I drove through West Virginia on the way to Kansas City for Woodworking in America. Paying $6.00 to drive through West Virginia bothers me until I consider what the PA Turnpike costs from end to end.
As I do from time to time, I found an antiques mall and spent some time wandering through for my continuing quest to find the most interesting thing I’ve ever seen. If I ever find it, what to I do the next day?
I didn’t find it but this is where I found my friend, the blasting caps box:
I was tempted to buy the Angry Hummel:
Interesting to think there was a need/desire to make Hummel knockoffs.
More interestingly, there was this cupboard/press:
The third known (to me) example of angled door edges being used to hide the gap.
You can check the archive for the other two examples.
A French draw-leaf table in the heart of West Virginia:
And this painted German-like chest:
Aside from the dovetails, there is an interesting hinge:
The rest of the antiques from the Switzerland of America are HERE.