Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rearranging The Furniture

Those of you who have been reading this mess for awhile have seen pictures of my desk. It hasn't changed all that much over the years.

And yes, it's still a mess, as you can see.

There's actually two desks, back to back. The second one is pretty much just a stuff catcher. I seem to have an aversion to empty horizontal spaces.

The wife and I bought this desk at either a yard sale or a thrift store about fifteen or more years ago. I don't think we paid more than about twenty dollars for it.

Over the years I have had to repair it several times and add pieces here and there to keep it from falling apart. It's just old press-board junk covered with a fake wood veneer.

But hey. It was a desk. It held my stuff.

This morning she tells me she had seen a desk for sale at a thrift store and did I want to go look at it? So I got shoes on and we went to look. It was a simple plain wooden desk, nothing fancy. It didn't have a hutch on top, but she said it would be easy for me to build one.

She's always so supportive of my efforts to build things. If she had an inkling of the ratio of wood destroyed to wood actually used successfully...

Anyway, while we were looking, we saw this thing.
I thought it was an entertainment center. It's mungous and heavy. Parts of it seem to be solid oak. Then, when you open the doors....
It's a desk! And a really awesome one to boot. It has a wide (wide) sliding keyboard drawer that is as wide as the desk itself. And a sliding printer drawer underneath. And a built-in breaker bar and a light.
Needless to say, I had to have the thing. Even though it was a hundred bucks (as opposed to thirty for the little plain one) I thought it was well worth the extra cash. Something like this new would probably be six or eight hundred bucks easy.

Even though it's in two sections the thing dang near killed both of us getting it unloaded and into the house. It's a good thing I have a furniture dolly to get it the rest of the way into my office or it might just have to sit there for a few years.

So I guess you can tell what I'm going to be doing this weekend. Unloading and getting rid of the two desks I have now and moving this new cool one in their place. It's going to be quite a chore but I'm sure it will be well worth it in the end.


Sunday is going to be Beverage Day, Buddha Day, No Diet Day, No Homework Day, Nurses Day and World Laughter Day.

A day for laughing Buddha's, no doubt.


  1. That desk is freakin sweet. I want one!!

    1. TJ- I can't wait to get it in here and load it up with my junk. It's going to be awesome.

  2. That desk rocks! I am not going to show Mr. Sunday however, it might feed his garage sale addiction.

    1. Miz Sunday- Sometimes I frown at Miz Rev for haunting the thrift stores but not this time.

  3. $100 is a good deal on that desk.

    And is that a bottle of Tums I see close at hand? That caught my attention. I've been having some stomach issues lately.

    1. Bryan- From what Noisyfrogpond tells me, those things go for around three grand. So yeah! An awesome deal!

      And yes, I always have Tums handy. I have a delicate constitution. (grin)

  4. I bet it's less than a week before it's too full of crud to close the doors!

  5. Great desk. The new arrangement is perfect. Hope you will be able to stay organized.

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