Steamer Trunk BookcaseDecember 11th, 2011 in member junk
I bought this old steamer trunk, probably paid too much but I just love the history. It was just too heavy for me to even maneuver around the workshop so I decided that since we don't really use steamer trunks anymore, anything stored in it would just get musty, and with one rounded end it's not really the type one would use as a coffee table, I could remove the hinge pins and make multiple projects out of it. One side had drawers with metal riveted glides so I thought they'd be perfect for shelves. I sanded and waxed the whole thing, then made shelves out of some wood I had left over from remodelling and waxed those as well. I was too lazy to router the edges so I just finished them off with nail head trim. Until it sells, its a nice little display piece for my hardware. This bookcase would also be neat up on legs or casters, and could even be hung on a wall with interlocking mounting hardware that can be found at most hardware stores.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
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