Wood Art #3: What to do with old drawers...

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 1683 days ago 3109 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a few years old now, but I just found it last night, and thought it was clever and attractive in an eclectic way. The two-woman team of wis design shop flea markets for old, abandoned, and out-of-style drawers, then build custom melamine chests to fit them in a project they call Decades.

More of their modern funiture here, with a project similar to Decades being Collect, but with newly created drawers.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 1683 days ago

Very slick. I like how they use the melamine to produce that white space to show off the detail of the various drawers. Concept similar to patch quilting where the patterns will all be different and blend, even though no two patterns are the same. Great find and thanks for sharing.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 1683 days ago

Some one looking inside the box… lol… and outside too…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 1683 days ago

Great posting. Thanks for sharing. Cool use of scraps?


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 1682 days ago

Kind of Goofy, but I like it

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 1682 days ago

I really like this.
It’s something I need to think about, he says with a studio full of broken flea market furniture.

Another great idea fron the land of Ikea.

-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 1682 days ago

Pretty cool thanks for passing it along.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#7 posted 1682 days ago

Very creative thinking. Lot’s of nostalgia for old people like me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 1682 days ago

now I will be collecting drawers in my summer time trash piciking hobby….thank you for the posting!

-- Cosmicturner

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