Steamer Trunk to Coffee Table

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Introduction: Steamer Trunk to Coffee Table

Convert a 1930's steamer trunk to a coffee table

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Step 1: Remove Damage Covering

Strip the old damaged covering to reveal woodworm.

Step 2: Re-build From Scratch

Rebuild the external frame to the original dimensions from scratch, in 7mm plywood. Then cover in .9 mm aluminium sheet. Drilled and riveted directly into the ply.

Step 3: Finish Off

Add the original hinges and other hardware and polish. Requires a final polish. Before I started this "restoration" I had no tools now I have heaps! Tin snips, drills, angle grinder, Jigsaw, hand saw, rivet gun, polisher etc.

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    5 Discussions

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    scampbell-vincent
    scampbell-vincent

    4 years ago

    We have an old steamer trunk turned coffee table, too. Just added legs. Lol. I like your modern take on an antique, though. looks great.

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    trimbandit
    trimbandit

    Reply 3 years ago

    What did you use for the legs on that one?

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    almightyzan
    almightyzan

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hey. They're just standard painted wooden coffee table legs, and hardware. Very simple. :-)

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    nzmick
    nzmick

    Reply 4 years ago

    That's a nice looking Trunk!. Mine had woodworm so it needed to be re-built from scratch.