BlueCabooseStation

Antiques Trunks, Furniture Restoration, Unique Items

Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Announcement    August is here :) Great time of the year here in Western Mass - flowers, estate sales, blueberries, tag sales and spending time outside when the heat index isn't at 100. Blue Caboose Station specializes in refinished and original condition antique steamer trunks, in addition to a variety of unique vintage items, and repurposed furniture. Our items have character and stories behind them, we are definitely not a one size fits all shop. Trunks make fabulous gifts, an heirloom that can be passed on to generations. Take a look and you might find that treasure you have been searching for. If you are in the neighborhood, let us know, we would love to say hello.

Choo Choo,
Bruce & Kaye @bluecaboosestation


"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

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 5, 2022

August is here :) Great time of the year here in Western Mass - flowers, estate sales, blueberries, tag sales and spending time outside when the heat index isn't at 100. Blue Caboose Station specializes in refinished and original condition antique steamer trunks, in addition to a variety of unique vintage items, and repurposed furniture. Our items have character and stories behind them, we are definitely not a one size fits all shop. Trunks make fabulous gifts, an heirloom that can be passed on to generations. Take a look and you might find that treasure you have been searching for. If you are in the neighborhood, let us know, we would love to say hello.

Choo Choo,
Bruce & Kaye @bluecaboosestation


"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

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About BlueCabooseStation

Sales 195
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At the Station with Blue Caboose - Bruce and Kaye

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 in Bruce's brain. Originally he thought that the Cabooses would make perfect Tiny Houses, but as things often change, we decided to put them on track, and build our workshop (resembling a train station) in front of them.

Wow, three years since we brought the cabooses to Belchertown in the spring of 2018 and broke ground on the workshop that fall in 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.

We don't just work on trunks - we do live edge custom tables, architectural salvage, and often have unique treasures from our estate clean outs. Bruce can take apart anything and put it back together even better. We do have more than 100 trunks in inventory ready for their makeovers.

How did Kaye get started with Trunks?
It was twenty five 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 25 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

    4 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 May 10, 2022
Please read through each description. We ship our trunks FEDEX home delivery and UPS ground. Local pickup is always welcome.
Depending on size and weight, we might choose to ship a trunk or larger item with Greyhound Express to the closest terminal to your home. We reserve the right to made this decision. Please inquire if you have any questions.

If there is any issue with package arriving damaged, we urge you to take photos of the box and of all packing materials so that we can submit a claim smoothly.

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

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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 or Venmo. Happy to accept personal checks of drawn on a local bank if you are picking up trunk here in Massachusetts. Email me with any questions. We can also offer layaway or hold.
Shipping
We ship FEDEX home delivery, new box and insurance, and sometimes with UPS ground services. If you prefer another method, feel free to email me. Local pickup is welcome.

International shipping available, email for quotes. We have experience shipping to Spain, Japan, and England.
Additional policies and FAQs
At Blue Caboose Station we offer refinishing services for 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. There is an additional charge for custom fabric lining. 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.

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
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 a nominal fee, I can add a custom card and ribbon or bow. Trunks are too large to wrap.

Shipping - please note shipping prices have increased and are reflected in our listings.

Please contact us with questions about shipping.