Look What I Saved From the Trash!July 21st, 2009 in member junk
This is a really great story...We arrived back from vacation to find that our new neighbors had moved in. When we got up in the morning, it was trash pick-up day. I look out and saw a beautiful walnut spinnet desk in the neighbors trash. I went over and knocked on their door and asked if I could have their trash. She even helped me carry it over to my home! She told me that the leg had been broken for 42 years and was stored down in the basement of her parents home. Her husband hated antiques and didn't want the hassel of taking it to auction, so the next alternative for them was the trash. It took my husband 15 minutes to pin the leg back together with a dowel rod. Then all I had to do was oil it and decorate. The top flips down to completely close the desk. The drawer in front is burled walnut. It's just a beautiful piece and I can't believe we got home from vacation just in time to save it.
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, Spinnet desk, antique, walnut