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Found During Demo Part 2

02.26.13
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We had so much fun with our original "Found During Demo" post that I had to ask if anyone can guess what these are? Found in a demo of a 1939 bathroom.
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  • Ellen H
    Ellen H Cullman, AL
    Kelly Christianson I've been curious to see someone come up with a re-purpose too, but so far, I haven't seen one. I guess you could put them in a load of scrap metal where
  • Diana C
    Diana C Jackson, MI
    they are weights from windows.. they kept the window from falling down after you opened them..
  • Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls
    Melt them down and use them for fishing, put them in you car in the winter for better traction, carry them while you are running for exercise lol haha
  • Hamtil Construction LLC
    Hamtil Construction LLC Saint Louis, MO
    LOL, Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls! I don't think I'll be loading up a backpack with sash weights for a SEAL-esque hell week run anytime soon, but it's a fantastic suggestion!
  • Hamtil Construction LLC
    Hamtil Construction LLC Saint Louis, MO
    Any other clever ideas for them, Ellen H?
  • Joy L
    Joy L Magnolia, TX
    Um--how about a portable weight to leash your small dog to when out and about? Or use as a doorstop/conversation piece? Small weight for arm exercises? Weigh down a tarp so it doesn't blow away? Keep in your car for emergency (break out the glass)? I'm
  • Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry
    They can be used to make garden gates self closing. This is a use similar to their original purpose, with ropes and pulleys.
  • Kendra Pinkelton
    Kendra Pinkelton Toledo, OH
    repurpose them for wind chimes? im looking for some metal pieces that i can make into wind chimes. :)
  • Hamtil Construction LLC
    Hamtil Construction LLC Saint Louis, MO
    Might be a tad heavy for wind chimes Kendra Pinkelton but good thinking! They might "clunk" more than "chime".. but if I run across any other metal pieces that would work I will keep you in mind!
  • Valerie Weiby
    Weights for the old double hung windows.
  • Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry
    Hamtil Construction LLC I have also seen vertically operating pocket doors hung on sash weights in old houses. The door disappears into a slot in the ceiling. The door is retrieved by a cord hanging down from the ceiling, like some old attic stairs are.
  • Hamtil Construction LLC
    Hamtil Construction LLC Saint Louis, MO
    That sounds amazing Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry ..and that's something I would love to see in action. Is this something you have seen on two story homes? I'm
  • Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry
    It was on a landing between the first and second floors. The landing had both a formal half-flight of stairs to the entrance side and a basic rear stair for servants on the kitchen side. The door was on the kitchen side of the landing and opened so
  • Brian Campbell, Basswood Artisan Carpentry
    btw the vertical pocket door would be best in an application like I mentioned... where it would only be closed occasionally, like when entertaining guests.
  • Mary dollar
    Mary dollar Sherman, TX
    these are window weights..yep thats what they are.
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