My Grandmother stored all family pictures in a chest like this in the bedroom upstairs which stepped downed. It had the iron bed and 2 windows, one overlooked the long driveway and current berry bushes and the other the outhouse. It had hardwood floors
Chest Made by Gustav Stickley. 1903 Culture: American Medium: Oak, wrought iron, cedar Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 20 in. A wonderful example of an American Arts & Crafts movement piece showing all the classic elements of this period ;
DIY- How to turn an old chest into a coffee table. I like the idea of using a trunk as coffee table however, hate the idea of somewhat destroying the trunk. A better idea would be to build a platform on legs or wheels to place the trunk on.