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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Another re-vamp jobby

Yes another project....

I saw a steamer trunk on ebay that was refurbed - basically canvas ripped off, sanded and sealed...and I wanted it

So safe in the knowledge I would win hands down, i left a reserve of £70 on the shill bidder, and waited for the notification I had won

Well, was a bit bloody ambitious as it actually sold for £235.  So back to the drawing board

For the pricely sum of £30 i got a trunk that would be the shape etc i needed, plus a lift out tray (dunno why, but this was on my list of NEED)

No idea if it had wood underneath it even, but was prepared to give it a go

So threw it in the shed for 2 weeks, before i was brave enough to take it out and tackle it

Nice hey?

Inside is a bit manky, and still need to do this

Scraping a bit to see if there is any wood underneath...

Oh, stuff it, just go for it...Gulp

Stripped, but loads of crappy bits stuck under all the banding.  Horrible job.  Fingers hurt :(

Sides look a bit rough :(

Bit of sanding and starting to look better :)


There is brass under the black catches

A coat of wax..

Just drying off now

And I'm pretty pleased with it!  Still need to glue one of the side handles, and line the inner.  Will update when its done (if ever)

Had it's first outing on an overnighter to Kingsbury Water Park

Just need to do the interior still....

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