Thursday, July 15, 2010
Trunk Leather, July 15th at the shop
Lately, we have been getting more and more trunks in for restoration. They come in all different sizes and styles, each one needing something unique to bring it back to life. We get trunks covered in tin or cloth or wood or leather. Cloth insides, or paper insides or simple finished wood insides. But whatever the project, we love working on them! Often trunks come in missing their original leather handles and straps, or they are so badly damaged that we cannot salvage them. In that case, we can cut and age new leather as replacement. No one wants to pick up their restored trunk, only to drop it when the old strap breaks!