Photo 64 — Cut the inside covering with miter cuts. Glue the covering into the corners being careful not to tear the covering.
Photo 65 — Decorative nails can vary from vendor to vendor. The one on the left is slightly smaller and may be the right one for your project for uses such as nailing leather trim. This project trunk used the one on the right for applying the corner hardware.
Different covering materials will produce different results. You should practice covering some scrap pieces with folds both over outside and inside corners to see how your covering material effects the final appearance. If the material you're using has a pattern, orient the material so mating surfaces appear consistent. Use a good contact adhesive that is rated for a wide range of temperatures. If your design permits metal or leather corner protectors, these are a good location to hide seams. If possible, a single piece of material should be used for the whole project. In this project, the covering techniques were:
Photo 66 — The outside metal corners are fitted and applied over the outside corners (and seams). A plastic mallet is used to drive the three nails on the ends.
Photo 67 — The last step in this trunk project is applying thin wall angle aluminum that has been cut, fitted, drilled for small nails, and powder coated flat black for both the front and rear corners. These were the corners on the lid that had a seam exposed. The flat black color makes them blend into the material and they are barely visible. We left the small nail heads in the short rear angle piece unpainted for the photo to make their location easier for you to see. We hand painted later. Note that these corner protectors are fitted right up to the metal corner and small amounts of marine sealer like 3M 4200 were placed under the angle to seal out water.
Photo 68 — Referring to the blind fasteners in Photos 29 & 30. Here bottom view of 3/16 X 1 inch flat bar that is drilled and bolted into the blind fasteners. The flat bars are perpendicular and sandwich the trunk against rack. Note that a separate piece of unpainted aluminum sheet was nailed onto the bottom.
Photo 69 — Test fit of the trunk on the rack. The trunk's width is perfect as it sits between the racks angled edges. Note the aluminum sheet with its folded edge between the trunk and the rack.