It’s generally known around the shop that I dig talking about and checking out furniture. I don’t have any spectacular gift for building it; I just enjoy it. Often you can find me pawing over hotel furniture to see how the seams were made, or under a desk checking the joints out — it’s a sickness, really. When I saw reader Beano t’s home-built dresser drawers, I couldn’t help wanting to pull a drawer out to inspect his handiwork.
This dresser most likely won’t appear in the swanky custom shops about town, but instead will live out a quiet life serving up jeans and sweaters to a family that walks by it every day. The part that gets me: 40 years from now, grandchildren will ask where that dresser came from, and someone’ll answer, “Your grandfather built it.” Hats off and beers up to your stately creation, Beano.
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