Old Trouser Press

June 13th, 2012 in member junk     
clarerose clarerose, member
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Does anyone have any ideas regarding repurposing this lovely old trouser press, before I list it on my junk and vintage page? I have had it for a while and have not come up with any interesting ideas for it.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Geraldton Junk and Vintage
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Comments (7)

eye4beauty writes: Fab find! Would hate to see that extended end Bar & great looking hardware go to waste, perhaps a kitchen Island or craft table TOP;utilizing the magnetic aspect of the surface hardware for securing cutlery or sharp metal craft tools? And the ext. Bar for hanging towels/utensils craft tools etc..... Tres`Industrial CHIC!!!! Posted: 3:42 pm on June 22nd
snelson4778 writes: I really like the piece maybe you could add or utilize the hardware to make an arm extension with several dowels. hang on a wall and let it be a pants hanger for a laundry room or mens closet.
could be a coolindustrial style
table top as well Posted: 7:05 pm on June 20th
clarerose writes: Thanks for the ideas, I am measuring up some lidless old boxes and chests I have around the place. The table/trolley ideas led me in a good direction :)Could go with the wall art except I don't have any wall space! Posted: 10:16 pm on June 16th
gadgetsponge writes: I definitely agree with Jim. Maybe find some metal frame piece or cage/locker piece to go underneath it and give it some big caster/cart wheels or something. Too beautiful! Posted: 6:25 pm on June 14th
JunkArchitect writes: I think a great project would be a coffee table top. I would start looking for an industrial base and then lay a piece of thick safety glass over the trouser press top resting on the wingnuts. It's too cool to alter in any way.


Posted: 9:45 am on June 14th
CottageElements writes: What an a great find! Could it become some sort of wall art? I'm always hesitant to change the integrity of unique pieces if at all possible. But again, it might be fun to take it apart and figure out a new use for it that way!

Lani Posted: 7:10 am on June 14th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: This trouser press has some interesting hardware...perhaps you could take it all apart and reconfigure it into something different using the same hardware and wood. Taking away, adding to it - it's all in the creativity process...you know that! LOL! Good luck. I hope to see what you come up with :) ~Mary~ Posted: 1:22 am on June 14th
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