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Authentic Items From WWII Liberty Ships - Hatch Covers, Portholes, Cookbook, Hatch Cover Table, Hatch Cover Coffee Tables, Perfect Nautical Furniture and Nautical Decor, available as Military Welcome Home Gifts. All Liberty Ship Hatch Covers are ruggedly unique each having the individual character from years of Weathering Seas - Much like the sailors who sailed them!

Jeremiah Obrien Wooden Hatch Covers

Click HERE for Photo's Showing WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover's Aboard the Jeremiah O'Brien - A Floating and Working Museum
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Continue Scrolling Down to Review Available WWII Items From Liberty Ships such as Portholes, Hatch Covers and Tables
home is the sailor, home from the Sea Jeremiah Obrien Wooden Hatch Covers

 
Restored U.S. Navy WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Tables and Desks
 
The Nautical Furniture being offered below are genuine and authentic Nautical Tables , Nautical Desks, Nautical Coffee Tables made from restored WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Covers.
 All Nautical Office Furniture or Nautical Home Furniture have The Pirate's exclusive Nautical Trestle as a FREE upgrade for that desired Maritime theme for even the most discerning Captain, Naval Officer or Business Executive! Price  
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 1 AVAILABLE! Rare End Table Made From an Authentic WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #60
We received this end table many years ago from an estate sale already stained and put together. It was put into storage and forgotten about until this summer. We are offering this end table for $495. as is, or we can do some detailed restoration work such as lightly sanding the exterior surfaces and then putting on one or two coats of spar varnish for an additional $295. Shipping is additional.
 
wwii liberty ship hatch cover wooden hatch cover end table
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 Wooden Hatch Cover End Table: 27"L x 28"W x 24" High
Unique features are the wooden trestle is made from parts and remnants of a Liberty Ship Hatch Cover. No flimsy nails hold this together! Only drilled holes with thick nuts and bolts for added durability!
 
$495.
SOLD!
 
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RARE! US Navy WWII Liberty Ship Merchant Marine Hardcover Cookbook! Own a RARE piece of US Maritime History
 
WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Cookbook
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RARE WWII Hardcover Official Cooking and Baking Cookbook published by the US Merchant Marine 1945, War Shipping Administration, Food Control Division. Illustrations galore, even one of a liberty ship! 358 pages. Recipes typically for 100 crewmembers. Instructions literally from food preparation to cleanup, soup to nuts!
 
$150.
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US Navy WWII Liberty Ship Merchant Marine Glass Paperweight! Possibly from the WWII US Navy's Armed Guard School.
 
WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Glass Paperweight
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4.5" x 2.5" x 1/2"
 
$75.
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US Navy WWII Liberty Ship Port Hole #1
 
WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Port Hole #1
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RARE Porthole used aboard the Liberty Ships in perfect working Order and still has the original gray paint and mosquito screening!
 
$495.
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US Navy WWII Liberty Ship Port Hole #2
 
WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Port Hole #2
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RARE Porthole used aboard the Liberty Ships in perfect working Order and still has the original gray paint and mosquito screening!
 
$495.
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US Navy WWII Liberty Ship Port Hole #3
 
WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Port Hole #3
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RARE Porthole used aboard the Liberty Ships in perfect working Order and still has the original gray paint and mosquito screening!
 
$495.
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AVAILABLE! Rare Authentic WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #63
Scrubbed and then Lightly Sanded to remove any salt, grime, tar, and dead wood. Then 4 separate coats of preservative Spar Varnish was applied revealing the beautiful character of the aged pine wood and grain. Original Navy Gray Paint remnants remain!
 
wooden hatch cover #63
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Standard Size Wooden Hatch Cover: 59"L x 29"W x 3"D
Unique features are the remnants of the original Navy gray paint and remnants of the USPTO Patent No. stamped into the metal bands. Beautiful piece of nautical furniture - perfect for a Nautical Coffee Table, Executive Office Desk or Small Kitchenette Table.
 
$895.
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Rare WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #64
Previously restored in a mahogany stain This one was previously restored in the distant past in a dark mahogany. Must have been used at one time as possibly a boat fender, or decking on a dock, or perhaps even hung on the wall as a decoration as there are 4 holes drilled through the top with zinc inserts.
 
wooden hatch cover #64
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Standard Size Wooden Hatch Cover: 59"L x 29"W x 3"D
A date has been broadly painted on the backside of the hatch 12-25-70. Perfect candidate for a restoration into a Nautical Coffee Table, Executive Office Desk or Small Kitchenette Table.
 
$495.
SOLD!
 
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Rare WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #65
Never Been Restored - Raw! Lightly Sanded to Remove Grit, Grime and Salt - Ready For Final Restoration
 
wooden hatch cover #65
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Standard Size Wooden Hatch Cover: 59"L x 29"W x 3"D
In the way distant past this hatch cover had something heavy land on it as one of the planks is cracked, though it is solid and does not deter. Beautiful piece of nautical furniture - perfect for a Nautical Coffee Table, Executive Office Desk or Small Kitchenette Table.
 
$595.
SOLD!
 
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Rare WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #66
Previously restored in a light stain revealing the many browns, yellows and reds of 60 year old sea-weathered pine!
 
wooden hatch cover #64
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Standard Size Wooden Hatch Cover: 59"L x 29"W x 3"D
Perfect candidate for a re-restoration into a Nautical Coffee Table, Executive Office Desk or Small Kitchenette Table.
 
$595.
SOLD!
 
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Available WWII US Navy Liberty Ship Hatch Covers
Each is Unique and Different Having It's Own Character from the Weathering Seas!
Hatch Cover Only
 
available hatch covers
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Sanded, Pre-stained and Spar Varnished! Various Hatch Covers To Choose From with 1 fixed price all Ready to Go. We always have 3 or 4 to choose from! Finished or Unfinished exactly as it was taken from the ship!
 
$895.
SOLD!
 
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Nautical Hatch Cover Table or Nautical Desk
Can be used as an Eat In Kitchen Table or Executive's Captain's Desk.
Includes Hatch Cover and Nautical Trestle!
 
Nautical Table from restore WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Click Photo!
 
60"x29"x2.5" and 31" High From Floor to Desk/Table Top - 125lbs - Complete Desk Top or Table Kit Ready For Assembly! Beautifully restored authentic WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Cover sitting on a painstakingly hand crafted Trestle with a Nautical Flair! First class craftsmanship befitting any Captain or nautical minded Executive! Perfect as a kitchenette table in a small alcove or eat-in-kitchen, or as the centerpiece Office Desk in a nautical theme or decor home office.
 
$1295.
SOLD!
 
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WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover Coffee Table
Nautical Coffee Table and Furniture
Includes Hatch Cover and Coffee Table Trestle
 
nautical furniture, liberty ship wooden hatch cover table, 3 plank construction! Rare!Click Photo!
 
60"x29"x2.5" and 22" high From Floor to Table Top - 125lbs - Complete Coffee Table Kit Ready For Assembly!
 
$1195.
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WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #41
Unfinished, RARE with Engraved Pat.No. !
 
ww2 us navy liberty ship wooden hatch cover table, unfinished, RARE Click Photo!
 
Ready for Restoration and Staining to Match Your Existing Home Decor. Hatch Cover only, Trestle is additional!
 
$895.
SOLD!
 
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WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #42
Hatch Cover Coffee Table!
 
nautical coffee table, liberty ship wooden hatch cover table, 2 plank construction! Rare! Click Photo!
 
Medium Dark Stain, 2 Planks! RARE!
 
$1195.
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WWII Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Cover #45
Nautical Coffee Table - Dark Stain
 
nautical table, liberty ship wooden hatch cover table, dark stain, smooth finish Click Photo!
 
Smooth Finish, Dark Stain. FREE Upgrade to Custom Made Nautical Trestle - Click Photo!
 
$995.
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Nautical Hatch Cover Can be used as a standalone bench in a foyer or entranceway or a complementary piece to the nautical table.
 
Nautical Bench from the plank of a restored WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Click Photo!
 
60"Lx19"Wx36"H - 55lbs - Beautifully restored nautical bench from a the plank of a WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Cover. This nautical bench is a fine piece of nautical furniture completely handcrafted in a unique and handsome design befitting any Captain or nautical minded Executive! Perfect as a sitting bench in a small alcove or entranceway, or as the complementary piece with the nautical table and high backed pew. Needless to say it will be the centerpiece wherever it is used.
 
$595.
SOLD!
 
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Nautical Hatch Cover High Backed Bench for Hallway or "Sitting Pew" #48
Can be used as a standalone sitting bench in a foyer or entranceway or as a complementary piece to the nautical table, nautical bench set.
 
Nautical High Backed Bench or Pew from the plank of a restored WWII Liberty Ship Hatch Cover Click Photo!
 
60"Lx19"Wx48"H - 85lbs - Beautifully restored nautical high backed bench, or sitting pew, from a the plank of a WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Cover. This nautical bench is a fine piece of nautical furniture completely handcrafted in a unique and handsome design befitting any Captain or nautical minded Executive! Perfect as a sitting bench in a small alcove or entranceway, or as the complementary piece with the nautical table and bench. Two of these high backed benches along with our Nautical Table could be used as a small conference room table in a waterfront home, a seafaring, maritime, or nautical office such as real estate agency specializing in waterfront property! Needless to say it will be the centerpiece wherever it is used.
 
$895.
SOLD!
 
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Nautical Hatch Cover Table, Nautical Bench and Nautical High Backed Pew - Complete Matching Set #49
Can be used as an alcove or an Eat-In-Kitchen Nautical Dining Set in a waterfront home or maritime office
 
Complete Set of Nautical Furniture, Table and 2 Benches from restore WWII Liberty Ship Hatch CoverClick Photo!
 
Complete set of Maritime Furniture from beautifully restored authentic WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Covers painstakingly custom hand crafted with a distinctive Nautical Flair! First class craftsmanship befitting any Captain or nautical minded Executive! Perfect as an informal kitchenette in a small alcove or eat-in-kitchen, or as the centerpiece in a maritime office or waterfront home with distinctive nautical theme or decor home office.
 
$2295.
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Nautical Trestle for Nautical Desk or Sitting Table
Handcrafted of pine wood, easy assembly - finished or unfinished and ready for staining a nautical table top!
Perfect trestle for a nautical desk or kitchenette in a waterfront home or office! Note the "wavy lines" hand carved into the wood to give it that nautical look and feel!
 
beautifully handcrafted desk size nautical trestle Click Photo!
 
Dimensions: overall length: 44" overall width: 24" overall height: 28.5" weight: 45lbs - Easy to assemble/disassemble comes with easy instructions and all hardware needed including screws to secure your desk or tabletop
Unfinished and ready for you to stain and provide your own desk or table top!
Note: To make your trestle "turn key ready" for your Liberty Ship Hatch Cover, at your request The Pirate's Lair can beautifully stain and provide a protective wood coating for ONLY $125.! Click Photo!
 
$595.
SOLD!
 
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Nautical Trestle for Nautical Coffee Table
Nautical furniture of handcrafted of pine wood, easy assembly - finished or unfinished and ready for staining a nautical table top! Perfect trestle for a nautical coffee table. Note the "wavy lines" hand carved into the wood to give it that nautical look and feel!
 
beautifully handcrafted coffee table size nautical trestle Click Photo!
 
Dimensions Are Approximate: overall length: 40" overall width: 20" overall height: 18.5" weight: 30lbs - Easy to assemble/disassemble comes with easy instructions and all hardware needed including screws to secure your coffee tabletop
Unfinished and ready for you to stain and provide your own table top! Note the "wavy lines" hand carved into the wood to give it that nautical look and feel!
Note: To make your trestle "turn key ready" for your Liberty Ship Hatch Cover, at your request The Pirate's Lair can beautifully stain and provide a protective wood coating for ONLY $125.! Click Photo!
 
$495.
SOLD!
 
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Trestle for Nautical End Table
Nautical furniture of handcrafted of pine wood, easy assembly - finished or unfinished and ready for staining a nautical end table top! Perfect trestle for a nautical end table. Note the "wavy lines" hand carved into the wood to give it that nautical look and feel!
 
beautifully handcrafted end table size nautical trestle Click Photo!
 
Dimensions Are Approximate: length: 24" width: 16" height: 20" or 27" weight: 20lbs - Easy to assemble/disassemble comes with easy instructions and all hardware needed including screws to secure your end table top
Unfinished and ready for you to stain and provide your own table top! Note the "wavy lines" hand carved into the wood to give it that nautical look and feel!
Note: To make your trestle "turn key ready" for your Liberty Ship Hatch Cover, at your request The Pirate's Lair can beautifully stain and provide a protective wood coating for ONLY $100.! Click Photo!
 
$295.
SOLD!
 
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Two Matching Nautical Trestles for Nautical Desk and Nautical Coffee Table
Matching nautical furniture of handcrafted of pine wood, easy assembly - finished or unfinished and ready for staining a nautical desk and table top! Perfect matching trestles for a nautical theme and nautical decor
 
beautiful matched handcrafted desk top size and coffee table size nautical trestles Click Photo!
 
Weight and Dimensions Are Approximate: See Above - Easy to assemble/disassemble comes with easy instructions and all hardware needed including screws to secure your desk top and coffee table top
Unfinished and ready for you to choose your stain and provide your own table top!
Note: To make your two trestles "turn key ready" for your Liberty Ship Hatch Cover, at your request The Pirate's Lair can beautifully stain and provide a protective wood coating for ONLY $225.! Click Photo!
 
$995.
SOLD!
 
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Three Matching Nautical Trestles, Nautical Desk, Nautical Coffee Table and Nautical End Table
Matching nautical furniture of handcrafted of pine wood, easy assembly - finished or unfinished and ready for staining a nautical desk and table top! Perfect matching trestles for a nautical theme and nautical decor
 
beautiful matched handcrafted desk top size, end table and coffee table size nautical trestle Click Photo!
 
Weight and Dimensions Are Approximate: See Above - Easy to assemble/disassemble comes with easy instructions and all hardware needed including screws to secure your desk top, coffee table and end table tops
Unfinished and ready for you to choose your stain and provide your own table top!
Note: To make your two trestles "turn key ready" for your Liberty Ship Hatch Cover, at your request The Pirate's Lair can beautifully stain and provide a protective wood coating for ONLY $225.! Click Photo!
 
$1195.
SOLD!
 
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WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WWII LIBERTY SHIPS AND HOW THE HATCH COVERS WERE USED? Jeremiah Obrien - WWII Liberty Ship - Photos of Hatch Covers and the Officer Wardroom Enlisted Mess and Galley - and did I mention Liberty Ship Hatch Covers?!
 
SS JEREMIAH OBRIEN WOODEN HATCH COVERS LIBERTY SHIP Click Photo!
 
Various Photographs Illustrating the Actual Used of Wooden Hatch Covers Being Used Aboard the SS Jeremiah Obrien - a floating and working museum
 
Photo's Illustrate the Restored Condition of the Jeremiah Obrien Which Is the Only WWII Liberty Ship currently in Use Today as a Working Museum
 
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nautical home furniture - sea chests and captains office desk So Batten Down The Hatches Matey for a Typhoon of Nautical Home Furnishings and Authentic Nautical Furniture such as Antique Pirate Chests, Pirate Furniture, and Captains Sea Chests from re-finished circa 19th century trunks, and vintage WW2 Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Covers re-finished into Nautical Coffee Tables, Ship's Master and Commander Cabin Nautical Desks, Nautical Kitchen and Dining Tables salvaged from the cargo holds of WW2 US Navy Merchant Marine Liberty Ship's are offered for sale at The Pirates Lair.

The Photo to the left shows nautical furniture found at The Pirate's Lair. A 6' Wooden Hatch Cover re-finished into a Nautical Desk that would befit the most discerning Executive, Maritime Master, or Navy Officer.

Also shown are 2 Captains Sea Chests or Pirate Chests circa 19th Century antique domed trunks "pirate furniture" restored in such a manner as not to lose their beauty yet make them fully functional for contemporary use as a filing cabinet able to store up to 200 hanging folders and store away staplers, tape dispensers, and other clutter normally found in an office. For the nautical minded person looking to produce the most authentic nautical theme for their waterfront home then The Pirate's Lair is the place as we have authentic vintage U.S. Navy Nautical Tableware and Nautical Dinnerware, antique 19th century Nautical Pirate Chests, Pirate Furniture, and vintage nautical desks, nautical tables and benches from WW2 Liberty Ship Hatch Covers! Call 540-659-6209

liberty ship wooden hatch cover desk

Why have a handsome home or business executive office with "hum-drum ugly utilitarian steel file cabinets" when you can be outfitted with these antique 150 year old Captains Sea Chests (Domed Sea Chests and Pirate Chests), as wonderful nautical home furnishing! For that matter why settle for a nice and probably very expensive yet run-of-the-mill typical office desk when you can now have a true Captain's Desk befitting a Ship's Master and Commander. What a conversation piece either at work or at home. Our nautical themed antique hope chests, china chests and silverware chests are the perfect complement to store your U.S. Navy Tableware and Dinnerware!

The nautical furniture offered at The Pirate's Lair is by far the most unique and distinctive you will find anywhere on or off the net. Our nautical home furnishings offer more than just a nautical decor, but a slice of our Maritime History, a sense of romance and global travel, as well as honoring the ships and sailors of days gone by and the dangers they faced sailing the high seas in time of war.

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Here we have two 6' Wooden Hatch Cover "Nautical Coffee Tables " from restored WW2 Liberty Ship Cargo Hold Hatch Covers - a great nautical gift for that special sailor - heavy, naturally distressed wood grain from years of sea service! These nautical tables are rough, tough, with lots of character! They withstood many years at sea in the roughest of weather. There is nothing "gentle" about a 60 year old WW2 Hatch Cover! They are much like our beloved U.S. Navy seaman. So if it's a unique, authentic, and distinctive Nautical Home Decor you are seeking, then The Pirate's Lair is the place for you!

wooden hatch cover coffee table

You won't find a more rugged piece of antique nautical furniture to be had! It's not going to be broken, it will withstand being played on, jumped and spilled on! And any scratch can easily be remedied thereby just giving your nautical table that much more character.

Each of these WW2 Victory Ship and Liberty Ship Hatch Covers are made of thick pine planks measuring 60"L x 29"W x 2.5"D weighing in at 80lbs before re-fitting them with a trestle. Each Hatch Cover is the same in design, yet unique and individualistic in character based upon the years it saw at sea, not too unlike a true sailor!

Note the beautiful grain of the wood and how the recessed handle is fitted over the scooped-out part of the plank. Perfect for spare change, stamps or other small items.


sea chest open with files sea chest brown, wooden sea chest green metal sheathing
Above in detail is an all wood Nautical Domed Sea Chest with the lid open showing how the chest was refinished so as to hang file folders and store office desk accessories. That distinctive "Pirates of the Caribbean" decor and theme, but no movie reproductions here, only the real thing!

Note the beautiful brown patina that only 130 year old wood can achieve. Truly a work of art, one can only imagine how and where this Captains Sea Chest was used over the years, and who owned it. Now one can be yours, a legacy to be handed down from generation to generation!

To the very right is a close up of a Sea Chest, China Chest or Pirate Chest with green and black metal cladding with oak wood straps. Each and every Sea Chest is unique and no two are the same, probably similar to the journeys that they each have taken over a century and a half of use.

10' liberty ship wooden hatch cover liberty ship wooden hatch cover dining room table Here we have the rarest of the rare! A 10' long banquet size Nautical Dining Room Hatch Cover Table easily seating 12, is a beautifully re-finished WW2 Wooden Hatch Cover Table from the cargo hold a US Navy WW2 Merchant Marine Liberty Ship .

Weighing in at over 1200lbs this hatch cover was meticulously re-stored by a Master Carpenter and Wood Craftsman in New Jersey in the early 1970's from a WW2 Liberty Ship which was part of the "Mothball Fleet" located on the Hudson River.

Imagine having a 5'x3' Nautical Kitchen Table for your beach house or waterfront home for that one of a kind nautical home decor! The Pirate's Lair can also provide genuine handcrafted Amish Mission Chairs to closely match the wood and stain of your nautical table. With a 60 year old WW2 Hatch Cover as a dining table your kitchen will now certainly be a galley!


liberty ship hatch cover matching dining room mission chair Note the heavy metal bands around 4" thick pine planks of the re-finished Nautical Dining Room Table. The entire 10' hatch cover has 8 layers of resin covering the entire surface. The fine craftsmanship and attention to detail of this nautical table can be seen by the nautical twisted hemp rope inlaid along the outer edges.

Complementary handcrafted Amish Mission Chairs of the finest quality oak wood can also be provided to closely match your refinished Nautical Home Furnishing. These particular Mission chairs are so well designed that your guests will find themselves very comfortable even during the longest formal dinners. The seat, upper and lower back support put into these chairs makes them feel you are sitting on air! I never thought wood could feel so good!




antique navy tablecloths formal set nautical table Here you can see the beautiful and elegant white-on-white damask 132" banquet size authentic WW2 U.S. Navy Nautical Tablecloth with matching Naval Nautical Napkins all in a Nautical design of 5 pointed stars and intertwined twisted Naval rope going the entire length!

Completing the "Nautical Decor and Nautical Theme" of this dining room is the U.S.Navy Issued China Dinnerware, Silverware and Tableware all vintage 1940, which is available and can be purchased here at The Pirate's Lair.

Below are links to other Antique Nautical and Naval Artifacts which you may be interested in.

Click HERE to Review how this and other of our Pirate Chests, Treasure Chests, and Antique Chests were Restored, our Antique Restoration Process, and How To Restore Antique Nautical Furniture!

 
OPTIONAL - Trunk Wood Engraving Examples and Prices
Custom Designed, Handcrafted, and Hand Lettered in Caligraphy on your Antique Chest
 
Personalized Burnt Wood Engravings
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Personalize Your 100+ Year Old Antique Trunk in Perpetuity!
 
Antique Trunks as a Shadow Box and Storage Chest!
Customer Photographic Examples of our Antique Trunks Being used as a Military or Naval Retirement Shadow Box and Storage Chest!!
 
Military or Naval Retirement Ceremony Shadow Box
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Why just get a shadow box or a newly made trunk with no history! One of our 100+ Year Old Nautical Antique Trunks can be used for both a Shadow Box and Storage Chest for your Uniforms, Photograph Albums, and Memorabilia!


 
Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
 
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
 
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
 
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
Copy of Photo On Request With Every Trunk Purchase


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Maritime Furniture, Wooden Treasure Chests, and Sea Chests can also be used as Antique Hope Chests, China Chests and Silverware Chests to store your Naval China dishes, plates, cups and saucers as well as a Silverware Chest to store your vintage Navy forks, knives, spoons and serving utensils.
What better way to outfit a waterfront home, or a Captains Cabin than one of these antique china chests, sea chest, or pirate chest! Every WWI liberty ship hatch cover are over 60 years old and come from teh US Navy's WW2 liberty ships. Which can be restored into beautiful vintage hatch cover table, hatch cover desk and other nautical furniture.
They make fabulous nautical home furnishings, nautical coffee tables in a unique nautical decor for office or as a nautical home decor. The nautical theme is unmistakable in a wooden hatch cover.

The authentic antique chests, nautical home furnishings are appropriate welcome home gifts for military members, maritime furniture found in a pirate theme treasure chest on this web site are all vintage and antique nautical furniture.
Original nautical decor (pirate decor) and nautical theme (pirate theme) found with this nautical furniture is authentic and there are no reproductions offered for sale at The Pirates Lair.
All offered nautical coffee tables with a nautical theme are from restored WW2 Liberty Ships and Victory Ships Wooden Hatch Covers, and Captains Cabin Sea Chests.

The expert information and welcome home gifts for returning vets are found on pirate theme and pirate decor and available on nautical decor of WW2 US Navy Liberty Ship Wooden Hatch Covers are authentic as well as the nautical tables, nautical coffee tables and vintage nautical furniture.
Only authentic antique nautical theme for the nautical home furnishings and sea chests will be found at The Pirates Lair, 800-326-5051
The U.S. Navy nautical furniture, nautical home furnishings are made up of antique nautical tables, vintage nautical coffee tables, and other nautical decor with a nautical theme.

All of the nautical furniture and nautical home furnishings found on the Pirates Lair (including the pirate chests and pirate treasure chests) are all vintage and antique.
The nautical table and nautical coffee table have a very distinct an natural nautical decor that would be perfect in a waterfront home that has a nautical theme.
he offered captains nautical desk is restored from a WW2 liberty ships wooden hatch which would be a perfect complement to a hatch cover coffee table.
The 100 to 150 year old domed trunk or domed sea chest can also be used an authentic pirate chests (or pirates treasure chests) and we have many of these pirate chests to choose from.
These domed sea chests are also used as a captains chest or also known as a captains sea chest and again are the perfect complement to a hatch cover desk and table!
A nautical china chest could also be utilized as an antique silverware chest or antique hope chest.

All of the pirate chests, the antique chest, and each pirate chest can also be considered treasure chests that have held family heirlooms and valuables. When stolen they became pirate treasure chests to hold pirate booty, or Captains sea chests. Whether antique pirate furniture, chests or trunks all is considered to be of a maritime theme or maritime furniture.
All of the antique nautical furniture at the Pirates Lair can be used in a waterfront home as authentic nautical home furnishings, espcially the nautical table for a small eat in kitchen or alcove; the nautical coffee table made from WW2 Hatch Covers have a distinctive nautical decor and nautical theme.
However the nautical desk made from a 1942 liberty ship wooden hatch cover table is the absolute best with our handcrafted and carved trestle!! Even the most discerning and critical minded Captain or Executive will be thrilled to have this as part of their maritime office or nautical decor.
Each and every hatch cover coffee table is authentic and has that sought after pirate decor and pirate theme. So if you are a bunch of buccaneers or privateers the nautical furniture at The Pirates Lair will meet your piracy needs!