Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Headley & Farmer Co. Antique Trunk Restoration (Cedar Lining)

This project falls into our 'repair and restoration' umbrella. We mainly do upholstery, here at Lefebvre's Upholstery, but we also do refinishing and repairs. There are a lot of projects that don't get photographed. This was was interesting.

This trunk was built as a vertical standing trunk, with an extending clothes rod. The client wanted the trunk cleaned up a bit (gold and black paint touched-up, ratty cloth removed where loose, missing nails or rivets replaced) and he wanted the clothes rod removed, and for the interior of the trunk to be lined with cedar, for use as a cedar chest.

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You can see that this end (the top) has a curved hump in it.

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AFTER:

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The borders of the remaining canvas near the edges were lightly trimmed, and painted black before the new cedar lining was installed. The same was done for the lid.

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Nice tight joints and corners.

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