Saturday, January 22, 2011

ON THE INSIDE - trunk lining

It has been in our family for almost 50yrs
It is a beautiful camel back trunk on the outside.
 However the inside wasn't so nice. 

I cut thick corrugated cardboard that fit to the sides and bottom.
You need to account for the thickness of the new
 carboard walls as they meet in the corners.
(more on that below)
The fabric I used to cover the cardboard was an
old faux suede duvet cover we no longer used.
I used hot glue to secure it to the cardboard
pieces on the back sides only.


The front and back wall should go in place first.
Then the side walls, this will help hold the front and back
walls in place. Finally the bottom goes in pushing
against the 4 walls. Along the top edge you can now
run some hot glue behind the walls to hold them in place.

Cardboard measurements:
  • Front and back wall should be cut to
the full size of your trunk.
  • Side walls should be cut smaller on the sides to account
for the front and back wall cardboard thickness.
  • Bottom should be cut smaller all the way around to account
 for the 4 walls new cardboard thickness.

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