Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby Abuela on Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:13 am

Everything I read about the Knapp joint referred to those curved parts around the pegs as "scallops" so that's what I called them.

So where I'm confused is that everything I've read indicates that it's not considered a Knapp joint if it doesn't have those scallops, but both the front and back of the drawers have just the pegs that I showed without any scallops, so it doesn't sound as if this dresser was built using Knapp joints. So if it's not a Knapp joint, what else could I use to determine it's likely age?
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby sooth on Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:22 am

Well, it still dates to around 1900, so does it really matter how accurate the date/age is? You won't ever likely find an exact date unless it has a company name, label, model number, etc on it.
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby cberhomengarden on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:06 pm

This is what I found on the curb of my neighbor's house for trash pickup yesterday. I haven't done anything but dry it off (it was out in the flurries/rain the other night). Don't mind the colorful play mats on the floor. :-)
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby sooth on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:46 pm

Wow, what a beautiful door!
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby oldhouseluvr on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:06 pm

What a nice find. I notice that the hardware has been removed. Funny that someone wanted that but not the door.
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby cberhomengarden on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:54 am

oldhouseluvr wrote:What a nice find. I notice that the hardware has been removed. Funny that someone wanted that but not the door.


It is strange considering they have just thrown away all their original interior doors.
I imagine they are getting new doors, in some remuddling of the interior. But the old hardware will probably not suit the new doors. This door is very heavy, solid wood (aside from the glass).
It's very wasteful.

I hope to use it for when we finish our attic for a closet or something.
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby downtowndahlgren on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:46 am

They have just thrown away all their original interior doors? Morons! :evil: (Sorry, maybe they're very nice neighbors and you'all have cookouts and stuff, but geez!) Anyway, one possible reason they removed the hardware - because it is easily sold for a good price on Craigslist and eBay. When I salvaged 7 doors from the house up the block (bulldozed due to extreme neglect), I kept 2 doors that matched mine, but salvaged the hardware from the other 5 before I donated them to Habitat for Humanity. I'm using the old hardware to replace new crap on my original doors, as it's from the same builder and same era, but the 5 donated doors didn't match my 5-panel ones and were impossible for me to even lift.
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby cberhomengarden on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:01 pm

downtowndahlgren wrote:They have just thrown away all their original interior doors? Morons! :evil: (Sorry, maybe they're very nice neighbors and you'all have cookouts and stuff, but geez!)


No worries - I had the same thought! I'm friendly in a neighborly way to them, but am not close with them in any way, so I can sit across the street and think they are morons for throwing away their doors. Lol!

Their house is identical to mine, except for a few "builder's choice" differences, i.e. - they have an original wood burning fireplace in the living room & we don't.
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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby Lynners on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:06 pm

While maybe not a trash find or a furniture fix up, I've "restored" a cast iron rim lock. I use restored loosely because it's only been done to the best of my abilities, which isn't much! :lol:

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Re: Before/After of trash finds and furniture fix ups!

Postby oldhouseluvr on Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:35 pm

Lynners - it looks good and it works - I say that's a job well done!
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