What we do to your Antique trunk to restore its original beauty
First we evaluate your trunk for type, style, age, damage, prior restoration, rust, deterioration, etc. We can do
that either via photos, telephone, email, or face to face inspection if you are in the Nebraska /Iowa/ Missouri
After a decision is made about what is needing to be done to the trunk we will give an estimate to restore your
trunk depending on your tastes, our suggestions, your budget, etc.
Next we will have your trunk either shipped to us or pick it up.
From that point, depending on the extent of the restoration, we will clean up, remove odors, and either repair
or replace parts too damaged or deteriorated to be used, replace any missing parts with original style
replacements or as close to it as are obtainable. Any structural wood damage will be reglued or rebuilt.
Canvas covering will be re-painted or replaced, Embossed and plain tin covering will be replaced if necessary,
or will be made rust free, refinished, and be reinstalled.
Any interior prints, decorative tape, artwork, etc. that are damaged beyond use are replaced with new and
installed later in the relining operation.
The exterior is then finished with colors of your choosing, all wood slats are sanded, re-stained, and
re-varnished before being re-installed.
The interior is then relined along with any interior trays or compartments and interior artwork is installed.
Relining is done with paper. We can re-line your trunk with cedar planking for an extra charge.
Your restored trunk is then shipped or delivered to you to start a new life as an heirloom piece you are sure