|Project by Patch2020||posted 01-16-2015 03:20 PM||938 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
My Dad had a business when I was growing up building mostly oak tables but we also built some special order cabinets. Back in the early to mid 1980’s, a lady came in and wanted a china top built to sit on a buffet she already had. Fast forward to 2012, her son walked into my cousin’s furniture store and wanted a base for it. He told my cousin where they bought the top and he laughed and told them that I was back in the area and would be able to build it for them. I had moved back to Athens because my Dad was in bad health and wanted to spend time with him. He remembered the top and that we had used roofing tar and mineral spirits to make the stain. Too late to make a long story short but I used the same construction methods we used back then and the customer loved the cabinet. He didn’t think I had charged him enough so he gave me about 250’ of air dried cherry lumber he had cut from trees on his property. The corner cherry desk I have posted is made from the lumber.
-- Patch2020, Tennessee