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Posted 5 years ago


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Both of these glass door cabinets have notches cut out of one side and were originally built into something else. Not everyone likes the rough texture of this wood finish, but I love it, I dont need everything to be polished and shiny:) anyone wanna take a guess where they once belonged?

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  1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 5 years ago
    In a church?
  2. smiata smiata, 5 years ago
    I believe they may have been room dividers. Google vintage bookshelf room dividers and click the images and see what comes up. I have a set that are taller and that's what I believe they are.
  3. smiata smiata, 5 years ago
    Here is a link from e-bayhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-OAK-COLONNADE-ROOM-DIVIDER-BOOKCASE-COLUMNS-ARCHITECTURAL-SALVAGE-/261086304542 that may or may not help
  4. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Thanks smiata,I really appreciate your help:)
  5. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Thank you Phul officialfuel,and moonstone:)
  6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    I agree with you about the finish. I especially like the crackle effect of the finish on the one in the left picture. An old cabinet maker I worked with years ago used to repair this type thing. He would put in a new piece of wood and you couldn't tell the difference. He would put turpentine on the new board then set the turpentine on fire and put the fire out by briskly & gently rubbing it with a wire brush. Then steel wool to remove most but not all of the char. Then he painted it with animal hide resin glue and heated it super hot to make the crackle effect. I doubt that many people today have seen that type thing done. I often wish he had lived longer or I had paid more attention to everything he did.
  7. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Thanks fhrjr2:)
  8. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Thank you so much eye4beauty:)
  9. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Thank you Tom and Bell:)
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    I have lived in a number of Chicago apartments with these exact type cabinets. I would have ripped them out of the wall and brought them with me every time if I thought I'd get my deposit back. Agree with you about rough mixed in, but don't put shiny down too far.
  11. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Yep, exactly right.
  12. sarahoff sarahoff, 5 years ago
    Wow I'm sorry eye4beauty, somehow I missed your last post. Thank you for all your help, and thank you Tom for the love:)

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