SherwoodTrunks

Antique Trunks Refinished & Original Condition

74 Sales

SherwoodTrunks

Antique Trunks Refinished & Original Condition

74 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(33)

Announcement   Happy Almost December!!

Wishing everyone much joy and peace as we enter into the holiday season. I have promised more trunks for the site but custom orders have been taking our time AND that we are building a workshop. More info coming soon.

One new trunk going into shop tomorrow. It looks to have some European influence with the beautiful hardware and brass buttons along the front latches and side trim.

So nice to be set up in our workshop where we can spray the Trunks and get that smooth as butter feel on the wood after many rounds of sanding. People often asked me how long it takes to finish the trunk, from start to finish it can be anywhere from 10 to 20 hours.

If you are ever in the Belchertown, MA area - let me know and happy to show you our inventory.

Please read a recent review of a customer from Dover, MA.

I have thoroughly enjoyed having an Etsy shop and look forward to building our brand in the coming year. I am also happy to recommend any area restaurants and hikes as I love where I live and am always happy to share with visitors to the Pioneer Valley.

"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

Life is a gift every single day, and we need to make the best of what we got.
Local delivery available, email for details.

A Sherwood Antique Trunk will add functional Vintage Style for home or office. Add a special touch to a room with an Antique Trunk. More trunks coming.....and vintage cart tables coming soon.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 25, 2018

Happy Almost December!!

Wishing everyone much joy and peace as we enter into the holiday season. I have promised more trunks for the site but custom orders have been taking our time AND that we are building a workshop. More info coming soon.

One new trunk going into shop tomorrow. It looks to have some European influence with the beautiful hardware and brass buttons along the front latches and side trim.

So nice to be set up in our workshop where we can spray the Trunks and get that smooth as butter feel on the wood after many rounds of sanding. People often asked me how long it takes to finish the trunk, from start to finish it can be anywhere from 10 to 20 hours.

If you are ever in the Belchertown, MA area - let me know and happy to show you our inventory.

Please read a recent review of a customer from Dover, MA.

I have thoroughly enjoyed having an Etsy shop and look forward to building our brand in the coming year. I am also happy to recommend any area restaurants and hikes as I love where I live and am always happy to share with visitors to the Pioneer Valley.

"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

Life is a gift every single day, and we need to make the best of what we got.
Local delivery available, email for details.

A Sherwood Antique Trunk will add functional Vintage Style for home or office. Add a special touch to a room with an Antique Trunk. More trunks coming.....and vintage cart tables coming soon.

Kaye Sherwood

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Kaye Sherwood

Reviews

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Updates

Gorgeous fall day in New England, enjoyed working on this trunk today. This beauty coming to shop soon. Perfect for living room coffee table or at the foot of your bed. it will shine!!
Just lifted this trunk and it must weigh over 40 pounds. In the middle of construction so please excuse background of photos. Nothing stops me from working on trunks. Love them!!
#portuguesewaterdog, Rock, my 6 month old Portie assessing my recent purchases ready for transformation. Woof!!
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About

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

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.

Looking forward to featuring more trunks on Etsy - sometimes wishing I had two more hours in a day - but thankful for good health, family, and trunks!!!

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Shop members

  • Kaye

    Owner, Trunk Refinisher

    I have been active in the antique trade and refinishing trunks for almost 20 years. I absolutely love trunks. Love transforming the old tired trunks to useful pieces of storage for home and office. My adorable mom is the chief trunk liner!!

  • Gus

    Support And Trunk Inspector

    Very good doggie 🐶

  • Rock

    Assistant

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

Shop policies

Last updated on March 26, 2017
Welcome to our Etsy shop. We offer beautiful refinished 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 South Amherst, MA.

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

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, I am happy to refund your purchase price of the trunk 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 delivery within 25 miles for chocolate.

International shipping available, email for quotes.
Additional policies and FAQs
For refinishing a trunk that you own - prices start at $400.00. 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.