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The Small Stand and the Completion of a Journey…..

January 20, 2012

One of the first things that I did when I embarked upon my January Furniture Restore-athon was to clean and organize my work shop.  While I was cleaning, I came across a small stand that I had nearly completed restoring.  I’m not exactly sure when I began working on the stand but I do remember when I bought it…

Our oldest daughter, Carolyn, started college in the Fall of 1999 at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.  Her little sister, Charlotte, and I drove Carolyn and her college stuff across the country in a large full-sized Dodge van.

On the way back, Charlotte and I were kind of like television’s American Pickers – even before Mike and Frank were the American pickers… well at least maybe I was.  Charlotte spent a lot of time sitting in the van reading and hoping that I would hurry up – I can’t really say that I blame her.

By the time that we left the mid-west, the van was full of antiques that I bought in Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and probably a few other states as well.  The final thing that I bought was a small maple stand at some kind of a flea market in North Dakota.  That was well over twelve years ago…

Sometime ago, I disassembled the stand, stripped the varnish off of it and put it aside.  I had done all of the hard work but never got back to finishing it until now.

The Maple Stand after it was taken off of the storage shelf...

That stand was really a wasted investment of both time and money until I completed the project.  The stand is now finished and the sad thing is that it only took about an hour to finish it… why did I wait so long?  (I’m sure that more important things kept coming along.)

The completed Maple Stand...

I guess that I have also finally completed my 1999 return trip from Ohio…

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  1. January 21, 2012 12:07 am

    My goodness dAd, is has been a long trip for that maple stand but then again isn’t all of life just a work in progress?!

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