|Project by chrisstef||posted 04-24-2012 12:33 AM||2236 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a culmination of projects that has finally finished a vision the wife and I had 2 years ago for our little home office / computer room / where the dogsleeps. All of the furniture is from relcaimed wood that has been salvaged from demolition projects. Aside from the carcass of the filing cabinet and the piano stool Ive built and finished all the pieces.
The trestle table and pigeon hole shelving was made from pine salvaged from a 1890’s post and beam house in Middletown CT. Built about 2 years ago.
The old piano chair was bought at an antiques sale for $5 and was covered in a nasty dark stain slopped all over it but has gorgeous cast iron hardware and was brought back to life showing off that quarter sawn.
The filing cabint was a box store special. I just recently replaced the top with quarter sawn red oak salvaged from the removal of roof joists at the former Mercy Convent in Hartford CT. It was given a fresh coat of paint and the front knob was replaced with an old cast iron pull i got from my grandfathers estate when he passed.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty