On Wednesday we scored two really odd file cabinets for $60 total. I wanted to use one for all the paperwork that goes along with quilt patterns, and there was a lot of wet paperwork stuff I tossed after the flood.
As it turns out, I can't use it for that. It is very deep but
has tiny drawers half as tall as a regular file drawer. Not good for papers. Paula says she will put fat quarters in hers. But I
am not sure I can use mine. And it takes up too much space to be in my studio without being usable.
The one that Frank wanted is wider than a legal
file. It is a huge cabinet. We need to figure out how to get the metal
pieces for the inside of the drawers so it can be usable.
When I looked up the company, I found it was very high end ergonomic furniture and filing systems. The smaller cabinet was $595.00 alone! So we got a great deal for $35!
I am thinking he can put compressor manuals in there again. He had lots of compressor manuals from the early 70's on. All were lost in the flood waters. So sad. A lifetime of work, gone in a night of rising water.
I have a meeting scheduled with a carpenter for Monday to talk about the sewing room build out. He said he wanted to see the space I was talking about and he would look at what it would take to do the work.
I went to Circa 1825 earlier today. It is a market full of antique dealers and often has large pieces. I was rewarded with this beauty. It is a workbench from an old carpenters shop. It would make a fabulous cutting table, it is the exact height I need it to be. A new top was put on measuring 24 inches wide and 80 inches long. I was hoping to have one made measuring 3 feet by about 5 or 6 feet.
So what is the perfect size for a cutting table?