So my local corner church ( who for the longest time donated its very nice
stone wall to the asses of the local Drug Dealers and other non-taxpaying
self-employed) has regular tag sales, and one of the things that didn't
sell last week (and thusly got picked up off the street at midnight by yers
truly), was a nice-ish Ikea-ish dining room/breakfast room table, with side
I took it for the sizable piece of wood, and under the sodium street lamp,
it looked perty nice.
I figgered it was particle board, but when I looked on the underside, lo and
behold, it had that that butchery-block appearance of nice biscut-joined
pine. What a find -- esp these days!
Sheeit, I mused, it's gonna be a shame to cut this up!! Mebbe I should go
back for the frame?!
So I placed it -- and a Nordic Track Xcountry skier, that also didn't
sell -- in m'truck, preparing for my gloat.
So, under my shop fluorescents, it still looked perty nice, but ahm lookin
anyway, lookin some more, saying, Wow, if this is pine, I haven't quite seen
a finish like THIS on top....
And, where's the end/side grain???
But, but, It's GOTTA be pine, well, cuz of the underside -- right??.
They *papered the underside in butcherblock*
No doubt for the would-be "savvy" home-moaners (such as myself), who thought
they'd acquired a touch of experience.
I really chuckled over that one, and promptly cut the top up.
Man, you can never ever ever relax yer consumer vigilance.
I think my new invention (right after my Bachelor sink comes out, you know,
the one with urinal lip on the front, with a mini-flushometer) is going to
be Particle Butcher Block, made out of particle board!
So yeah, it will be a Butcher's Block.......
Oh, on the Nordic track, not sure, but I think the wood there is oak --
which is much more useful than the exerciser itself.
EA, and harmlessly PV'd