I at least knew that I wanted the window seat out (and investigated under)
and the shelving that was sitting on it, too.
What was encapsulated under this U-shaped coffin thingy has been a source of speculation
since we toured the house the first time.
Hurry up and get that lid off!!
I was jumping up and down excitedly!
And thar she blows...
Well, not QUITE what we expected.
The front comes off.
This thing was held together so well, I think if the house were sucked up by a tornado,
this bench would have been found intact in the next state.
So glad I neatened the closet by moving everything in here!
When all the framing and insulation was removed and the floor was vacuumed,
this is what we found-- evidence that this closet USED to be the laundry room!
And instead of simply moving the venting to the laundry room outside wall,
a hole was made behind the dryer (the wall to the right in the picture below)
and extra tubing was vented out the original hole to the outside
(under the window).
We were thinking that this is probably a fire hazard?Lots of long tube for lint to get caught in?
This closet gained 14 square feet!!
One of my FaceBook gals told me something I never knew:
that the serial number is actually the date of manufacture.
Reverse the numbers and you get 022834
February 28, 1934.
Guess I know what I'll be doing the first part of the summer!
I love making over furniture and spaces by taking things that seem ready for the trash
and making them useful and lovely again.
Because this is what Jesus' love has done for me.