Rusty Renegade

Rusty Renegade

Public Service Announcement: If you plan on picking something up from the “FREE” section of Craigslist, do it during the day. Otherwise, you might drive out to the sticks at night, load up your free item under the cover of darkness, get it home and realize that the 1940’s steelcase tanker desk you thought you were getting is actually a desk-shaped hunk of rust.

Fortunately, Better After reader Nick ain’t scared of no rust. He attacked it with a power sander, chemicals and sheer determination. Hours upon hours of man-labor later, he has a beautiful desk that can probably withstand a nuclear war. Nice job Nick!



  1. March 2, 2011 / 12:40 AM

    So funny…that is my desk at work (I’m a teacher) and the thing weighs A TON!! I can’t believe you were able to move it!

  2. March 2, 2011 / 12:48 AM

    oh my, that would make a perfect teacher’s desk hehe

  3. March 2, 2011 / 12:55 AM

    A perfect desk to crouch under during a hurricane, nuclear war or a spit wad attack.

  4. March 2, 2011 / 1:08 AM

    Great job, very industrial.

  5. March 2, 2011 / 2:49 AM

    Wow, great job! That amount of rust would have scared me off.

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