Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Another Cool Item from the Trash - But What Is It?

I don't have the slightest idea what this thing is: I only know that I like how it looks, and I figure that sooner or later I'll find just the right use for it. Then I'll be so glad that I dragged it home. It was out in front of a neighbor's house, with their trash. I asked them what they thought it might be, and their best guess was that it was some sort of wine rack. (No way -- it's both way to flimsy to hold a bunch of wine bottles, but, more importantly, the individual slots are much too small.) The wooden knobs are for pulling the middle dowel forward, which slides a small wooden piece towards you, like this: A few of the knobs are missing, and one dowel is broken, but these problems will be easy to repair. It stands about 2 1/2 feet high. I think that one of these days it might make a nice plant stand or what my mother always called an "occasional" table. But for now, it is safely stored in a nice, dry corner of my basement, waiting for inspiration to strike. Meanwhile, if you think you know what it might be, do tell!


sturm said...

a drying rack for pasta??

Brahdelt said...

It might be some sort of an old fashioned shop sweets rack, with several packets in a row and when you want to reach the one at the back you pull the knob and it comes closer to you. Just a guess. ^^

Celeste said...

I can't imagine that it was made for drying pasta, but that is certainly a possible reuse for it. I think the old fashioned sweets rack is more likely... thanks for the ideas!