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04-11-2016 09:32 PM

I have what I believe is a late 1880’s wood working bench top. It was taken out of a dirt floor basement of a building that was built in 1875 that was a general store and then a hardware store until about 1910.
It is a little over 8’ long, but feel free to email me for exact dimensions. It is heavy, but I can help you load it. Would be great to refinish and re-use since it is just a top the ideas are endless! Or turn it into a badass bar top or table.

Entertaining reasonable offers. I live just south of the Twin Cities, MN
If you PM me and don’t hear back feel free to email me at: junker52612 at Gmail.com
Thanks

Trevor


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#1 posted 04-11-2016 09:33 PM

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 11:33 PM

What are you looking to get out of it? I might go $50

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 11:39 PM

That is a really shallow bench depth-wise. Wonder what it was used for.

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#4 posted 04-12-2016 11:46 AM



What are you looking to get out of it? I might go $50

- CookCrafted

Appreciate the offer, but I will just hang onto it for that price.

I will measure it up when I get home tonight. I’m assuming they used it in the construction of the building or when it was a general store/hardware store they did repair services also. Who knows! I love old pieces like this though and couldn’t let it rot in a basement.

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#5 posted 04-12-2016 12:46 PM

Prices are all over the place. If it’s strictly for sale don’t disturb the found condition. As a piece of Americana I would sit on $1,000 for a few months and lean it against the wall to look at.

As a user, make a base and get it in working order.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/antique-workbench

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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