One of them I put mirrors in and mounted on the side of the shed ... I dunno, sounded like a neat idea at the time. The others I don't recall where they wound up, except for one.
After the front porch was remodeled a number of years ago, I had "my" little corner.
I found that old Morris chair at a little country auction for $25 oh maybe 10 years ago or so. Anyway, THAT'S what this post is about. No, not the Morris chair - see that little bookcase? Yep - Made at 173! Like I said, I had that old basement window, and wanted something to go with the chair, so I got the idea for the bookcase.
I just use it for some old-school nick-nacks (is there supposed to be a "k" in front of those?) and a place to set my iced tea. It was a quick project...I had a few scrap boards and two old hinges lying about the workshop, so it didn't cost anything. And I just used butt joints because I wanted a kind of Adirondack/Maine forest feel to it.
Because of where I was going to place it, I thought it would be better to put the hinges on the bottom of the case instead of the top.
And I just used an old rusty hook for a latch. Oh, and that old closet hook? I inherited a drawer full of them with 173. So I put one on the side of the case. I also inherited a circa 1940s wire catcher's mask that usually hangs on the hook, but like I said, we're in the middle of a re-do right now so it's packed away.
Then I just put a few odds and ends in it. Well, that's it - Made at 173!
NOTE: In the years since this book case was originally built, the front porch has undergone some changes. Here is the most recent iteration of the case (as of March, 2014):