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Salvaged Toledo Typing Desk Base W/ Reclaimed Wood Top C1935 Item # F0219
Some old dogs can learn new tricks. This beautifully finished Toledo typing desk base has been given new life with the addition of a slab of reclaimed fir. The piece offers a buttery smooth work surface, as well as convertible legs that allow the desk to become mobile with the flip of a handle. We loved transforming this iconic Japanned copper base into a hardworking desk for today.
Our one-of-a-kind salvage furniture is constructed in our Portland workshop from found industrial machinery and reclaimed wood from Oregon. We select from vintage i-beam trestles, machine parts, and even streetlamps for the bases, and then scour our selection of reclaimed wood slabs to craft the tops. In most cases, this wood is from deadfall or "scrap" trees that would otherwise be pulped or chipped; in others, the wood is salvaged from old beams. When designing these pieces, we choose and place each piece of wood to best feature its natural characteristics – eccentricities of grain, high figure, burl bark intrusions, and the like. To preserve the open grain of the wood, we use a 100% vegetal food-safe nontoxic finish; steel and iron components are sealed with a layer of wax to preserve their natural patina.
Condition notes: Very good vintage condition. Minimal scratches in the original Japanned copper base.
- Historical Style: Industrial
- Condition notes: Very good vintage condition. Minimal scratches in the original Japanned copper base.
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