I truly have to laugh when I read the title to my post. So far, I have only built two storage trunks–one for me and one to sell. My idea of selling my trunks is very far from being a “company,” but I like the way it sounds. I enjoy coming up with catchy names for the businesses I will own and run in the future–like Fabric Crush, or Top-Notch Upholstery. Nothing wrong with dreaming big, right?
As I have shared with you before, I love to work with wood. After having some experience with reupholstery, I can honestly say I will make another trunk before I have to reupholster a sofa. I still love reupholstery, but with woodworking you can go straight into creating–there is no prepping stage. With reupholstery, the prepping stage cannot be avoided. Removing old, dirty, stained fabric and dealing with a million staples adds another step–and not an easy one– before I can get to the fun part and start transforming a furniture piece. I guess I am just a little impatient, and woodworking gets me to the end much faster than I can with reupholstery.
For the longest time I was wanting to build a blanket storage trunk. I was getting tired of seeing all my blankets piled up in a corner on a half broken basket!
Thanks to the free plans provided by Ana White and many other DIYers I adjusted the measurements and made a copy cat version of the Rebecca Trunk from Pottery Barn. Here is a picture of the original trunk:
A couple more pictures of the trunk just for kicks:
Please contact me if you have any questions about this project!