Hang on to your drawers!

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Daniel Meyer
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Hang on to your drawers!

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I dug this out of the back of the shop today...

Battered. Broken. Hacked. Still...my favorite piece that was there. Got a LOT of work to do...but I think this is going to clean up and go in our kitchen...

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Re: Hang on to your drawers!

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I love furniture with lots of drawers. How are you going to finish it?

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how are you going to use it? It's awesome.

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Re: Hang on to your drawers!

Post by lavender_bush »

VERY nice!

I'm so jealous because I'm looking for something similar to store the 'stuff' that clutters my house.

I'd designate one drawer (or maybe 2) for my DH's 'stuff' that he leaves lying around - then he'd know where his phone/wallet/keys all are. And I'd have no 'stuff' lying around just a nice central storage area.

What color is Mrs M thinking or are you going to strip it?
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Post by SkipW »

Love it!

Can't wait to see how it comes out.

When I was doing some work at the county courhouse, they offered me a unit that had 72 drawers.

The unit was HUGE. It had been in the clerks office for probably 100 years and was now just in the way when they were remodeling. I wanted it, but had no place for it or way to transport a piece that was some 18 feet long and 5 feet high.

I'll have to go back and see if it's still there.....that was three years ago.
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Love it!

I am also looking for a similar piece but so far no luck.

I keep looking though. You never know!
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Re: Hang on to your drawers!

Post by Daniel Meyer »

I'm going to strip it methinks...go with a stain and matt poly finish (it's going to be in the kitchen) IF the wood is suitable for it). I'll know more once I do a little sanding/etc.

This is cut down from a larger unit...I think it was three sets of 4 drawers wide. Wish I had the entire thing!

I have a 2-1/2" thick piece of black marble from the old soda fountain that was in the building...it's broken but once I cut off the jagged edge I *think* it's just the right size for a top for this.

There's a 4' tall shelf sitting on it's side next to it in that pic...it's too wide, but once cut down (one side of it is shattered/missing) would sit on top beautifully I think...utilitarian yet ornate LOL!

Planned use...pantry-esce I think...we're in a 1900 Queen Ann, so there was not much pantry...and with the windows/doors everywhere it's difficult to design one in along with the desired appliances. There's a good place for this unit to sit...and if I put the shelf on it, it's a pantry, if I don't, it's a baking table/counter space and pantry LOL!

We'll see. It really needs a TON of work. (like everything else I think is cool).
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That will make an awesome pantry with plenty of junk drawers, too! :mrgreen:

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Re: Hang on to your drawers!

Post by melissakd »

Drool. I'm already mentally wetting down the bin pulls and scraping the paint off with a plastic knife. I'll need to know how deep it is so I can plan what I'm going to mentally put in all the drawers, too. :D

Congratulations on the marble, too. Dang.

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Re: Hang on to your drawers!

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Nifty piece; we have a 16 drawer chest in the master bath; it's an antique from Susan's grandmother's home in pine. Maybe your is painted oak.
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