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SKU 01-39-0055

Leather Trunk

Availability:
Usually ships within 2 weeks
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit
$4,999.00

What People Think

5

It's Big. It's Beautiful. It's Imperfectly Perfect!

Let me start by stating the obvious. This is an expensive piece. In fact, it is the most expensive piece of "furniture" in my house. I absolutely do consider the trunk to be furniture rather than just storage.



A couple things to consider, especially if you are buying one in Tobacco. As I understand it, most of these trunks are built-to-order so unless there happens to be one in stock, you won't really know the condition of YOUR trunk until you get it.



Why does this matter? It's a big trunk. It uses a lot of leather. It's NOT going to look perfect. Mine has some scars, bug bites, and scratches. It's going to get more too, I'm sure.



If you are looking for perfection, get DCB or some other color.



While I like imperfections, I do not like water marks from some ill advised coasterless glasses. To that end, the lid of my Trunk is treated with Chamberlain's #3 waterproofing. It will darken the leather a bit, but looks great.



It's a beautiful piece. You'll love it!
18th Feb 2018
Bill L.
5

Functional art that is aching to be used.

This chest is a beauty. And it takes two people with strong core muscles to move it properly. The table tray with removable dividers, pockets and over all design is just,,,,A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! The tobacco color is just stunning and is every time I walk through the door to see it. Although, it is not quite yet ready for things to go in yet. It is a piece of functional art that I truly enjoy seeing, smelling and yes, even touching. It is a beauty of piece of furniture.
4th Dec 2017
Walnut B.
Our leather trunk is made with full grain leather, pigskin lining, and UV resistant thread for durability. It features custom hardware and a front door for easy access.

Leather Trunk: A Timeless Treasure

Imagine a little girl lifts the top of this new trunk and puts her dolls and play pretties in just the right places. Imagine that same girl's dad helps her lift it into the bed of the truck as he takes her off to college. Imagine she has it open at her wedding for people to put their wedding cards into and then imagine that same girl is now an old lady rocking next to that old vintage trunk with a lifetime of memories. Now imagine her little granddaughter lifting the lid of that same old antique trunk and arranges her dolls and play pretties in it. This leather trunk was designed to be passed down from generation to generation and then one day be in a museum as a vintage turn of the century leather trunk. Your job is to break it in a little.  

NOTE: Shipping takes 2-4 weeks due to the size of the Leather trunk, but it is worth the wait.

 

More Than A Storage Area

These leather trunks are more than just a storage area, even though they are perfect for that. They are also designed as an important part of your home's décor. The right trunk can add so much character to a room. This trunk can be the finishing touch in your perfect design scheme. A well-chosen trunk will reflect your unique style and make a statement all its own.

This full grain leather trunk is designed to last for generations, with reinforced stitching and a hidden strap to keep it strong.

No Breakable Parts in this Leather Trunk

There are no breakable parts like zippers, springs, snaps, buttons, or velcro. Nothing modern. Just hard buckles and a leather hinge, like they used to make them, but a little stronger. We had a goal to think of all the details and put them into the design of this piece. Not good, but great; the results are amazing. I believe we have created the most perfect trunks for your home or office.

Reinforced Leather Trunks

Anywhere this leather trunk would have stress, it gets stitching, a rivet, and a reinforcing hidden Polyester strap is sewn in.

Large Pieces of Full Grain Leather: These Details Matter

This leather trunk was designed and built with as few individual pieces of leather as possible. The best part of a hide is chosen for each side instead of sewing several pieces together to make one flat space. Seams are from the devil because it is at the seams that things begin to fall apart. Each side is made from one hide all by itself. 

The leather trunk is designed and built with as few individual pieces of leather as possible, using the strongest cow leather and hand stitching.

Leather Trunk Stitching: Made To Keep It Together Forever

Hand Stitching is an art, and it is done beautifully here. There are some parts that we used one of our heavy duty industrial sewing machines on and we set it to sew at only 5 stitches per inch. That gives it a little more texture to the design of this piece but also keeps the distance between the needle holes as far apart as possible. That is important because sewing machines are also known as perforation machines. The leather tends to tear easily when the holes are too close together. 

Materials Used To Make These Leather Trunks

The materials we used in the construction of our leather trunks are the highest quality and most durable available. The leather is full grain, meaning it is the strongest and most water resistant. The lining is tough pigskin, and the thread is UV resistant continuous filament Polyester. The hardware is 316 Stainless Steel, making it extremely tough and corrosion resistant.

Our leather trunks are made from the strongest, most water-resistant cowhide fibers split into two sections - a strong one with grain and a weaker one without - and lined with tough pigskin that is more durable than cowskin.

Full Grain Leather

The leather we chose for this trunk is the strongest cow leather there is because it still has the full amount of grain in it. Every hide comes with what is called "grain" which is the toughest and most water resistant fibers of the whole hide. But cowhides come thick, so the tannery splits them in half and then sells two hides. A strong one with grain and a weak one without. The top half is the toughest because it has all of the grain still on it, and the bottom half has been neutered. The bottom half is called Split or Genuine leather and also suede. If you're wondering the difference between our leather trunks and lesser priced ones, this is a huge part of it. If you're going to invest in one, get a quality one. Would you ever buy a new roof for your house if they didn't put shingles on it? And our leather is a little thicker than work boot leather.

Pigskin Lining in our Leather Trunks

We line all of our trunks with tough pigskin, which is actually stronger than cowskin. And we put it skin side down, so you get a beautiful and rich look and feel. 

Our leather trunks are constructed with the highest-quality materials, including grain cowhide, pigskin lining, UV resistant continuous filament Polyester thread and custom 316 Stainless Steel hardware. We hand stitch each trunk with waxed linen boot cord, and these trunks are so durable that they come with a 100-year warranty.

The Strongest Thread with the Fewest Seams

Not only do we sew this leather trunk with as few seams as possible, but we sew it with a UV resistant continuous filament Polyester thread instead of cheap Nylon thread. The good and bad of Polyester is it never deteriorates. That's good for thread but bad for clothing and sheets. Did you know that the Polyester in bedding doesn't allow people to sleep as well and gives people skin problems? But when it comes to our German engineered thread, there is none better for longevity and durability. And we use the double ought thickness version of it. And we hand stitch using a waxed linen boot cord. 

The Kind Of Hardware That Will Last For Generations

We developed our own custom hardware for this leather trunk out of 316 Stainless Steel. To the common man, it's a common metal, but if you tell a metallurgist that we use 316 Stainless Steel, they'll gasp and then tell you we're lying. It is the metal of choice for extremely high end wrist watches, and Apple even uses them for their high end iPhones because of its hardness and corrosion resistance over other types of stainless. It is expensive and kind of overkill, but we have never had a single issue with our hardware failing. If your life depended on the hardware not failing, may it depend on ours. Our clasps were tested and rated to hold up to 750 lbs. 

Functionality of the Leather Trunk

Front Door: It is expected that this trunk will end up in the stunning living room or a quality office space, which means there will be decor on top. Therefore, I designed this leather trunk with a front door to get board games or extra blankets out without having to clear the top off to get inside. 

Removable Tray: The tray inside gives you a second layer to store things and has removable dividers so longer keepsakes, important rolls or other valuables can fit the length of the trunk.

 

Pockets Behind the Pockets: The three pockets fixed to the inside of the lid each have pockets behind them for keeping extra valuable pieces. No one expects them to be there and, therefore, will not know to stick their hand back there. A nice place to drop a note for your descendants.

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D)

36.75" x 18.75" x 21.25"

Weight: 120 lbs.

Leather Home And Office Goods

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  • Posted by Bill L. on 18th Feb 2018
    5
    It's Big. It's Beautiful. It's Imperfectly Perfect!
    Let me start by stating the obvious. This is an expensive piece. In fact, it is the most expensive piece of "furniture" in my house. I absolutely do consider the trunk to be furniture rather than just storage.



    A couple things to consider, especially if you are buying one in Tobacco. As I understand it, most of these trunks are built-to-order so unless there happens to be one in stock, you won't really know the condition of YOUR trunk until you get it.



    Why does this matter? It's a big trunk. It uses a lot of leather. It's NOT going to look perfect. Mine has some scars, bug bites, and scratches. It's going to get more too, I'm sure.



    If you are looking for perfection, get DCB or some other color.



    While I like imperfections, I do not like water marks from some ill advised coasterless glasses. To that end, the lid of my Trunk is treated with Chamberlain's #3 waterproofing. It will darken the leather a bit, but looks great.



    It's a beautiful piece. You'll love it!
  • Posted by Walnut B. on 4th Dec 2017
    5
    Functional art that is aching to be used.
    This chest is a beauty. And it takes two people with strong core muscles to move it properly. The table tray with removable dividers, pockets and over all design is just,,,,A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! The tobacco color is just stunning and is every time I walk through the door to see it. Although, it is not quite yet ready for things to go in yet. It is a piece of functional art that I truly enjoy seeing, smelling and yes, even touching. It is a beauty of piece of furniture.