|Project by David Grimes||posted 11-24-2011 09:28 AM||1663 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
We pay for a dumpster at our place of business and even have a sign on it saying not to use it unless you are us. :=)
You would not believe the quantity of old cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, doors, windows, ceiling fans, etc. that we sit on the grass outside the dumpster… and how fast it gets picked up and hauled off.
The other day, somebody filled our dumpster when we weren’t looking and even left some stuff in front of the dumpster. I was pissed. I went out there to see and there was a bunch of useless crap EXCEPT for a nearly perfect little half round oak table that had lost its two 1/4 circles of skirt / apron veneer. Yep, I did what I never do and I got it. I dove my own dumpster, folks.
I have lots of 4” x 96” wood pre-finished toe-kick of various species, so I dug until I found an oak in Honey Spice that was a perfect match. This 1/8” toekick would not bend that tight of a radius, so I buzzed it through the new thickness planer and made it 1/16” (plenty floppy). I ripped the width and lengths, then glued it on, leaving some little keys that I painted just to make it different.
This was a 30 minute project from start to finish, but the little table ain’t too bad. It’s a shame we don’t have a house phone (land line) any more, because a phone stand is what I believe it was.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia