21 August 2009

One Man's Trash...



My Treasure Chest Project


I'll see if I can get some pictures to accompany some of the description herein...

Last night driving home from work I spied a Wooden Box amidst the collectivia of refuse cornering a curb and a mailbox...

I reversed Molly and popped her trunk [and, yes, baby DO got a lotta junk in her trunk... she be a BOV, fer crissake! lol!] and added from the curb the hammered-condition treasure...

I Dunno...

Something quite... Tim Allenesque for me specifically about wooden chests, no matter their size-- big, little, or shoulder-tall...

I'm not a big manly-man insofar as a lot of manly-man schtuff... auto engine bores bore me; followed and stopped following more sports than most of you can name. Don't get overworked by explosions or boobs [e.g. I don't do movies] because I understand the science behind both-- and have seen my share.

BUT...

Something about the wooden chests... as if I was a pirate in another life. As if... as if treasures themselves could lay hidden in secret compartments: an heirloom diamond; momma's birth certificate; some seeds. An original Cygnus poem in his own handwriting...

Something private, and secluded-like, off-limits. Covert.

Non-invasive.
Secure.

Ah, yes... security. Locked. Stronghold.
Enclosed.

Chest. Of Treasures...

This one needs some TLC-- mainly some vise- and glue-reparations around corner seams.But then, I needed a project, a goal. Something to give a little TLC and elbow grease to.

Aargh then, Matey! Score!


Slainte!

Cygnus

6 comments:

Kyddryn said...

Gyar, matey...

Ahem...

I, too, have a treasure chest, Sir.

Heh.

Mine's bigger...and my Mum made it for me.

I think everyone ought to have a box full of dreams, memories, hopes...treasures...

Yours is beautiful, the more so for having been rescued from its fate and given a new purpose.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who is all for recycling)(Arrrrrgh)

Felinae said...

Excellent score on the chest find...

I'm glad you now have a project to complete. The chest isn't in bad shape, it looks pretty decent. But I'm sure with your Tender Lovin' Care you'll have it at 100% in no time.

Have a wonderful Friday!

Hugs~n~Smiles
~Felinae~

Ken said...

...i pulled one of my cedar chests from someones pile...didn't really know it was even cedar until cleaning and repairing it...sanded the piss out of it,the smell came right back...one latch was(and still is)busted,cuz i aint seen another even close to the good one...always wonder what stories would be told by stuff like these...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, look at that dovetailing. You scored a primo treasure chest!

Not The Rockefellers said...

I am actually jealous, people never throw out cool stuff like that 'round here...

Livia Indica said...

Ooh I love old wooden boxes! My favorite is a handmade chest that I bought for five bucks at a yard sale. I think it was used as an old toolbox or something like that. I left it rough and wood burned various symbols on it and it now serves as my indoor altar. I have another bigger wooden box that serves as a table. And another that I use for jars of herbs and vodka.

Old wooden chests and boxes have so much character and can be used for all kinds of uses. Kudos on you for such a great score!