I’d like to build custom-sized luggage in the 1940s/’50s style, starting with a small box to store my camera gear and elevating to a complete fitted set for the trunk of a car. It appears a common material for this was heavy cardboard (solid, not corrugated), and the interior was typically lined with something resembling wallpaper or contact paper. The exterior is a mystery to me, however, as it often seems to be textured and finished with a clear varnish. Stripes are a common motif on these cases, but that appears to just be paint. Points that have me at a loss are where to source hardware (hinges, latches and handles) and whether there is a way to reproduce the rounded corners so often found on vintage pieces. Corner protectors are another option and I may go that way for durability, but I do sort of like the rounded look and it saves weight and cost. Any experts on vintage luggage out there who would like to advise me? Thanks in advance!