We're in the process of childproofing our house, trying to get a head
start before Lily can crawl, and there are so many things to get into.
We have some things on open shelves that are just begging to be pulled
off and dumped all over the floor, so I wanted to replace them with a
dresser or cabinet. Julia pointed out today was september first
, so there might be ones in the
trash. Driving around Somerville looking for options it was
depressing seeing so many piles of laminated pressboard that used to
be bookcases, dressers, and cabinets. On balance cheap furniture is
probably very beneficial, and if people are going to throw out their
stuff when they move I guess there's not much point in making things
that are built to last, but still it makes me sad.
We did find a dresser, though, and while no one would consider it an
antique it's reparable. Some of the dovetail joints
had come unglued, and the drawer bottoms needed new nails so they
wouldn't slide out the back, but all this is doable:
Some candle wax to lubricate the moving surfaces, a few drawer pulls
replaced, and we have a dresser!
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