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Old September 5th 04, 06:12 PM
Joseph Smith
 
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Default Furniture Disappointment to Mahogany Gloat

I am helping a friend clear out an old house he has bought so
that he can modernize and sell for profit. It was packed to the
ceiling with junk and he has let me go thru and grab pretty
much anything I want for my help.
I came across this Barrister Bookcase and was hoping I could salvage
it for someone. When I finally got around to dragging it out of the
darkness
of the house it nearly fell apart in my hands. The original owner had also
replaced one of the glass panels and done some damage which he had
covered up with globs of putty. I started to disassemble it for the burn
pile when the top came off and engraved on a board was:
MACY SECTIONAL BOOKCASE - ALL MAHOGANY. Disappointment
turned to delight and I salvaged the Mahogany wood from it
approx. 8bft. The unit looked like it was mass manufactured so I was caught
completely off guard by the Mahogany. I guess Mahogany must
have been common at one time, even in cheaply built, stuff because I
also ran across a lamp table that had fallen apart and BAM! More
Mahogany. Approx 6 bft. Through the day from cheap furniture
I salvaged 8 Mahogany legs, three Mahogany support braces (from
the bottom of some old LAZ-E-BOY style rockers), and several
long pieces of Mahogany Veneer plywood. Now I got to remove
about a hundred finish nails and sand off the finish coats and I'll
be in business.



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