BlueCabooseStation

Repair, rebuild, refresh, restore vintage cool stuff

Belchertown, Massachusetts On Etsy since 2013

Top shop for gifts.

A buyer bought a gift from this shop and gave it a 5-star review!

BlueCabooseStation

Repair, rebuild, refresh, restore vintage cool stuff

Belchertown, Massachusetts | 102 Sales

Announcement    At Blue Caboose Station our first hope is that you are doing well, staying healthy and safe during this pandemic.

Trunk and more trunks - Yes, we have shy of 100 all cataloged, measured and weighed. Clinton Wall Trunks, Haskell Bros, Never Break, and Winship to name a few of the ones waiting for a make over. Flat tops, dome tops, low profile, and pressed tin included in our workshop.

It is an ongoing process - organizing and setting up the shop. I know I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it still is a few miles away. )

If you need a trunk for a wedding, or a baby shower, we can customize the inside fabric for a special touch, favorite color, theme, etc. We strongly believe in reusing old items and will be refinishing more trunks to offer unique storage solutions for all types and styles of home. Our items have character and stories behind them, we are definitely not a one size fits all shop. Take a look and you might find that treasure you have been searching for.

The shop will be a mix of repurposed treasures and vintage finds. You can follow us @bluecaboosestation on Instagram for updates to our Etsy shop. Coming soon will be videos on YouTube showcasing our projects and our pretty faces. We also just added a weekly Blog on our website to highlight the projects we work on for the week. So nice to check things off our list!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed having an Etsy shop and look forward to building our brand in the coming year. From a past customer that we refinished five trunks for.

"We contacted Kaye about some old family trunks that had been wasting away in the basement of a beach cottage. They were in such bad shape that we didn't think they could be salvaged. Kaye performed miracles. We didn't even recognize the trunks when we picked them up. How she managed to get rid of all the rust is beyond us but what was discovered beneath were beautiful trunks with lovely details. Another trunk had some type of layering on top that was in shreds. Kaye was not only able to salvage the trunk but the transformation is spectacular. Kaye is not only gifted in what she does but it is clear that she loves to save these trunks as she puts extraordinary effort into restoring them back into the thing of beauty that they once were." - P.N, Dover, MA

Local delivery available, email for details.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 28, 2020

At Blue Caboose Station our first hope is that you are doing well, staying healthy and safe during this pandemic.

Trunk and more trunks - Yes, we have shy of 100 all cataloged, measured and weighed. Clinton Wall Trunks, Haskell Bros, Never Break, and Winship to name a few of the ones waiting for a make over. Flat tops, dome tops, low profile, and pressed tin included in our workshop.

It is an ongoing process - organizing and setting up the shop. I know I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it still is a few miles away. )

If you need a trunk for a wedding, or a baby shower, we can customize the inside fabric for a special touch, favorite color, theme, etc. We strongly believe in reusing old items and will be refinishing more trunks to offer unique storage solutions for all types and styles of home. Our items have character and stories behind them, we are definitely not a one size fits all shop. Take a look and you might find that treasure you have been searching for.

The shop will be a mix of repurposed treasures and vintage finds. You can follow us @bluecaboosestation on Instagram for updates to our Etsy shop. Coming soon will be videos on YouTube showcasing our projects and our pretty faces. We also just added a weekly Blog on our website to highlight the projects we work on for the week. So nice to check things off our list!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed having an Etsy shop and look forward to building our brand in the coming year. From a past customer that we refinished five trunks for.

"We contacted Kaye about some old family trunks that had been wasting away in the basement of a beach cottage. They were in such bad shape that we didn't think they could be salvaged. Kaye performed miracles. We didn't even recognize the trunks when we picked them up. How she managed to get rid of all the rust is beyond us but what was discovered beneath were beautiful trunks with lovely details. Another trunk had some type of layering on top that was in shreds. Kaye was not only able to salvage the trunk but the transformation is spectacular. Kaye is not only gifted in what she does but it is clear that she loves to save these trunks as she puts extraordinary effort into restoring them back into the thing of beauty that they once were." - P.N, Dover, MA

Local delivery available, email for details.

Items

 

All Items

Kaye Sherwood

Contact shop owner

Kaye Sherwood

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(43)
See reviews that mention:
quality 6 shipping 15 customer service 12

About BlueCabooseStation

Sales 102
On Etsy since 2013

Transforming old tired antique trunks to stylish, unique, and useful pieces of furniture for your home or office. Unique antique and vintage finds.

Blue Caboose Station came about from from a childhood dream of owning a real life caboose. After returning to the valley after 20 years and driving past the 2 Boston & Maine Cabooses in Deerfield, the seed was planted.

It truly is something when the stars align. We brought the cabooses to Belchertown spring of 2018 and broke ground on the workshop a year ago October. With the two cabooses sitting pretty on their track, we are so excited about having our workshop right behind them.
The name for our business was born, Blue Caboose Station, a place where we repair, refinish, repurpose, and create unique vintage items for you to enjoy.

Refresh and renew, that is what we do with these old trunks. We are a small operation based in Western Massachusetts that has been restoring trunks for over 25 years in our spare time. From beginning to end it can take up to 15-20 hours for a full restoration, sometimes even more. It is a wonderful sight to see the final product sparkle.

It was twenty or so years ago, my then 75 year old neighbor refinished an old trunk for me. He had redone a few for my best friend's mom and I had always admired them. Since receiving that trunk I was hooked, and never looked back. Over the years, Mr. L would share with me his secrets for a successful refinish job. I took it all in and would try to make it the local auction every week to find an old trunk to redo. I was thrilled after showing Mr. L my first redo project - he was impressed. I owe it to him for inspiring me with my passion for antique trunks. Now 20 years later and hundreds of trunks refinished, I thoroughly enjoy finding the diamond in the rough and turning it into a functional furniture piece for your home or office.

Shop members

  • Kaye

    Owner, Trunk Refinisher, I Wear Many Hats....

    I have been active in the antique trade and refinishing trunks for almost 25 years. I absolutely love trunks. Love transforming the old tired trunks to useful pieces of storage for home and office.

  • Gus

    Part Time Assistant

    Very good doggie 🐶

  • Rock

    Assistant

    2.5 year old Portuguese Water Dog with tons of energy. Great Trunk Assistant.

  • Bruce

    Creator, Owner

    Master wood worker, welder, creative brain, Electrian and rebuilds “stuff”.

  • Sierra

    Assistant

    Welcomes customers, super sweet, and tons of love

Shop policies

Last updated on September 18, 2020
Welcome to our Etsy shop. We are super excited to share we have changed our name from Sherwood Trunks to Blue Caboose Station. The reason for the name change is to highlight our workshop where we do many things under the sun. The workshop is designed similar to the Amherst, MA Farmer's Supply Train Station and it is home to our two 1959 Boston & Maine Cabooses. With our love of antiques, and our affection for history and invention, we thought the name change appropriate.
Don't worry, we still offer quality refinished antique trunks, but now we are offering even more. Our shop will include various treasures and vintage items we come across on our travels here in New England.

One of our specialities is refinishing trunks for your home or office. We specialize in transforming late 1800's - 1910 antique steamer trunks into great storage pieces for any room in the house. All different sizes and shapes, some fabric lined on the inside or if you prefer natural wood. Trunks made wonderful wedding, birthday, graduation gifts that make an impression and last a lifetime. We welcome visitors to see our trunks in Belchertown, MA

https://etsy.me/2SRAqRv

We speak Spanish fluently - hablamos Espanol - si tiene preguntas, con mucho gusto les contestaremos.

Here are a few recent testimonials:

Kaye is a magician when it comes to restoring trunks! I inherited an old wooden steamer trunk that had been sitting unprotected outside in New Mexico for several years. Because it belonged to my great-grandmother, I didn't want to get rid of it, but it was in pretty sorry shape. Kaye gave me a reasonable estimate for the work, including a new, hand-made lining, and then took the trunk home with her. She kept in contact with me during the process and even had me visit her workshop to decide on how to finish the exterior metal hardware and choose the lining material.

When Kaye was finished with the restoration, the trunk had been completely transformed to drop-dead gorgeous! It is now sitting in my livingroom (as a side table for my sofa) with a glass top to protect it, and visitors never fail to comment on how beautiful it is. I can't say enough good things about Kaye and the whole process.

- Nancy B., New Mexico

Only a few words to say that the trunk arrived safely yesterday. It's marvelous and better than expected. Many thanks for all your help.
– M. A., Spain

A simply great experience, start to finish! Love my Jenny Lind. Fast shipping & great communication.
– New Orleans, LA

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, I am happy to refund your purchase price of the item as long as it is returned as received. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.
Payment
Credit cards welcome, as well as paypal. Happy to accept money orders and personal checks, email me with any questions. We can also offer layaway or hold.
Shipping
We usually ship FEDEX home delivery, new box and insurance. If you prefer another method, feel free to email me. Local pick up is always welcome and we also are happy to deliver within 25 miles for chocolate and gas money.

International shipping available, email for quotes. We have experience shipping to Spain, Japan, and England.
Additional policies and FAQs
For refinishing a trunk that you own - prices start at $500. Each trunk is different and it might need more work or less work - feel free to inquire. We also have a handful of trunks in our workshop if you are looking for a particular style or size. Dometops, flat tops, slightly curved tops, large and small - we have them.

More information

Last updated on Aug 13, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If there is a special color fabric or theme you would like to see your trunk lined with, please convo me for options.

Gift wrapping and packaging

For small extra fee, happy to include a special card, bow, or special gift wrap.