Last week, I was lucky enough to find this gem out on the street for trash day:

Mechanic's toolbox

It took quite a lot of cleaning up, but I got most of the grease out from the drawers and managed to bend out-of-shape parts back into line. It’s quite serviceable, really, especially since I bought some foam drawer liner that protect tools in the drawers from both dings from the metal and also from any remaining grease. Saved me $250!

I also finished the coffee table this weekend! It’s been about a year coming, but here it is:

Oak coffee table

I’m very happy with how it came out, and it looks great in the living room. Look for more details soon (as well as a picture of it in situ).

posted November 4, 2003 – 7:07 am
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