Friday, August 10, 2018

Gerstner Chest





A few years ago, for Father's Day, I gave Bryce a Gerstner's machinist chest that I found in a local antique store.  When I bought it, it was in rough shape with the back wood warped and peeling, the green felt rubbed off and a bit gross, the leather handle shot and the keys for the lock were long gone.


However, Gerstner has a long history of producing quality products with excellent craftsmanship and after discussing it with a gentleman at Gerstner, I decided it was worth it to have the piece "rehabilitated" by Gerstner.  I sent it off to them and they proceeded to polish, glue, replace and generally spiff it up to the best of their ability.  When it arrived back, I couldn't believe how great it looked.  It sure doesn't look new but I didn't want it too.  It just looks like a better version of its old self.


The piece has lots of little drawers and openings.  Bryce keeps it on a shelf in our closet to hold all sorts of things.  I love how useful it is.




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