I’ve been so busy with a long list of things I’m sure would completely bore you–but–I’ve finally begun a few projects you’ll like!
Someone gave me this French Provincial girl’s desk–that’s been sitting outside for the last month+/-. In the rain and now the snow. It’s missing all its drawers and the top has become warped.
“Uhhh, sure, yeah–I can still do something with it…..???”
Since none of my “people” has need of a desk and there’s not much room in the antique mall right now, I decided the best use of this piece was to make a little bookcase out of it! They’re always in need!
◊ I popped off the warped top,
◊ cut the “desk” off
◊ and gutted the drawer sections.
◊ And of course, then I decided to reduce the depth (so things wouldn’t get lost on the shelves). I cut the depth, then ripped the cut piece to recapture the “back leg” and put it all back together.
◊ I also popped off that tell-tale f-p-appliqué,
◊ and began “lining” the interior with ¼” veneered plywood. . . . . . . . . . *I added blocking in the center for a shelf before closing it up.
I had to create a new top. I had hoped to cut down the original and reshape it, but it was too warped. So I used leftover wood from cutting down this project, and cut, contoured, and routered the new top.
Oh yeah—I cut wood for an adjustable shelf, and added one of the drawer section rails I saved, to its front profile.
This where I left it for the day. Tomorrow I’ll paint!
I’m still playing with ideas on the finish, so I guess I’ll just sleep on it!