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Okay, so this isn’t exactly a project… I just had to gloat a bit. I was out jogging after work this evening when I spotted this lying at the curb a few doors down from my house, waiting for trash collection day tomorrow.

It is solid wood, not a scratch on it, and the glazing is perfectly intact. It is missing a few shelves, but the pegs are right there waiting for me to drop some new ones in. I can’t believe someone would just throw this away!

Some of the neighbors did think I looked a little nuts lugging this down the block, though. :-)

I haven’t decided exactly what to store in it yet, but I’m thinking it would make a dandy place to organize small items of some sort. Screws….box hardware… maybe even improved access tro my drill bits.

I’ll post again when I load it up with something.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 11-07-2007 04:41 AM

Solid find there, Charlie!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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woodchips

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#2 posted 11-07-2007 04:55 AM

nice score, man!

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#3 posted 11-07-2007 05:05 AM

way cool !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 11-07-2007 05:20 AM

”Some of the neighbors did think I looked a little nuts lugging this down the block, though. :-) ” - Charlie

Charlie, Your neighbors probably thought you were looting :^D

Looks like it could be useful for a lot of things. Way to go!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Peter Oxley

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#5 posted 11-07-2007 05:27 AM

That’s a great find! A little extra storage is always welcome – room for more toys!

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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#6 posted 11-07-2007 05:59 AM

Yep, all dumpster divers are welcome!! Atta Boy, Charlie. ” Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without!!”

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 11-07-2007 06:06 AM

Still think about your story about pulling and straightening the nails from the firewood, Thos.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 11-07-2007 12:32 PM

I wondered where my wife put my favorite cabinet. Good find Charlie. Might be a good place to store your drill bits, hand planes, box hinges, etc. Anxious to see what it turns out to be.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 11-07-2007 12:52 PM

good save.
this is a beautiful cabinet

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 11-07-2007 01:47 PM

Could be that the people cleared a room of furniture to paint and you thought it was trash..hehe. Great find!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#11 posted 11-07-2007 02:10 PM

that’s funny, Miles… reminds me of a story my friend, a city worker told: people were moving on the same day as the yearly junk collection day—everything sitting at and near the curb went, including their large cabinet tv and sofas.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dekker

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#12 posted 11-07-2007 02:25 PM

There’s a WalMart ad running nowadays around here… Dad is helping his son move out of the house, carries a box of the kid’s CDs to the car, but forgot the keys, so he puts the box down on the sidewalk behind the car.

While he is inside getting the keys, a garbage truck pulls up, takes the trash, including the boxes of CDs.

Parting shot of the dad pushing a cart 1/2 full of CDs down the WalMart aisle, with the son picking CDs from the racks…

Moral of the story? Being a trash collector has its benefits ;)

-- Dekker - http://www.WoodworkDetails.com/

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#13 posted 11-07-2007 03:36 PM

Miles, it’s funny but a very clear ettiquette developed around these parts after Hurricane Katrina. If you put something out on the house side of the front sidewalk, it means you are just storing it there temporarily while you’re doing some work. But anything you put on the street side of the sidewalk is fair game for scavengers. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 11-07-2007 03:52 PM

That’s a nice little cabinet. Strange we live in a world where we’d just throw it away.

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#15 posted 11-07-2007 04:04 PM

another moral of the story ?? ....... always jog on trash day !

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