|Forum topic by Sid_Sidow||posted 808 days ago||895 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
808 days ago
Here is a recent family discovery dating back to probably the 1910s -1920s
My Great Uncle (died a couple years ago at 90+) had this little shelf/end table in his home so I was able to obtain it after the funeral. I took it back to my Father-in-Law’s cabin and found an identical shelf! The other was made by my Wife’s Grandfather (or Uncle) when he was in high school about the same time.
Both families were raised in Eastern Nebraska, maybe 125 miles apart. We were wondering if this could have been a shop project in school and a number of schools in the state had the same plans. As I say, they are IDENTICAL, other than the finish and screws vs. nails (and a little extra dust!)
Curious if any other family has a shelf like this and if you have any information. I nearly threw them both in the firepit, but wanted to find any historical data. And even if there is any value ;-)