Found this primitive chest on the Low Country Crawl (see Friday Finds HERE ).
It is large - about four feet in length.
Well made, but has been repaired through its decades of use.
There were many bumps and bruises.
It has lost its lock and catch.
The inside was rather clean.
I vacuumed it out.
Lightly sanded with a fine grit paper.
I love chests with this wood piece on top.
I do not know if there is a purpose in the wood or it is merely decorative.
If you know, please tell me.
On the outside I used a walnut stain/varnish.
Used Howard's Feed'N Wax on the inside.
See the difference?
Excuse the prop.
I try not to stress the hinges of trunks when working on them.
Some of the wood is pine and some of it appears to be cherry.
Ready to head to the booth.
Luckily I had a small primitive table to place the trunk.
It is a monster to lift.
I hope someone buys it soon.
I am quite taken with it.
BE SURE TO COME OVER TO SEE WHICH ITEMS TO LOOK FOR AT YARD SALES THIS SUMMER.
THIS WILL BE FUN!