This is an antique carpenters tool chest with four pull out shelves and dove-tailed corners. We acquired it from a woodworker who had bought it for the tools and had no use for the tool chest.
We seem drawn to unique boxes and unusual storage cabinets, so we couldn’t pass up this metal 4-drawer counter-top cabinet. When we got it, the cabinet had burgundy color paint, tarnished brass drawer pulls and name plates, and a decal that read BB Fancy Crystals Made in USA.
We acquired the cast iron base of a piano stool from a local man who had started to refinish the metal. He had removed some of the old paint but then left it in storage with the refinishing incomplete. When we got it there was white paint remnants in the crevices of the metal and the wooden seat was missing.
This is a mid-century metal drop leaf typewriter table with swivel casters and cast iron wheel covers. We picked it up from a local garage sale and couldn’t wait to personalize the look.
We rescued, reassembled, and refurbished an antique Russian sideboard. When we got it, it was literally in pieces. The woman we got it from was an interior designer and she had hoped to refurbish the cabinet herself but it turned out to be too big of a project for her.
An original industrial “LINBERRY N. WILKESBORO, N.C.” factory cart made of oak with cast iron wheels, bolts, and plates. We rescued the cart from abandonment in a grassy field.
Authentic Industrial Furniture
We found an old machinist tool chest on Craigslist. We purchased it from a retiring machinist who had used it in his shop for many years. This chest is built like a tank and weighs approximately 250 lbs. While it looked in pretty bad shape, the corrosion was limited to surface rust.