I am nesting. At least I am trying to arrange my space. So rather than designing to uphold some aesthetic principle I got the power planer, power drill and power saw and set out to fashion a convenient space to hid my hockey skates. Finally I was able to cash in on the mad rush to gentrify DC — I found some 2*10’s in a dumpster in front of the homeless shelter currently being converted into condos. It took a little digging around in the rubble, (and I did it holding a fancy coffee), but I managed to find some pretty useable piece. Although very dirty pieces. Note, I shouldn’t own nice clothes. Fortunately in collecting the wood I only got cold stares from passerby and no heated words from construction workers.
I pulled alot of nails out of the wood. Check out the old fashion vintage.
Ran a power planer over them boards, hitting warps, bumps and nails along the way.
The table will go behind the sofa in my room – so this may be the last time this thing is ever seen. The next time this piece is visible to the eye, I will be pulling it out to burn at my good-bye party as I finally move on from 1719. I used a cherry mini-wax stain. Thanks megan for believing in my vision as a i rummaged around in the dumpster – also dragging this thing up and down the hill.