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arptiger
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2012
10:35 AM

Post #9038097

Found this old trunk at a junk store here in NE Tx. and had to have it. Now ain't it a real jewel, every one should have at least one of these.I had to give $15.00 for it. Did I get beat?

arptiger
down younder

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Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9038160

Not if you love it.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9038235

I agree. Great old trunk. :-)

arptiger
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9038578

Here is the old trunk now that I got finished

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arptiger
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9038607

This is the inside with the tray out, it is all padded inside with brass nails. The tray rests on the runners on the ends.

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Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2012
7:12 PM

Post #9038757

That is very pretty. Good project. Now what are you going to do with it? :0)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Highland Rim of TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2012
1:37 AM

Post #9038994

Perfect, arptiger. That turned out so well. Yes, what will you do with it?
arptiger
Tyler, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 12, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9039702

I guess I will keep it at least for a while. I have another one I am going to start on when I get around to it. I think I will build it more of a man trunk say more of a western style.

arptiger
over here
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9039927

Very very nice ! I love it !
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9040120

I think I have blankets stored in mine. If I was sure where it was I would take a picture of it. I thought I told you about a wardrobe trunk I bought at an estate sale. It was sitting there and I asked them how much. He says well we lost the key so can't get it open so $5. I said I would take it.

The first key my friend tried in it opened it. It was beautiful Royal Blue velvet inside that looked like it had never been used. That was on one side and the other side had drawers. There was a pair of black silk stockings, seamed, Not panty hose. LOL, no runs, a very small heavy 2 piece iron that I think was for collars and cuffs. and a black purse out of that ribbed fabric called file (not spelled like that) and it had the tortoise shell handle.

I thought the trunk had belonged to a dancehall girl. Just my romantic mind I guess. But, it was in such good condition. Whoever had it had taken such good care of it. I gave it to my mom and she had it standing open in her sewing room for years. When she passed away I put it upstairs in my house and never opened it. Too bad. It is gorgeous.

Just one of those good buys.

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2014
4:23 PM

Post #9770480

I have flat-topped trunks used as coffee tables and sometimes cushions stored inside. Sounds like a good idea to me.
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2014
6:53 PM

Post #9770564

arptiger you did a good job and fast. Did you have all the parts, i.e. the metal fixtures that go on the ends of the slats, brass nails, etc. That is have the battle.

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