|Project by Mark Davisson||posted 02-08-2013 03:04 AM||1029 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I didn’t make this dresser, I rescued it.
My wife and I inherited a farm that has been in her family for 160 years. I had known this piece was in the attic for a long time but had never bothered to look it over. After moving our bedroom to the newly-remodeled upstairs last month and finding we needed more drawer space, I remembered this thing and decided to pull it out. Turns out it belonged to my wife’s great, great uncle (who built the house around 1880) and has probably not seen the light of day (literally) for close to 60 years. And I found the mirror in another part of the attic. They are back together and back in service.
As you might imagine, the finish is hurting. It’s like the thing has been in the kiln for 60 years. I have treated everything with Waterlox Original and probably have several more applications to go.
The older I get, these types of things mean more and more to me. I thought if anyone might understand, it would be you guys.
-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!