An antique dealer in my neighborhood called "Wolf" sourced this huge shelving unit from an old merchantile in Hassfurt. He told us we "might" want to have an extra guy to get it downstairs into the studio once he delivered it. I bought it only after seeing a picture. And that's how it came to be that Studio Mailbox now houses one of the biggest cupboards in the world!
My hubby had called Oli asking him if he could lend a hand. Lucky for me, Oli agreed. This is the same Oli who single-handedly skipped down several flights of stairs with my Lexmark 4-color laser printer which I cannot even budge. He is not only a great friend, but one seriously strong man.
Wolf had said the shelf was "3 meters, 90." (Whatever that means. After living in Europe for over 5 years now, I still think in feet and fahrenheit. You might as well look at me and say, the shelf is XY7_908*. It pretty much would mean the same thing). So anyway it turns out that three meters ninety is like over 12 feet long. The drawers are so huge you could let your small child use them as forts. There are 14 slots for drawers, but unfortunately only 5 drawers remain.
It looks as if this cupboard was made by somebody who was trying to use up every hunk of lumber in their possession. It is a completely insane piece of furniture. Wolf said, "I've never had a piece like it. Only something about half the size."
Oli said, "what do you even want with this thing...?" And I said, "Oli... I'm so sorry... I didn't realize it was so big... I didn't know what 3-meters 90 meant!"
And with that he nearly fell over laughing. He realized immediately that I was serious. Then he helped heave the beast down the street, down the stairs and into my studio. This thing was so big they weren't sure they could cut the corner to get it inside the room after clearing the doorway. They were already formulating a "Plan B" as to how to get it in through the window.
Never fear readers, it's in. I've already started bonding with it. I've showed it to a few friends. It really does have serious potential with maximum storage space. The hubby was sanding and waxing all day Saturday. I think I'm going to contact "Studios."