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Drill's loves211 of 5271880's rare antique flat top trunkTrunk Restoration Sept. '16
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    Posted 4 years ago

    facstchr9455
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    I found this trunk at a local flea market. I particularly liked the grapevine design in the metal. I painted it silver, then black, and used a Dremel to peel away the black paint to reveal the design. The remainder of the metal was painted black. New handles were added, and the hardware was painted an antique silver. I lined the interior with a quilted fabric in burgundy, which is best if other fabrics (like quilts) are going to be stored in the trunk. My husband jokingly said that it looked like a coffin. Tung oil was applied to the slats to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      An impressive job.
    2. trunkman trunkman, 4 years ago
      Really nice colour selection for effect... great work!
    3. Drill Drill, 4 years ago
      Very nice on the "coffin" interior it is important to have a place to store e'm.
      A wonderful job on the Grape pattern as well .Thanks for the post.
      A July 9 1872 Patent that may apply.
      https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US128925-0.png

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