greendog... superb work and stellar trunk find!
    4. Drill Drill, 2 years ago
      This one came out great Greendog, it cleaned up really nice and has a solid look
      to it,
    5. BryanBoo BryanBoo, 2 years ago
      you do amazing work!
    6. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Thank's to all, greendog
    7. StefaniePantz, 2 years ago
      So you are telling me my trunk could look like this!?!?? Carefully strip the paints off (brown and gold) and then cut away the leather to expose hardwood?
    8. StefaniePantz, 2 years ago
      This is the third time I've come back today and admired this job, this is incredible
    9. greendog greendog, 2 years ago
      Well Stefanie, I'am not saying you should strip off the leather, just saying in my opinion it would look better in black and silver, trunks with original leather in this condition are hard to come by, this is a personal choice you have to make. P.S. thank you very much for the comment on my trunk.
    10. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 2 years ago
      Wow, this looks fabulous!
    11. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      For instance, this trunk was done in clear finish, but it looks like cherry, greendog.
    12. Im4anythingOld, 1 year ago
      Yes it does, good to know! Thanks again!
    13. BigD338 BigD338, 3 months ago
      greendog, I'm interested in learning how too restore these things. Where's the best place to learn?
    14. greendog greendog, 3 months ago
      Well BigD338, there's a lot of info on the internet, most of what I've learned has come from just rolling up my sleeves and getting dirty, trial and error, it's really not that hard, it's just a lot of time consuming tedious work, for me if I can take a trunk that most people wouldn't take a second look at and turn it in to something that people say WOW ! that makes it worth all the work. if you want you can contact me at maybe I can help get you started, greendog.

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