Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Steamer Trunk Follow-up
The work that I was doing on steamer trunk finally wrapped up this week - it's always nice to complete some projects and move on to the next ones. This chest was commissioned by a fellow retiring from the Air Force, and he had tons of memorabilia to store in this chest, so he wanted the top tray to hold a couple of mission flags (those are much smaller than the casket flags) and some patches.
The top two triangles will hold his flags, and he will display some things in the other areas.
The tray lifts out to reveal a cedar lined area for his dress uniform storage. What a great idea for passing your military gear down to the next generation.
This project was one of the more enjoyable things I've worked on in a long time -
it almost makes me want to search on Craigslist (which is where he found this gem) and buy a chest to work on for myself. Hope you've enjoyed following its progress!