Thursday, February 7, 2013

So long Particle Board!

Eurway...IKEA, same difference!  So when your goal is to replace all your IKEA (aka falling apart furniture) where do you start?  How about the dresser that stores nothing! The particle board drawer bottoms had fallen apart years ago and was not fixable due to the way the dresser was constructed.  We had tried to fix it once by attempting to gorilla glue the drawer bottom back into place, that fix lasted maybe a week before it broke again. Solution...replace it!!!

Now I could have gone to a furniture store and bought a new dresser, but where's the fun in that?

I found this solid wood dresser on Craigslist for $70.  The top was in rough condition, it didn't have drawer pulls, and it needed wood filler in numerous places; all things I could fix especially since I loved the lines of it.

With a little love, I mean mouse sander and elbow grease, I think my new dresser turned out great!  So long particle board dresser!

I'm thinking kitchen table next...

Much Love,

P.S. I think I said Particle too many times in this post, so They Might Be Giants' Particle Man is now stuck in my head.  Now let it be stuck in yours...


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  2. Great Post! If you see the process of manufacturing particleboards, was developed to make use of wood processing waste. Planer shavings and sawmill slabwood, offcuts and sawdust are still used in some specific board types.


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