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This Solid Aluminum Work Desk ($1,450) was used by the US military in the 1950s. But I doubt many of you are interested in furnishing military offices. An unusual furnishing, the surface facing the desk has a row of four hooks and 20 clips, and several small cubby holes to store odds and ends, which I would assume were used in some sort of ultra-efficient military organization system. It also has three drawers with shiny red handles. Personally, I don't think I'd get much work done staring at a big shiny aluminum wall (I prefer a window, thank you), but I do like the industrial look of it. This desk might come in handy in other areas of the home, though. I'd love to use it in the kitchen as a cutting board surface, storing utensils in the drawers, and clipping recipes to the backsplash and hanging my tea towels on the hooks. Or, I might use it to add personality and function to my hallway, hanging my hats on the hooks, clipping reminder notes for myself there, setting my shoes on the lower shelf, and stashing bills in the drawers. How about you? How would you use this desk in your home? Would you use it in the office? In the kitchen? Foyer? Would you paint it or leave it as is? Would you leave the casters on? Would use it in your garden work shed or some other area? Tell me by commenting below!

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jennythereader jennythereader 7 years
This would be a great craft table. Whatever I need for my current project could go on the hooks & clips, while older stuff would go in the drawers or in bins on the lower shelf.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
I LOVE THIS. I would use it in my house probably in my art room. Those clips could be used to hold photos, notes, or inspirational items- like a cork board. I agree with the above people that it would be fantastic for gardening as well.
mletrav mletrav 7 years
It's been said, but it would make a lovely potting table. I'd leave it alone if I did that. I could also see it used in a classroom, (random, I know,) with each child getting to display work on a clip. A simple, rotating gallery! (P.S. I'm a teacher.)
soapbox soapbox 7 years
I agree with sweetpeabrina, I would use this for sewing purposes. Though it's not the prettiest thing in the world, it's history is priceless! If I could, I would buy it in a heartbeat.
joygwilson joygwilson 7 years
i agree, this would be a great table for gardening and potting plants.
lukal lukal 7 years
This would be great for potting and gardening, and you could move it about the courtyard, instead of making a million trips. Pretty neat!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
I'd use it as a cutting table for sewing. Maybe the clips can hold patterns or fabric and the hooks could hold spools of ribbon or scissors. The drawers could hold anything else you need for being crafty.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
This would look good in my garage to store tools and other things.
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