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 /Oklahoma area.
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
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 to love.
Shenandoah Antique Restoration
Dealers and Restorers of Antique Trunks