Determine Its Age All Lane cedar chests have a serial number. It doubles as the manufacturing date the chest was made when you read the number from right to left or backward. This means a chest generally has a five- or six-digit number that tells the month, day and two-digit year it was built.
Are Lane cedar chests recalled?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
September 4, 1996 (301) 504-7908
Release # 96-186
When did Lane Furniture start making cedar chests?
The Lane Company started making cedar chests in 1912 under the name of the Standard Red Cedar Chest Company, started by company president John Lane with his son Ed Lane serving as general manager and vice president.
How do you open a Lane hope chest without a key?
If you've picked up a Lane cedar chest secondhand, inherited one or no longer have the key to the chest, do not worry. You can open the chest without the key by removing the lock. Lane cedar chests have a safety problem on chests built before 1987.
Is a Lane cedar chest a solid wood?
Lane chests are meticulously made with 5 layer / ply veneer on the tops or any drawers, doors, etc. The legs and moldings are solid wood and the interior is cedar wood.
Does Lane still make cedar chests?
The last Lane cedar chest to be manufactured in the United States rolled off the production line in the summer of 2001, and the plant closed for good.