Best Craigslist Entry So Far, 2008

Category: Daily Diary
I'm a house voyeur and Craigslist provides plenty of opportunity for that.

But this entry stopped me cold.  And had me wondering.

Full entry after the break.

Charming Pine ARMOIRE - $125


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It is HEAVY. This will take at least two strong guys to move it. It's in an upstairs bedroom.

I've had this piece about six years. It's made in Mexico and has handmade iron hardware and charming handmade pulls. It's a distressed piece which gives it character. It has a hand rubbed waxed finish. It will grow more beautiful with age. The inside top portion has one removable shelf and a small (3" or so) opening for electronic cords, so it can be used as a tv cabinet or audio cabinet. There is also a place to put a pole if you'd prefer to use this armoire as a wardrobe for hanging clothes.

The top arch was made by laying pine lath strips to follow the curve. Old world style. There is one drawer and one lower cabinet, lots of storage.

Because it's a primitive piece, I added my own hook and eye closures  (Note:  I don't think she means this kind, right?) from the inside. You can modify as you wish.

Size: 48 1/2 wide x 78 high x 25 deep

You move. It will take at least two strong MEN and two sturdy jock straps (Note:  Um, what???!!).

Will consider grouping with other pine items I have for sale at a nice discount.


I don't think she meant to say what she said.  But, who knows?  Maybe that is a new way of moving furniture and I'm just behind the times.

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Comments

I'm going to have to start checking out Craigslist. That is one gorgeous armoire! One can only guess if she really meant what she said about moving furniture. I know that they now have what I call "lift straps" to move heavy pieces of furniture. Maybe that is what she meant!

that knotty wood looks crappy, maybe you can sand it and paint it. replace the hinges as well they look out of place. but you get what you pay for.

Too funny- you could ask if she could send a picture of the jock straps, but you might just get what you ask for!

That's one weird Criaglist entry, all right. An armoire that closes with hooks and eyes and must be moved wth jock straps.... So glad you posted this--I needed a laugh today!

I'm pretty sure she meens this type of hook and eye closure.

The two strong men should be wearing jock strops for hernia prevention (but they don't really work that well for that purpose).

Um. Is there any other possible meaning for the term "jock strap"... I don't think so. Hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

why would you put the hook and eye on the inside? You'd have to be inside the cabinet to close it. They must have had some strange use for the cabinet, like hiding out inside it.

I wish two strong men in jock straps would come to my house.

I wonder if I could find THAT on Craigslist? Hmm.

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If the reason is for a stock pattern, look for breaks in the structure or the lack of symmetry. If the pattern is offset by some degree is probably not the real thing. The seam of the points must be clear and strong.

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Amazing freakin blog here. I almost cried while reading it!

 

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