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

In Black With Longhorn Steer Concho

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Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

In Tobacco Leather With Horseshoe Berry Concho

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Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

In Antique Silver With Rope Edge

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Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Horseshoe Concho

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

With Custom Branded Initials

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

With Horn Back Caiman Tail In Tobacco

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

With Alligator Back Strap

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Bonanza Boot Jack
Bonanza Boot Jack

With Horn Back Caiman In Cognac

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

With Tobacco Leather

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Top Shelf Boot Jack
Top Shelf Boot Jack

With Whiskey Leather

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Roundabout Boot Jack
Roundabout Boot Jack

With Deer Skin

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Roundabout Boot Jack
Roundabout Boot Jack

With Tobacco Leather

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Roundabout Boot Jack
Roundabout Boot Jack

With Shotgun Shell Nails

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Mossy Oak Boot Jack
Mossy Oak Boot Jack

With Neoprene and Elk Leather

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

With Tobacco Leather

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Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Shotgun Shells

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Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

Choose Your Concho Design!

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Beefcake Boot Jack
Beefcake Boot Jack

With Mossy Oak Neoprene

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

With Black Neoprene Sleeves

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Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack

With Black Leather Sleeves

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Black Jack Boot Jack
Black Jack Boot Jack

With Red Leather Sleeves

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

With Mossy Oak Camo Neoprene Sleeves

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Texas Ranger Bootjack
Texas Ranger Bootjack
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