My New (Old) Type Cabinet
So, here it is, my very own type cabinet:
(It has all the trays--I had already taken a couple out when I took the picture.) Here's a close-up of the incredible layer of dust:
I wish I'd thought to take a picture of it in situ at the warehouse. Anyhow, I took all the trays out and started cleaning. First I dusted with a swiffer duster, and then scrubbed with Murphy's Oil Soap and water.
In this picture, the top tray is dusted, while the bottom one has been washed.
And then I gave it all a good rubdown with some furniture polish with orange oil. Here the left tray is scrubbed and the right polished:
and here is the cabinet, looking much better:
The wood on the trays is particularly pretty. Nothing like decades of use to bring a nice smooth patina to a piece of wood....
I let it all soak in for a while, buffed it up some more, and then brought it all in and reassembled it in the office. It looks great!! I can't wait to load it up with paper :-)