Monday, January 23, 2012
Snnniiiiifffffff...Mmmmm. Smell That Cedar! Need A Place To Keep Those Wool Blankies Away From The Moths? Status: Just In.
There is a small (41" wide) area between our fireplace and the outside wall of the house where we have our TV. It's really the only logical place for the TV in the room. Right now the TV is sitting on a round blond coctail table that is also supporting a 400lb "fatback" 36" Sony HDTV that gave up the ghost a while back. The new TV thoroughly hides the old TV so it's been that way for a while, but I'd like to someday find just the right case piece to replace the coctail table and get rid of that old TV.
I really thought I had it this time. I got this beautiful Lane Perception cedar chest this afternoon
and it's so close. If it was about an inch or two less wide it would fit right in the space. Looks
like nobody made any case pieces 40" wide which makes a certain kind of sense...3 foot plus
another half foot is 42". Who's gonna make a cabinet at 3' 4"? That'd be just weird!
Like, wouldn't that little drawer be a great place to keep the remotes? And one could cut a few
holes in the back or bottom (I know...perish the thought!) in order to house audio / video
equipment. I have this remote thing that will let me hide my remote controlled items completely
out of sight. And one of these days, when I find the right item, I'll finally get to use it!
So for the moment this Lane vintage modern cedar blanket chest gets to keep being a blanket
chest! Look inside at that cedar. It looks to me like the cabinet is made of cedar with a walnut
veneer. Wouldn't Cedar be the more expensive wood? I'd think they'd make the cabinet out
of walnut and put a veneer of cedar inside. Oh well, that's the quality of older furniture!
Ok, I give...what is that little drawer on the bottom for? I haven't got a clue. It looks like a
silverware drawer or something. It's lined in green felt. Is that a clue? Maybe for golf tees, balls
and gloves? I got nothin'. I mean, this is supposed to sit at the end or a bed and store blankets,
right? So it has to be bedroom stuff...I think. Anybody?