I found a old-style THF (Tall hasp with feet) on e-bay that appeared to be in very poor shape but it had a very unique label on the bottom that I thought I better get a closer look at. I’m just going to show below a bunch of photos of before and after my repairs and refreshing.
What I did:
Removed the hinges that had been removed and installed on the inside of the lid
Repaired the cracks in the box and lid and filled the mortises carved when the hinges were removed
Filled the holes where all the nails had been driven
Reinstalled the hinges correctly
Cleaned the box with Simple Green and Krud Kutter and then waxed the finish – all in an effort to keep the original color and some of the “patina”
Re-built a broken foot
This box is about 90 years old and it looks great now…”before” pictures first and then “afters” along with the unique label.
Enjoy and thanks for tuning in! Check out my website at http://www.lanecedarbox.com!