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Project by Grant Davis posted 02-01-2012 09:17 PM 1325 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last summer my mom gave me a library table that she said her grandfather made years ago. I placed the library table in my living room and she came to visit for Thanksgiving and saw the table after I polished it up and really liked the way it looked. As we were sitting in the livingroom after dinner she was telling me that her grandpa had also made a large mirrored frame to hang over the table a few years before he died in 1918. But when they moved my great grandma out of the house and into assisted living the frame and mirror got dropped and busted. I decided on Thanksgiving day that it was my job to replace that mirror to go with the table. So, without mom knowing I asked for help from my aunts and uncles in finding a picture of the mirrored frame and was able to get a decent one in my search. My mom came back to my house for Christmas and I had the new mirror hanging above the table when she got there. I didn’t tell her I was making it and when she saw it, she actually started crying. I guess in her eyes I did a pretty decent job of remaking the piece to match.

In my quest to clean up the table, I discovered my great grandfathers initials and the year on the back of the drawer. So here’s to you Nickademus Alexander Masciarelli, I hope I did you proud. The date on the drawer was Feb/1910.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 09:24 PM

Excellent work! Nonetheless, the story is far better. Great job.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 10:00 PM

Great story! Congrats on two very nice pieces of woodworking.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 10:06 PM

Great story. I hope you signed and dated your mirror as well.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 10:34 PM

good story.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 11:08 PM

I love the story. Very nice work. Be sure to sign the mirror; its sure to see future generations who will want to know.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 12:56 AM

What a great story and very noble deed on your part! Looks great and I would have to say that Mr. Masciarelli would indeed be proud

-- Jeff Lemont, IL.

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 01:50 AM

A real nice story, thanks for sharing and a nice job on the mirror.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 05:23 AM

What a pretty accent piecew for the table. Great Job on the mirror!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 01:16 PM

Things like this are of infinite worth. This is the difference between precious and valuable. You are a good son, and I can tell that your Mother is precious to you, which makes her a wonderful Mother. Be blessed. Memories are more precious than gold. Live well.


-- -Todd

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#10 posted 02-02-2012 02:21 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Todd, you hit the nail on the head, the difference between precious and valuable pretty much sums it up.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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