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- Jan 29, 2019
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- Oxford, Pennsylvania
yes.. if she orders an electric chainsaw and a lot of plastic sheeting off of Amazon, I'd definitely put the trunk restoration project on the back burner.I acquired this Steamer trunk from the 1890s (about the same year I was born) ans I am restoring it. I completely took it apart and it has over 400 nails in it. The nails are to long and in these trunks they hammered in the nails with a steel weight on the other side so the nails would get bent inside the wood. It is very strong in spite of the thin pine it is built out of.
I ordered new canvas from the period as well as the handles but I will use all the existing steel, and there is a lot of it.
I will also line the inside with cedar but I am not sure what my wife wants to put in there. Probably me.
These trunks held everything people owned when they came here from Europe and were quite common.