It kind of breaks my heart

July 13, 2009

On my way out to run errands today I saw a dresser on the sidewalk.  Not some IKEA thing.  But an art deco highboy.  Not an expensive antique but a very nice piece that didn’t deserve this fate.


It was worn and needed some fixing up but it could be so nice.  All the pieces are sitting right there. Just chip / sand off the veneer and put down a new wood veneer.  Put a coat of clear varnish over the whole thing and you’ve got a masterpiece.  There’s no cardboard going on here.  These pieces are dovetail jointed together.  They don’t bother to do that anymore unless you’re really willing to pay.


Unfortunately – I like to look at deco stuff but it’s not my style and I really don’t have room for this but still.  The idea that it’s going to be kicked and abused and then thrown into the dump just HURTS.


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