BTW, apologies about the header to the blog. It is kind of under construction and will get put up there right as soon as I get help to figure out how.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Part of it is finally finished
A couple of years ago, I bought myself a J & P Coats spool cabinet at the auction (http://www.icollector.com/Victorian-Casino-Antique-Auction_ae271) I had my eye on these as they occasionally appeared for several years, but got priced out of the bidding. Two years ago, things didn't go for as much, and I managed to pick up a bargain. It sat on a packing box for a couple of years, then one day I found some turned legs for sale. Who knew one could buy legs, aprons and all the stuff to make your own table? So a lot more money later than I thought it would cost, stuff showed up. I thought I could stain and glue and it would turn into a table. Well, the resident engineer took over the project, and the stain and oil finish is a perfect match for the old wood cabinet. The top still needs to be stained and glued etc, but as it happens, this much works well enough. Isn't it lovely?