|Project by Roz||posted 03-26-2008 06:17 AM||3345 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This washstand came to me from a friend who bought it at auction for $5.00 and later decided he did not want it. It had no top or top frame. The hardware was gone. This washstand is made of oak and has spent many years in a barn from the look of it. So, I striped, repaired, reassembled and refinished it. I made an oak top frame and went to a local high-end counter top manufacturer that handled stone. I ask for, and got, a top cut and shaped from a piece of waste Granite. The finished stone top cost about $50.00. The result is a serviceable antique piece that looks nice but may not be worth much as an antique. (That’s ok, neither am I.) It gets many commits from visitors.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."