|Forum topic by AngieO||posted 09-09-2013 10:07 PM||1420 views||0 times favorited||29 replies|
09-09-2013 10:07 PM
Last year I found that our community had a Habitat for Humanity ReStore. If you haven’t heard of it before they are amazing. Well… if you are like me and love that kind of stuff it is. :)
Last weekend they had their annual warehouse sale. It’s when they open up their warehouse to the public. This warehouse is where they store all their donations until there is room in the store. Last year it was where I found my plunge router and skil saw. Plus lots more. This year… I was disappointed. We just opened our newly build hospital this year. They donated LOTS and LOTS of stuff from the old one so it ended up being mostly things from the hospital. Lots of cabinets, bookcases and desks that you’d find in a hospital office and lots of seating. This did not really appeal to me. No tools. :( No misc items I could pick up to build something with.
I did however find a long countertop that I liked. It was $5 and made from plywood/wood instead of particle board. So I figured I couldn’t go wrong at that price. I know i’m about to build a miter station and I thought maybe it could come in handy for that. But other than that… I found a small framed cork board for .50.
So I went into the actual store and found something else. A set of kitchen drawers. They wanted $7 for the pair. This was only because there was no price tag on them and so they asked a volunteer that was in there to price them and that was the price he gave them. I jumped on it. I thought maybe I’d put a top on them and some wheels and make some mobile carts out of them. Maybe put my sander or my band saw on them. Also thought about attaching them together and making a stand for my router table.
Anyhow… they’ve been in my way since I got them. And after getting the hutch I fixed for my friend out of the garage I found the perfect place to “store” these until I figured out what to do. Here is what I ended up doing….
Ok… so I’m a ‘trash to treasure’ kinda girl… So I’m loving how this is actually working out for me. This turned out to be a great “desk” area for me. I have some things stored on it but I can use the drawers and it’s a good place to assemble things and look over plans. I have my cord board hanging up above it for now with projects I’m currently working on. What do you think? For $12 I dont think it’s too bad.