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.

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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.

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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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