|Project by EGA||posted 03-05-2008 10:58 PM||2261 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Never had anyone guess what this very functional piece is. It is Shaker and as shaker went, very functional.
When the wife or I open it up, all we get is OHHH!!!!.
I might have previously mentioned that I took several different courses under the old G.I.Bill. One of them was cabinet making. Learned how but never have built a cabinet, but could if I wanted to. I found a picture of this piece so small, about an inch and a half wide and about three inches tall. It had no mesurements what so ever and at the time they wanted to sell the pattern. Five kids was raised and all of them used this piece right where it’s setting. the bottom has a door with a shelf halfway up to set the iron and what ever in or on. I’m pretty sure the Shaker’s had the old smoothing irons that was heated on the hearth. I drilled a hole in the back, a couple of inches above the shelf for the modern iron cord to be run through and plugged into the socket behind the piece.
Ya’ll can make ya self one, ifen ya wnata and aminding. It’s no wonder these rednecks can’t figure something out for that’s the way we all talk, kinda grows on ya. I might add, the placement of the two hinges on the board is crucial for the leg to swing down and miss the front of the cabinet. I fixed mine that after unlatching the little wooden latch at the top, grasp the end of the board and swing it down without helping the leg miss the top front of the cabinet. If swung down fast enough the leg will automatically go forward and engage the stop and the board will be perfectly flat.
Divorced and all it’s doing now is collecting dust