It was in sorry shape, but I knew if anyone could turn it into a thing of beauty, it would be him. And I was right.
This desk would just be splinters in the landfill if he hadn't saved it. Now look at this little jewel! The clear green drawer pulls give it just the right touch of whimsy.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects