We've been working on our basement for awhile now. We've finished all of the rooms and now we're working on furnishing it. Months ago, I bought a huge bar on Craig's List for $150, which is pretty darn amazing for the piece. Two days ago, we also found a beautiful poker table/table with four nice chairs for the bar room as well. Couple this with the repurposing I did with the armoire to my sewing hutch - this is a thrift shop/Craig's List basement, and it's looking great!
It was missing one thing. I've searched and searched and drooled buckets over the years, trying to find the one I wanted. However, they're obsolete and because of this, they've become collectable and people don't get rid of them. Finishing the basement became the perfect opportunity to finally buy one and after weeks of searching Craig's List, I found one. Four, exactly.
It's a thing of absolute beauty. The two lower cases are the exact style. The top part belonged to the base and top and the second section, although made by the same company as the top, is obviously more recently constructed because it has plastic drawers behind the wood front.
Here are the top two sections and lid. You can see the plastic drawers on one of them. They had a patent number on them that traces to 1972, so they're newer than that. These are the two that are meant to go with the base and top which is sad because they have not top and bottom for themselves.
The top two sections were made by Gaylord Brothers, Inc. Not so sure about the bottom section, but we found this card in there, which was quite a hoot. However, it could very well belong to one of the top two sections and just placed in this one. The cabinets are roughly the same size with the darker one being just a few fractions of an inch longer.
There's so much I want to do with them and so many ways to do them that, I can't decide. I think I'll just go down there and stare at them for a bit.
The morning comes early. Sweet cataloging dreams.