The alleys provide again!

January 9th, 2012 in member junk     
JunkAlley JunkAlley, member
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Im not sure what will become of this mirror. It has some patina to it, and the clear coat on it has some crackling. Ideas?
I really like this buffet. I found a home for it with a co-worker who has been looking for just such a piece to make into a small entertainment center.
The lid pops open with just a light lift, and stays open with a spring-loaded device. Dig that antique green. The 70s are calling.
I grabbed these babies -- which are about 36 tall -- for the hardware on them. But I cant bear to toss them. Ideas would be welcomed. Maybe the back to a bench?
These are solid wood, but were on a particle board cabinet, which remained in the alley. The glass is easy to remove, which will make re-painting a snap. I think Ill build a cabinet for each.
Im not sure what will become of this mirror. It has some patina to it, and the clear coat on it has some crackling. Ideas?

I'm not sure what will become of this mirror. It has some patina to it, and the clear coat on it has some crackling. Ideas?


I brought home this haul, taking the alleys along my route to and from Home Depot yesterday. Plenty to keep me busy for a bit. 


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Comments (10)

JunkAlley writes: I like the corner cabinet idea. The doors are sitting tight until they call to me to do something with them. Posted: 5:28 pm on February 5th
HaveFaith writes: Those are some great saves, for the 2 cabinet doors, how about if you could use them to make a corner cabinet, with them being your side pieces. Posted: 11:02 am on January 28th
georgiamoon writes: Lovin' those windows! Posted: 6:23 pm on January 10th
gamecockchic writes: Alright, now I'm reeeaaallly jealous!!! Posted: 6:04 pm on January 10th
JunkAlley writes: That's funny, GCC, I have a Jeep too. A Commander that is right now filled-to-the-gills with more stuff. Today I found a wooden drafting table and stool, an old wooden footstool, some wood picture frames, molding that I need for a project, an old wooden country-style hanging shelf (might match that mirror), a giant wicker trunk, a small, free-standing jewelry cabinet or end table, and a tackle box with a vintage mini-socket wrench set in green hammered-metal boxes. Yes, it is amazing! Posted: 7:37 am on January 10th
gamecockchic writes: Holy smoke, I'm jealous!!! This is precisely why I have a Jeep; there's no telling what you might find! Isn't it just amazing the things people throw away? I love the buffet!!!
Posted: 4:27 am on January 10th
JunkAlley writes: Cool idea, Harry. Thanks a bunch! Posted: 11:16 am on January 9th
HarryLarsen writes: I like the upswing on those doors. I think I'd make a simple rectangular box frame (from one-by white wood [or pine] to match the 'minimum' height dimension of the doors). I'd include two shelves inside (spaced at least 10-12 inches apart). For strength and stability I'd attach a thin plywood (or masonite) back and use these doors as the front (after painting them).

You might even consider building a face frame to mount onto your shelving unit and mount the doors to that facing for a more 'finished' appearance. But that would take some special consideration and might be a bit too tricky.

It'd make great storage hung in a laundry room above the washer, or somewhere in the garage, or even in a bedroom (possibly above a similarly painted dresser). Posted: 9:40 am on January 9th
HarryLarsen writes: I like the upswing on those doors. I think I'd make a simple rectangular box frame (from one-by white wood [or pine] to match the 'minimum' height dimension of the doors). I'd include two shelves inside (spaced at least 10-12 inches apart). For strength and stability I'd attach a thin plywood (or masonite) back and use these doors as the front (after painting them).

You might even consider building a face frame to mount onto your shelving unit and mount the doors to that facing for a more 'finished' appearance. But that would take some special consideration and might be a bit too tricky.

It'd make great storage hung in a laundry room above the washer, or somewhere in the garage, or even in a bedroom (possibly above a similarly painted dresser). Posted: 9:40 am on January 9th
HarryLarsen writes: I like the upswing on those doors. I think I'd make a simple rectangular box frame (from one-by white wood [or pine] to match the 'minimum' height dimension of the doors). I'd include two shelves inside (spaced at least 10-12 inches apart). For strength and stability I'd attach a thin plywood (or masonite) back and use these doors as the front (after painting them).

You might even consider building a face frame to mount onto your shelving unit and mount the doors to that facing for a more 'finished' appearance. But that would take some special consideration and might be a bit too tricky.

It'd make great storage hung in a laundry room above the washer, or somewhere in the garage, or even in a bedroom (possibly above a similarly painted dresser). Posted: 9:40 am on January 9th
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