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Posted 5 years ago


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Purchased this off Craigslist for $60 & in the process of restoring it to be used for a linen chest. I had to remove some screws to replace the straps and discovered they were square!

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  1. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Nice old trunk -- rare to find them with the leather straps intact. Need any help with the restoration let me know-- good luck and thanks for the post!
  2. NotsoGirly NotsoGirly, 5 years ago
    I'd love any advice I can get!! I've cleaned up the wood with Murphy's oil & pre-stain conditioning and it looks great so far! Any idea where I could get new leather straps & how to eliminate the musty smell?
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Nice find...welcome to cw!
  4. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    You can order new handles from BRETTUNS VILLAGE TRUNK SHOP and a few other places. I put a fabric softener dryer sheet in my trunks and they help a lot. There are a couple of other ways like leaving them open in the sun for a day or two.
  5. NotsoGirly NotsoGirly, 5 years ago
    Open as in outside? My only issue is I'm on a 3rd floor apartment. I'll try the dryer sheets now!
  6. trunkingforfun, 5 years ago
    That is one of my favorites. I heard leaving a bowl of vinegar in it with the lid closed for a few days.. also, coffee. Looks like fun.
  7. DoorCountyTrunks DoorCountyTrunks, 4 years ago
    I have the twin to your trunk - mine is heather blue/grey, but missing the two top-straps and its key. Does yours have a working lock? If so, is there a key-number or code on it? Maybe that will help me identify what I need to buy. Thanks!

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