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Project by schloemoe posted 03-26-2012 06:45 PM 1491 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We found this old book case in a used furniture store around back locked up in a storage shed. Got it for $10.bucks. The center rail was broken out and missing completely and it had about 8 or 9 coats of some of the ugliest paint on it I ever seen. I milled a new peice for the center and tried to make it look the same. We took it down to bare wood the best we could and then stained it with cherry stain. I did replace the handles on the doors the ones that were on looked like a bad dream from the 60’s. We use it to store old video tapes for now. I don’t know how old this item is or any of its history. but all of the screws were slotted and had flat noses they tell me those were not made after the 20’s maybe some one out there knows….....................All coments welcome…........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 06:48 PM

p.s. It does have some decreative moldings that go on the face and sides you can see the outline on the front…......................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 06:55 PM

Good conversion job Rick well done.

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 08:37 PM

NICE Find!

Great Buy!

COOL Design…

Very good restoration…

Really COOL… nice for using it like you are…
... looks like books would work as well…

Thank you!

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 09:25 PM

Great save!

Love the character of this piece.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 09:41 PM

A very nice find, & great restoration!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 10:03 PM

I think 1860 is when the machinery became available to make the pointed-end screws we use now, so any time after that. Very nice restoration job.

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 01:47 AM

A great buy for $10.

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 02:31 PM

Nice work!

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#9 posted 03-28-2012 05:33 AM

Good find.

Just the lumber is worth more than $10.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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