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Okay, so this isn't exactly a project… I just had to gloat a bit. I was out jogging after work this evening when I spotted this lying at the curb a few doors down from my house, waiting for trash collection day tomorrow.

It is solid wood, not a scratch on it, and the glazing is perfectly intact. It is missing a few shelves, but the pegs are right there waiting for me to drop some new ones in. I can't believe someone would just throw this away!

Some of the neighbors did think I looked a little nuts lugging this down the block, though. :)

I haven't decided exactly what to store in it yet, but I'm thinking it would make a dandy place to organize small items of some sort. Screws….box hardware… maybe even improved access tro my drill bits.

I'll post again when I load it up with something.

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Solid find there, Charlie!
 

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nice score, man!
 

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way cool !
 

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"Some of the neighbors did think I looked a little nuts lugging this down the block, though. :) " - Charlie

Charlie, Your neighbors probably thought you were looting :^D

Looks like it could be useful for a lot of things. Way to go!
 

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That's a great find! A little extra storage is always welcome - room for more toys!
 

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Yep, all dumpster divers are welcome!! Atta Boy, Charlie. " Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without!!"
 

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Still think about your story about pulling and straightening the nails from the firewood, Thos.
 

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I wondered where my wife put my favorite cabinet. Good find Charlie. Might be a good place to store your drill bits, hand planes, box hinges, etc. Anxious to see what it turns out to be.
 

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good save.
this is a beautiful cabinet
 

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Could be that the people cleared a room of furniture to paint and you thought it was trash..hehe. Great find!
 

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that's funny, Miles… reminds me of a story my friend, a city worker told: people were moving on the same day as the yearly junk collection day-everything sitting at and near the curb went, including their large cabinet tv and sofas.
 

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There's a WalMart ad running nowadays around here… Dad is helping his son move out of the house, carries a box of the kid's CDs to the car, but forgot the keys, so he puts the box down on the sidewalk behind the car.

While he is inside getting the keys, a garbage truck pulls up, takes the trash, including the boxes of CDs.

Parting shot of the dad pushing a cart 1/2 full of CDs down the WalMart aisle, with the son picking CDs from the racks…

Moral of the story? Being a trash collector has its benefits ;)
 

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Miles, it's funny but a very clear ettiquette developed around these parts after Hurricane Katrina. If you put something out on the house side of the front sidewalk, it means you are just storing it there temporarily while you're doing some work. But anything you put on the street side of the sidewalk is fair game for scavengers. :)
 

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That's a nice little cabinet. Strange we live in a world where we'd just throw it away.
 

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another moral of the story ?? ....... always jog on trash day !
 

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Nice find! Mr.Trim…good life lesson!
 

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A month or so ago I passed the building dumpster and spotted what looked like a cheap pine rocker with a bad coat of white paint. I figured I could refinish it and maybe get a few bucks for it, honing my finishing skills in the process. When I picked it up, it had to be the daggone heaviest pine in the world. On closer look, it was solid white oak that some … unthinking person … had painted white, covered the leather upholstery with a [lousy … I'm being polite] fabric, gotten tired of, and tossed. Except for the paint and [lousy] fabric, it's in perfect shape. I told my dentist, and he admitted to being a deep dumpster diver, and knocked $20 off my bill when I agreed to let him know about anything good I see that I don't want myself. When I refinish the rocker, I'm keeping it. I think from the way the drop seat is made that it may be an antique, but it doesn't even need regluing, and the fact that the ugly paint was slopped on right over varnish will make removal easy. Definitely a keeper.
 

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Cool! Be sure and post it when you're done.
 

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Well spotted. And some plus points against your carbon footprint having saved it from a hole in the ground! We don't call 'em dumpsters here. We have 'skips', so I suppose a nice alliterative term in the UK would be 'Skip Scavenging'
 

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Awesome save Charlie! The other neighbors were just upset that you got there first.
 
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