Sold in a 10' roll of heavy .031 gage steel, out trunk banding is 1 1/4" wide and comes with a black finish. Metal banding or metal strips were frequently used around the bottom of the trunk and to cover the seam where the trunk lid and body meet. Trunk banding can also be found on the body of trunks used both vertically and horizontally and is used both for decoration as well as structural support.
We recommending bending it to shape using either a vice or two pieces of wood. The trunk banding will hold its shape. To attach the trunk banding to the body of your antique trunk, we suggest either drilling small holes to nail through using a hole punch to create the holes. Out trunk tacks work well attaching the banding to the body of the trunk. Please note that the banding expands quickly one the packing tape is removed. We highly recommend placing the banding in a box before the tape is removed to ensure that nothing is damage as it uncoils