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

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 01-11-2010 08:03 AM 4457 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 01-11-2010 08:07 AM

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 01-11-2010 08:14 AM

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

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 08:47 AM

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 01-11-2010 11:10 AM

Kind of Goofy, but I like it

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 01-11-2010 04:59 PM

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 01-11-2010 05:30 PM

Pretty cool thanks for passing it along.

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

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 06:48 PM

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

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 01-12-2010 04:03 AM

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

-- Cosmicturner

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