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Post Old shipping trunk
I have in my possession an old shipping trunk, looks like a big pirates chest.

Anyway I had this notion I could restore it myself and started off giving it a good go. However, I have now realised that I am not going to have time or the motivation to finish it. I am wondering if any one knows of any buisness, private or otherwise that might tackle the restoration for me. I have been in contact with US restoration buisnesses, and they were really helpful, but it's not worth the cost to send it over and back.

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Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:55 pm
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Post Re: Old shipping trunk
Do you mean it's like a cabin trunk, with hanging space and drawers inside?
Or more like a pirate's chest, timber with heavy fittings and often with a domed lid?


Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:38 pm
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Like a pirates chest, with a domed lid, pressed tin on the outside with timber and stud features. In side paper lined with some compartment areas, I would guess for hats maybe. Will add some photo's when I get home in a week or so.

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Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:58 pm
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Post Re: Old shipping trunk
I did a great chest I bought at the reviva recycling centre. I did the inside with that blue and white ticking fabric and simple linen colour bias binding. The outside I cleaned well and used boot polish. It is pride of place as a blanket box at the end of one of the guesthouse bedroom beds.
Really functional item only cost about $20 to do up. That 2 inch wide binding made it sooo easy to cover up the imperfections in the corners etc...


Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:07 pm
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