Junkin' in Maryland

October 14th, 2009 in member junk     
racers7 racers7, member
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When I bought my rowhouse in the city I found so many great items in the basement left from the previous owner.  Lots of doors that were really, really old.
Someone threw out an old church bench.  I picked it up and dismantled it.  Im rebuilding it with extra storage.
There was a construction site nearby that had tons of wood from their road project they discarded.  2 car loads later I think my shocks were shot!
My usual thursday night jaunt netted lots of old wood tables but this great table base had a nice 50s retro flair.
The spindle legs I found were toss aways but these shutters were found under my porch of my new house.  I should consider having a shutter business...I keep finding shutters.  My storage space is filled with them.
When I bought my rowhouse in the city I found so many great items in the basement left from the previous owner.  Lots of doors that were really, really old.

When I bought my rowhouse in the city I found so many great items in the basement left from the previous owner.  Lots of doors that were really, really old.


So Thursday nights I take a trip through my neighborhood late night to look for tossed furniture.  Maryland doesn't have regular salvage or junk sales like the midwest but some towns, like mine, have their own public recycling of furniture.  If its wood its mine....Is there any other Maryland Junkers out there because I think I'm obsessed.


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Comments (13)

BillyJo writes: Wow there is some great finds there!!! I went to an auction tonight and scored some wooden coasters. Your finds give me great ideas for them, Thanks Posted: 9:28 pm on April 29th
BijouBytheBay writes: First of all, the shutters and doors or just to die for. I have a thing for shutters just like I do suitcases. I bet that's a site, junking in the middle of the night! Sounds like something I would do :) Gotta love somebody who knows how to work a pile ~ Great Work ~ Susan Posted: 6:59 pm on January 5th
artteachergirl writes: Old shutters, and doors just make me want to cry...such possibilities!!!! Posted: 5:54 pm on November 2nd
Junkpony writes: Your basement was a goldmine... great stuff! Posted: 8:48 am on October 19th
JunkArchitect writes:
Don’t worry about being obsessed with junk because everyone on this site is too. You found some great things while rooming the street of Maryland.

Jim
Posted: 11:08 pm on October 17th
plumberdaughter writes: Man, I have to come to Maryland. I love old doors, windows, shutters and free that's the best part. Posted: 11:16 pm on October 15th
wendygail2 writes: I'm jealous! such cool stuff!
gail Posted: 8:05 pm on October 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wonderful saves! I can see many o' projects sitting right there.
Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 3:11 pm on October 15th
shabbychick writes: Love the doors and shutters!!! You're doing a fine job of cleaning up the junk in Maryland - looking forward to pics of your projects!

Kathy

P.S. or I should have signed "obsessed in Ohio"

Posted: 2:20 pm on October 15th
racers7 writes: I know, I know! I get so excited when I find junk its almost...no, it IS an obsession. I'm almost done most of these projects so just a few more weeks and KA-POW! lots of pictures! Heehee Posted: 9:24 am on October 15th
alicemom writes: Melody,
Great junk finds. You are so lucky that some came with the house. Less to move for you!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:09 pm on October 14th
RustyDiva writes: Too too cool! Free junk is ALWAYS the best way to go. Posted: 5:37 pm on October 14th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Melody, if you don't mind me saying...I am drooling over your doors and shutters! They are just Yummy! The church pew is awesome as well-looking forward to your finished projects. ~judi ;) Posted: 3:31 pm on October 14th
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