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Coming from a family with a long history of wood workers, Charlie spent his childhood working in my Dad’s shop and later helped operate the family owned lumber yard.  

Retiring from this in 2006, my wife, Sherry and I decided to pursue our dream careers of    designing and creating beautiful and unique pieces of furniture. Chuck and Sherry both work on designing the piece.  Chuck’s forte is steam bending and construction while Sherry specializes in the interior design. 

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Webster’s definition of an heirloom chest is:  something valuable that has been in the possession of a family for a long time and has been passed on from one generation to the next. 

 

 What a wonderful feeling to be able to create something that will be not only very special to someone today, but also will be passed on to someone they love.   I can’t begin to tell you how proud it makes us when people look at our product and immediately talk about handing it down to their children and grandchildren.

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Wood chest and trunks are perhaps the most universal and enduring form of furniture, they have been with us throughout recorded history.  Not only holding history, but our

valued possessions.  Anything from the most simple wooden box to an extravagant limited edition trunk.  Once this piece of furniture is in your family it will always be a valued heirloom.

 

Zeller's Fine Furniture is owned and operated by Chuck and Sherry Zeller.  Specializing in the lost art of steam bending wood to create beautiful hand crafted camel back trunks,   also called dome topped chests or steamer trunks. This piece of furniture is truly a family heirloom which can be passed down for many generations.  A unique work of art, no two alike. Emphasis is put on fine craftsmanship and quality construction. We personally design and construct everything from the beginning jigs to finalizing with finished the interiors.

 

Chuck designs the piece then builds the specific jigs necessary for each project.  Most all items have as many as several different jigs. Each jig has a specific compound curve that must be engineered perfectly.   Hand selected wood is cut to size and then placed in a steam cabinet; it is steamed until it reaches over 200 degrees. Steaming the wood softens the fibers making it pliable for a short time.  When the wood is taken out of the steam cabinet it must immediately be secured in the jigs before it starts to cool and is no longer bendable. After the wood is dry, it is removed from the jigs.  Assembling the pieces then begins, with each piece worked with until it fits flawlessly.

 

After construction we begin the process of aging and distressing the wood to give it the appearance of many years of use.  Sanding, staining, and waxing the chest give it a beautiful antique finish. Attractive authentic reproduction hardware is attached with clinched trunk nails and screws.    Sherry specializes in the interiors searching for the right linings and hardware to make each one special. Attention to detail being the key

to a true treasured family heirloom.

 

More information at www.chuckswoodbarn.com

Zeller's Fine Furniture

EARRINGS
HAT BOXES
KEEPSAKE BOXES
 
 
Treasure Chest
Treasure Chest
Hump Back Embossed Tin Panel Trunk
Hump Back Embossed Tin Panel Trunk
The 4 Hundred - Saratoga Style Hump
The 4 Hundred - Saratoga Style Hump
Waterfall Trunk
Waterfall Trunk
“Christina Marie” Limited Edition
“Christina Marie” Limited Edition
Camel Back Peg Corner
Camel Back Peg Corner
Camel Back Trunk
Camel Back Trunk
Ostrich Top Gun Chest
Ostrich Top Gun Chest
4' Camel Back Peg Corner Trunk
4' Camel Back Peg Corner Trunk
The Paramount - Ostrich Topped Bench
The Paramount - Ostrich Topped Bench
The Aristocrat 4’ Camel Back
The Aristocrat 4’ Camel Back
Camel Back Peg Corner-Combo Trunk
Camel Back Peg Corner-Combo Trunk
 
 
Wine Cabinet
Wine Cabinet
Jewelry Armoire
Jewelry Armoire
Jewelry Armoire II
Jewelry Armoire II
Wardrobe Trunk
Wardrobe Trunk
Wall Mounted Coat Hat Hanger
Wall Mounted Coat Hat Hanger
Gentleman’s Butler
Gentleman’s Butler
Gentleman’s Jack
Gentleman’s Jack
Custom Saddle Stand
Custom Saddle Stand
Wall Mounted Hat Rack
Wall Mounted Hat Rack
Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

In Black With Longhorn Steer Concho

Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

In Tobacco Leather With Horseshoe Berry Concho

Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

In Antique Silver With Rope Edge

Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Horseshoe Concho

The Crackerjack Boot Jack
The Crackerjack Boot Jack
Crackerjack Boot Jack
Crackerjack Boot Jack

With Custom Branded Initials

Crackerjack "Dad" Boot Jack
Crackerjack "Dad" Boot Jack
Outback Boot Jack
Outback Boot Jack

With Horn Back Caiman Tail In Tobacco

Gentleman's Choice Boot Jack
Gentleman's Choice Boot Jack

With Alligator Back Strap

Bonanza Boot Jack
Bonanza Boot Jack

With Horn Back Caiman In Cognac

Rough N Tuff Boot Jack
Rough N Tuff Boot Jack
Silverado Boot Jack
Silverado Boot Jack
Roses Are Red Boot Jack
Roses Are Red Boot Jack
Pretty In Pink Boot Jack
Pretty In Pink Boot Jack
Emerald Embellish Boot Jack
Emerald Embellish Boot Jack
Diamonds Are Forever Boot Jack
Diamonds Are Forever Boot Jack
Jade "Mom" Boot Jack
Jade "Mom" Boot Jack
Red Hot Boot Jack
Red Hot Boot Jack
Wild Rose Boot Jack
Wild Rose Boot Jack
Chocolate Covered Cherry Boot Jack
Chocolate Covered Cherry Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

With Tobacco Leather

Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

With Whiskey Leather

Roundabout Boot Jack
Roundabout Boot Jack

With Deer Skin

Roundabout Boot Jack
Roundabout Boot Jack

With Tobacco Leather

Roundabout Boot Jack
Roundabout Boot Jack

With Shotgun Shell Nails

Mossy Oak Boot Jack
Mossy Oak Boot Jack

With Neoprene and Elk Leather

Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Tobacco Leather

Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Shotgun Shells

Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

Choose Your Concho Design!

Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Mossy Oak Neoprene

Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack

With Black Neoprene Sleeves

Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack

With Black Leather Sleeves

Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack

With Red Leather Sleeves

Hunter's Choice Boot Jack
Hunter's Choice Boot Jack

With Mossy Oak Camo Neoprene Sleeves

Texas Ranger Bootjack
Texas Ranger Bootjack