��Popular Science Monthly
��Using Fancy Wood Arms to Disguise a Trunk
WHILE in attendance at a military school it was necessary for me to keep a trunk in my room. The trunk I had spoiled the appear- ance of the room and I decided to make a set of ends or arms to change its appear- ance and make it useful as a seat. Afterwards I brought the arms home and still use them in the same capacity.
The arms are fast- ened to the trunk in such a manner that they do not interfere with the raising of the lid. Two blocks, about 5 in. square, are used for the pur- pose. These are
secured to the trunk walls with screws. Screws are also used to fasten the ends to the blocks. The parts for both ends are fastened together with screws to facilitate
���Knds built to represent chair arms and at- tached to a trunk to make a comfortable seat
��taking them apart to pack for shipment. As the trunk had to be kept away from the wall so that the cover could be raised, it was necessary to use a strip of wood the length of the trunk and about 4 in. wide, fastened with hinges to the back of the cover near the upper edge. This folds back on the cover when it is raised.
After the parts are cut out and planed, they are smoothed with fine sandpaper and finished to match other furni- ture or as desired.
A pad is used for the seat, which can be made of burlap, leather or cloth, stuffed with cotton or other suitable material. There is no back to the seat, but the wall answers the purpose, and pillows may be used to make it comfortable, the same as for a divan. — Alfred L. Thelin, Jr.
���Details of the trunk ends which may be cut from oak or soft wood and suitably stained
��Salt Cellar Filler Made from an Oblong Can
SALT shakers are sometimes difificult to fill quickly with the usual filler — a small sized spoon. The illustration shows how a filler can be readily cut from an old to- bacco can that is ob- 1 o n g in shape. The bottom is cut free and bent over into a loop, form- ing a very convenient
thumb V, o n A \ a The can is cut with rounded
,^, 1 . edges m the shape of a scoop
will hold enough to fill one ordinary salt cellar. — F. W. Bentley.