I wish I had a before picture…looked like it was right out of country furnishing store from the 80's. Donated by a neighbor that thought I could make it usable again. The cedar interior was in great shape but the rest was a disaster. Fully new exterior, new legs, cabinet paint on top, and kid safe hinges. Now a proper home for the kids school backpacks! (Hand painted initials of my boys on lid top). Maybe this will inspire you with a similar project?
As you can see…already collecting junk after a week…lol. Hard maple with Purple Heart between the miter edges…and yes…it was intentional design choice to have the Purple Heart protrude out. Hairpin legs from a Detroit shop that custom makes them…really nice quality. Leg feet from rockler…which work really well. Danish oil and wax.
MOVING SALES WALLS Rolling barn door hardware was used to allow the forward wall to slide over shop walls. Wheels were place on the bottom of the wall and roll on the existing wall molding. Barn door hardware was offset to make wall hang against the shop walls.