This lovely cabinet looks like it was used in a library or large office at one time.
I just realized I had a picture I can share when it was literally right off the truck.
Here is the pretty cabinet now. I know what I'd fill it with, what would you fill all those drawers with?
Here the same piece right off the truck. This cabinet was bought many hours north of us and trucked down two weeks ago. Not too many repairs or major reconstruction needed here, but of course there were some repairs and refinishing that had to be done before it could be put out for sale.
Sometimes we're asked about the costs involved in buying a piece and in restoring it. They always vary (widely), because items come in all states of repair (and disrepair), and sometimes you don't know the project you've gotten yourself in to until you're halfway in.
When you buy things around the country like several of our vendors do, here are a few of the typical expenses involved in finding and getting an item ready for sale:
- time locating item
- time spent bidding on an item (if you do auctions, you could sit for hours and only get one or two things)
- travel costs & lodging
- packing, shipping & trucking fees for large items
- unloading fees for large items
- time & materials for cleaning, repair, refinish, & repainting
- paying to move large items in to the shop / time arranging them for sale
Enough with the boring stuff, here is our new favorite 56 drawer cabinet again!