Post #13 – Look Before You Buy

Just a short note today.  If you are buying or considering buying an older piece of furniture, be sure to examine it closely before you hand over money, a check or credit card. Ask the seller, particularly a business owner, to assure you that any residents and dirt inside the cabinets have been removed.  Most…

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Post #12 – An Old Deacon’s Bench

Ali and Gloria found this vintage deacon’s bench some time ago.  It was dirty and had a fully broken stretcher between the left side legs as you’d face the bench. Classic style and from the early 1900s, but unusable as found. Years of use with a bad dowel destroyed the fix point at which the…

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Post #11 – A Unique Chest of Drawers

Ali came across an old chest of drawers that a local person no longer wanted.  When found it had a large drying crack in its top and needed repairs to the drawer runs. At first, I thought the chest was a reproduction piece of furniture, but the dovetailing, joiners, screw heads and 4 sided bolts…

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Post #10 – An Old Cape May Shorehouse

Well, Gloria and I have been working on the early 1970s Village Green twin in Cape May for just about one year solid now.  Its close to completion with some minor trim and crown molding work remaining.  We’ve decided that we will make it available for vacation rentals for the last 3 weeks of July,…

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Post #9 – Acquired at Auction

Gloria and Ali attended a number of auctions in the last few weeks and were able to acquire a few fairly unique items that range from antique to vintage in age.  Most need some TLC and thorough cleaning, but will be great old pieces when finished.  This is a Depression-era sideboard buffet. The style is…

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