Saturday, July 9, 2011

Latest Curbside Treasure

R is on a roll this week. Both literally and figuratively. Check out this curbside treasure.Yup.....a roll top desk. But not any old roll top desk. This is a child size roll top desk.

It has solid oak dovetailed drawers with skeleton key locks. The top is oak as is the interior but the remaining parts are pine stained to match. Several trim pieces were missing and the main carcass of the desk was loose at every joint. R found everything in a heap out at the curb on trash day.

He has glued all the joints and replaced the two missing trim pieces. I think we will keep this piece and for now store it in the loft of the barn. But for the life of me I cannot figure out why people just throw this stuff away. Why not donate it to Goodwill or sell it on Craigslist???