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Mid to late 1880's oak slat Martin Maier Resurrection.

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    Posted 2 months ago

    greendog
    (65 items)

    Hey everyone, just completed the out side of this oak slat MM for a good friend of mine who I met on line here at the CW, Damon Swenson, he goes by the name BigD338 on the CW. Back around late July early August he saw this trunk on line and ask me what I thought, from the pictures it looked good, I gave him the thumbs up, when he got the trunk it was a piece of crap, big holes in the metal on the top, wood slats were severely cracked and in real bad shape, the bottom of the trunk was patched with pieces of crappy wood, obviously we knew it was painted and a very good job they did to hide and disguise it to look better than it was, needless to say Damon was a bit heart broken, I felt pretty bad myself after given him the thumbs up, we talked about it for a while, I told him that if he sent it to me I would fix it, so he did. WOW! what a mess, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work, I removed all hardware wood slats and the dust band, stripped off two coats of really thick paint, orange and gray, cleaned all the wood, repaired and replaced metal where needed, sanded, re-stained the dark slats, replaced the old broken wood slats with new ones, made metal end caps for the slats, replaced the missing or broken wheels and made new leather handles, and yes I replaced the generic hardware with the MM hardware that Damon had bought and wanted me to put on the trunk, along with a very nice brass lock that he bought from Jim Cardoza at HMS antique trunks. I worked very hard on this trunk for Damon and I think it shows, the second picture shows the trunk before, I already removed the hardware and slats, sorry but you get the picture, I will be starting the interior within the week, hope you like it, I know Damon does, Brian. P.S. everyone make sure when you buy on line to ask questions about the trunk, such as, are there any broken or missing parts, is there any rusted out metal, if the pictures aren't that good ask for better ones before you buy, Brian.

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    Comments

    1. Im4anythingOld, 2 months ago
      Great Job Brian!! You had your work cut out for you for sure on this one. Anyone would be tickled pink at the out come!! Your a lucky man there BigD338 to have Brian on your payroll..lol
    2. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 months ago
      Nice!! I know you try to stay away from painted ones but you couldn't this time!
    3. BigD338 BigD338, 2 months ago
      I told Bryan that this thing would take me five years to restore if I was going to do it myself if — that is if it ever got done at all!!! He was kind enough to offer to look at it and see what he thought. I knew if anyone could bring it back to life it would be Brian, he is the best at restoring these trunks of anyone I know!!

      The results absolutely speak for themselves, this thing looks awesome!!!

      I really appreciate it & and can’t wait to come get it this spring!

      Thanks man!!!!
    4. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks Tom appreciate it, thank you EJW-54 and thank you Damon and you are welcome.
    5. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks again Damon.
    6. Drill Drill, 2 months ago
      That's just a great job, everyone take good notes of how they are done right.
    7. BigD338 BigD338, 2 months ago
      I can't wait to see what you do on the interior!
    8. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks very much Drill appreciate it.
    9. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks Jim
    10. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      I think I will keep that a surprise until you pick it up Damon, LOL
    11. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks Ben.
    12. filmnet filmnet, 2 months ago
      wow great job!!!!
    13. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks fortapache, Beqachbum58, filmnet, and FatBoy64.
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
      A man with conscience. Something seldom seen and even appreciated less.
    15. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Very true blunderbuss2, thank you.
    16. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      thank you rocker-sd, and officialfuel.
    17. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thanks farmlady.
    18. greendog greendog, 2 months ago
      Thank you WillysVA and Longings.
    19. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you mtg 75 and Lady_ Picker.
    20. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you chrissylovescats.
    21. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you sanhardin,
    22. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you AntiqueToys.
    23. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thanks sugargirl.
    24. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you Sunmoon2679 and crswerner.
    25. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you Vynil33rpm.
    26. trunkman trunkman, 1 month ago
      Always a joy to see the work of a craftsman.. and Greendog you’ve done exceptional work on this! Bravo!!
    27. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you Tman, I appreciate it very much.
    28. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thanks again krimsynkittyn.
    29. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you kwqd.
    30. greendog greendog, 1 month ago
      Thank you GateKeeper.
    31. greendog greendog, 26 days ago
      Thank you oldpeep.
    32. greendog greendog, 25 days ago
      Thank you very much leighannrn.
    33. greendog greendog, 25 days ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall.
    34. greendog greendog, 21 days ago
      Thank you krimsynkittyn.
    35. greendog greendog, 14 days ago
      Thank you negry31, appreciate it.

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