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Blog entry by Woodn88s posted 02-26-2019 01:23 AM 707 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This video describes the process I used to restore a dresser I found at Habitat for Humanity.

https://youtu.be/vhsphnefsIo

-- I want to know Gods thoughts....rest are details "A. Einstein"



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#1 posted 03-01-2019 03:55 AM

The technically correct name for this item is a “Linen Press”. As houses got smaller, there became less room available in the typical home for one of these. I bought one for my apartment years ago, it was made in the late 30’s, and I’ve regretted selling it ever since. These were usually a high quality, well constructed piece of furniture, and you’ve given it justice with your fine restoration.

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#2 posted 03-01-2019 11:11 AM

A linen press, I did not know that but it sure makes sense. Thank you for the information, I really appreciate it.
Gregg

-- I want to know Gods thoughts....rest are details "A. Einstein"

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#3 posted 03-02-2019 05:18 PM

Thanks, Greg!
These became obsolete as more Post war homes became built with actual linen closets. Pretty much the same as dining room ‘buffets’ which went to the wayside as people moved into homes with generous cabinetry and storage, and not such a necessity for having the mandatory dining room anymore.

I wish more of these survived! Good on you for rescuing yours.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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