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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 07:49 AM

Antique Wooden Wheel Wagon / Cart I picked up Many Years ago and have now decided to restore it & clean it up a little and make it into a Coffee Table. I was Originally Told by the Antique dealer I bought it from that it was a Railroad Mail Cart and have seen simular carts used on Railroad Platforms for Mail Bags and Luggage in old Pics & Movies but I'm just not sure if that is True about this piece. If it is in fact a Railroad Piece than it's value would be Much Higher I think. Anyway, here are some pics and a short video of it up close. You be the Judge..... Any advice , opinions or tips about it would be greatly appreciated

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:08 AM

Looks like a great project

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 08:42 AM

That will be nice when done.

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 09:02 AM

That's a really cool piece. Nice video. It will be a real conversation starter.

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 09:05 AM

That'll be too cool as a coffee table! As with most old stuff, the less you do to it, the more valuable it remains. It looks great as-is......maybe just a good cleaning. I wouldn't even brush the rust off, just a mild soap wash & maybe some linseed oil to the wood.
Patina is everything to the value.

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 09:40 AM

That'll be too cool as a coffee table! As with most old stuff, the less you do to it, the more valuable it remains. It looks great as-is......maybe just a good cleaning. I wouldn't even brush the rust off, just a mild soap wash & maybe some linseed oil to the wood.
Patina is everything to the value.


Yes... Patina Rules with Antiques......I Absolutely will not be Painting it or doing anything else to the original wagon, , Just a realy good Cleaning (To Pacify the Wife) then I am going to leave the wood planking as is and just PLACE a Clean Piece of Heavy Butcher Block on Top as the Coffeee Table Top, again, Just to Make the "Boss" Happy....I love the old "Distressed " Wood but as we all know......You Gotta Compromise!!!!!!!!!!! :laughingteeth::laughingteeth::laughingteeth:
Most Wives wouldn't let this 'Dirty Old Thig" anywhere Near there living room, Luckily for me My Wife and I both have the same taste.....Mmmmmmmmmmm Maybe that's why we've been togeather 38 years!:beerchug:

Edited by DanO, March 28, 2011 - 02:00 PM.


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Posted March 28, 2011 - 12:02 PM

I love it, very cool piece. I love the detail on how they did the spokes for the wheels. :thumbs:

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Posted March 28, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Posted ImageJust came across this on Ebay...Wheels look very simular and dimentions are also very close to mine.



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Posted March 28, 2011 - 07:40 PM

A very different piece. Will be a standout when finished.

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 12:11 PM

Very nice!




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