Antique Trunks: Refinish, Repair, Restore-Revised and Expanded by Paul Pat Morse and Linda Edelstein is the long awaited sequel to the original trunk restoration book by the same authors and experts in the field.
Edelstein and Morse, who have both been restoring, collecting, and selling antique trunks since the 1970s, bring a unique style to this book, having restored thousands of trunks through their business, The Trunk Shop, on the Seacoast of New Hampshire.
Both informative and humorous, the book lays out in step by step procedures, the many difficult tasks involved in restoring an heirloom trunk, containing 200 pages of instructions, illustrated with over 175 new pictures and drawings. Ridding trunks of odors, applying a new finish, complicated repairs, fixing a lock, or re-quilting a fancy lid are only a few of the many aspects the book covers. The writing is aimed at the beginning hobbiest as well as the seasoned expert. Unique tools and techniques are some of the areas address. There is a special section on tips and tricks, the authors have gleaned from their many years work in the field.
If you’re interests are more geared towards valuing your trunk and learning about the different kinds of trunks and Trunkmakers, You may prefer the companion book, Antique Trunks - Identification and Price Guide, also written by the same experts, Paul Pat Morse and Linda Edelstein.
About the Authors: Paul Pat Morse and Linda Edelstein have been working on antique trunks for over 30 years and have published 4 books on the subject. The authors have also written extensively about other antiques and have had their work published in Maine Antique Digest, Unravel The Gavel, many other publications. To find out more information about the Pat, Linda and The Trunk Shop, please visit: www.thetrunkshop.com
Paperback: 200 pages Publisher: The Trunk Shop; 1st edition (October 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0970988338 ISBN-13: 978-0970988331 Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Reviews ...a unique style, informative and humorous. --The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, December 2009
...straightforward instructions....comical vintage drawings and closeup photographs help explain the process. --Maine Antique Digest, January 2010