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Posted 5 years ago


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Dark rainy night and I am out on an errand. I spot what appears to be a lidless box out on the curb. "It looks like solid wood" I say to myself. So I stop to inspect. Yes a solid wood box with no lid painted a dark black color. "Maybe I can use the wood to make a shelf", says I. So I lift the box to throw it in the van and "voila" the lid appears under the box detached. Take it all home, strip off the old paint and a beautiful oak blanket box lay hidden underneath. (I think it is oak). It is now the center piece of our living room. What can I say -- I just seem to find stuff...


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Most beautiful! Wish I were as talented as you are!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    You amaze me with what you find, I could walk for miles & all I would find would be road kill.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    Beautiful but I would see it as being Ash as opposed to Oak. Regardless it is a fine piece.
  4. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thank you all - and I am happy to go with ash on this one, because I have a difficult time figuring out the differences. I know it is a hard wood and I was never convinced it was oak by how it kept the stain. Now on to the next find -- anyone need a lift somewhere?
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I wouldn't give up on it being Oak, Red Oak specifically, but it is hard to tell from pictures.
    Here is a reference link for North American hardwood & softwoods;
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Love picking off the curb! Love the story, and love the feeling of a curb find!
  7. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Okay eye4beauty -- you trying to make me cry? I love your humor -- and you always make me laugh so keep it up! Still more finds to come.
  8. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    AmbeRose thank you for the encouraging words. Just a little story for you -- after I log off this site sometimes there has been a song stuck in my head for the day and I could never figure out why. It finally dawned on me -- the song is Ramblin' Rose -- and every time I come across your name the tape starts playing. So this simply means that you are an inspiration!
  9. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Walksoftly thanks for the wood grain link -- it was very helpful. It is missing the tell tale little specks that oak has so I am leaning towards ash. Thanks for the roadkill remark, I had a very healthy laugh over that one!
  10. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Not to my knowledge...
  11. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 5 years ago
    low expence= high satisfaction happy 4th trunkman. Mikie
  12. boonsborotrunks boonsborotrunks, 5 years ago
    Beautiful piece
  13. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thanks miKKoChritmas11, walksoftly, fhrjr2, Manikin, eye4beauty, officialfuel. AmberRose, ThriftGypsy,, mikielikesigns2, boonsborotrunks, and northwestrelics for the L's.
  14. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    Thanks mikielikesigns2 and scandinavian pieces for the love..
  15. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
    Jewels thanks for the love...

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