Old Style Store Counter / Cashier Station

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This was truly built on a whim. Two years ago I rehabbed a counter from the 1880s, and a month ago I bought an old cash register that needed a place to sit. So an inspiration piece



Now had a companion!


I blogged about the build, so I won’t repeat it here. But I will add that total cost was $8.50, the price of a couple 2x4s i made into custom mouldings. Everything else was on-hand (and most of it was salvaged mtl). 

I had a lot of fun building this to this style constraint, and I love the look! Thanks for checking it out, hope you like it too!

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13 Comments

nicely done smitty.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thx Pottz, enjoyed blogging a project again! It’s a motivator for sure.

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A work of art!

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Fantastic work Smitty.  A really nice piece that fits the environment.
That is beautiful Smitty, a well-fitting project for the old register, and the top is amazing. Oh the stories that can be told. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Thanks everyone!

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Very well done, Smitty! 

May you have the day you deserve!

Great looking piece Smitty... those "mouldings" give it a class on it's own.

The paltry $8.50 is not inkeeping with the JP (hmmm,  maybe it is)... however, I always like to challenge these type of costing quotes... Give the material to a furniture makes and see how much it would cost... even at apprentice rates.... 
just gaging.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Thx Duck! Yeah, ‘material cost’ vs. sell price / value. Then there’s the cost of salvaging what came that that way, and storage costs (years in many cases), etc. 

One of the things about projects like this is taking material ‘collected’ over the years -stuff that I had no idea what I’d ever do with it- and putting it to use. The top board is a prime example. It’s a real POS, actually, but it was over 4’ long and 18” wide… a single board, and I saved it for likely over 20 years from one of dad’s tear down houses. It’s perfect for this counter.

Fun stuff.

And thanks all for the comments!

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Looks like an original with that color and accoutrements. that top shows some history!
Smitty

Really nice work!


Petey

One would think that the counter and register had always been a set. Great project and a fun blog to follow.
Thank you, Steve!

And everyone else too.

Blogging always goes well with active readers! 

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