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Offer: Solid wood dresser, damaged veneer (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 5d - Solidly constructed 4-drawer dresser in need of TLC. Looks like it’s made of maple, so probably you could just remove the damaged veneer and finish the wood underneath. Outside 512 Quincy St. NE
Offer: New white ceramic hexagon tiles (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 5d - Partially full box: 8 layers with tissue paper in between. Outside at 512 Quincy St. NW
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Offer: Sturdy small wooden rocking horse (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 9d - Toddler sized: about 3 feet long and 2 feet high. It’s heavy enough that it’s hard to tip over. Sturdy enough for a preschool or daycare. Made by Katbird Crafts in NC. Selling for $30-79 online. Got it for about $5-10 at Value Village around 15 years ago. We put felt stickers on the bottoms of the rockers to protect wood floors. They also muffle the sound of the rockers. So if you take them off, there will be stickiness.
Offer: 100% Wool runner rug (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 23d - 110” long x 24” wide x 1/4” thick Machine washable in cold water. This is a sturdy braided wool yarn rug, custom made in the USA. The braid is strongly sewn together with fishing-line-like nylon thread. The colors/patterns look kind of strange together - they looked a bit different in the pictures I ordered from. However it is great for keeping your feet warm on a cold tile floor throughout the winter.
Offer: Giant Allen wrench (Petworth/ Park View) 23d - T-shaped: 11” tall/long, 8” wide Head is 5/8” long and a bit rounded off. What would you even use this for? It would make a really sturdy stake for plants, I guess.
Offer: Cloth and plastic bags (Petworth/ Park View) Withdrawn 23d - 5 cloth drawstring bags 3 purple plastic bags
Offer: Minions & Frozen “fish” toy parts (Petworth/ Park View) Withdrawn 23d - These stupid toy sets each came with a fishing rod with a magnet instead of a hook. The “fish” each have a little metal knob that will attach to the magnet “hook”. It’s a fun game for toddlers, but of course the fishing rods were flimsy plastic pieces of ****** and broke pretty soon. Impossible to repair of course. You could tie dental floss or thin string around the metal knobs and create decorations. Or the Minions ones could work as coasters.
Offer: French cloth book for babies (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 23d - This is one of those fun books which has moveable parts like a pop-up / lift-the-flap (or “paper engineering”) book, but can be used by very young children because they can’t tear it. I thoroughly stain-treated and washed it after I found it. You don’t need to know French to read it, as the pictures are self-explanatory. However I can translate the whole thing if you want. What you do need is a little cloth bear which can fit in the overalls and other things on other pages (eg, bathtub, bed). It’s also missing a bottle or sippy cup to stick on the velcro in the fridge for the action “I drink my milk”. Or cut it up for patchwork or other crafts.
Offer: Pump for mini fountain or aquarium (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 23d - Bought this about 10 years ago and never used it. It’s a centrifugal pump. Box says it’s “a quality product” made in Italy! 🇮🇹 Brand: Hydor Size: very small = 6 cm / 2.4 inches Flow rate: 70 gph
Offer: Large girl’s swim shorts (Petworth/ Park View) Withdrawn 25d - IRL they look a bit more greenish than the photo shows. Lands End brand Kids’ Size 14/Large (the number is only loosely related to age) Good used condition
Offer: Hooks for hanging plant pots (Petworth/ Park View) Withdrawn 25d - 2 plastic hooks that attach to a certain standard plant pot that has 3 rectangular slots in their rims. They are a subdued dark green.
Offer: Magnetic childproof locks (Petworth/ Park View) 25d - These work great, but you have to drill a little hole through your cupboard door. More drilling is needed to screw in the two sides of the catch. Once in, though, they are really easy to use, regardless of your manual dexterity, tremor, arthritis pain, etc. A slight problem is that only one magnet “key” came with the set. However it should be pretty easy to buy a magnet strong enough to be a backup key. Only ask for these if you love getting out your tools for installing little gadgets like this! I have 7 of the original 8 and some parts. Photos of the actual catches are also available.
Offer: Hexagonal tin with lid (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 25d - Black with black foam inside. Foam has a cylindrical cut-out. It’s just a pleasing design but I’ve never found a use for it.
Offer: Lamp parts - brass (Petworth/ Park View) Withdrawn 25d - 3 of these, labeled as such. About 1.5 inches. They screw into each other but there’s no channel for wiring to pass through.
Offer: Anyone still have DSL internet? (Petworth/ Park View) Withdrawn 25d - About a dozen phone line (yes copper land line) filters for DSL were unearthed in my basement. Maybe relaives living in the wilderness would want them? Or a museum…
Offer: 3 pcs plastic trellis appx 3’ x 8’ (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 29d - White with some dirt. One is about 6-8” shorter than the others.
Offer: Big plastic hook (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 29d - Designed for a Shark vacuum cleaner but you can hang anything on it. Screws into the wall. Good for a wet area like a porch, bathroom, etc. You might want to buy stainless steel screws for it.
Offer: Indoor/outdoor thermometer (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 29d - For weather, not health. A classic!
Offer: Laser level/straight edge (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 29d - Never used, just put new batteries in it. Very cool and time-saving if you hang pictures a lot or something like that. But I don’t.
Offer: Child-proof strap catches (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 30d - Set of two. Adjustable via the little ratchet bumps on the straps. The black and gray piece catches and releases the strap as needed.
Offer: Child-proof drawer/cabinet locks (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 30d - Two sizes: Set of 6 small locks is complete. Set of 7 larger locks has 5 left.
Offer: Unopened deli turkey (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 30d - Thin sliced, 16 oz., Primo Taglio brand. Oven roasted, gluten free, but has some salt and sugar. It went to a picnic in a cooler bag and never got taken out of the bag. It went back in the fridge as soon as we got home. So it should be fine to eat, it’s just that we don’t eat turkey.
Offer: Brass and white light switch plates (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 30d - As seen in pictures. One is white plastic and two are brass. One is missing its screws, but I think I can find them.
Offer: Brass chain door “guard” (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 30d - You know, the thing that lets you open the door only a few inches. So, kind of a lock, but kind of not. One thing it works great for, is it can allow a cat to go through a door while preventing a baby from doing the same: perfect for wherever you keep the litter box.
Offer: Curtain rings and hooks (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 31d - White and silver.
Offer: Former lampshade now terrarium? (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 31d - Elegant brass hexagonal container with beveled glass panes and tiny ball feet. About 6 inches across. Would make a great mini greenhouse, display case or even a lampshade.
Offer: Black music stand for piano (Petworth/ Park View) 31d - This probably used to be some kind of sign, but we have found it works great as a ledge to hold music on the piano if there’s no music stand inside the lid.
Offer: Brass mail slot flap (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 31d - Standard size. Package opened but never used.
Offer: Gate closer (big spring) (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 31d - Package opened but never used. Screws into wooden gate and gatepost. Probably will cause the gate to slam, as it has no hydraulic cylinder to dampen the momentum.
Offer: Small styrofoam cooler (Petworth/ Park View) Gifted 34d - Interior 8” x 6” x 4.5” Exterior 11” x 9” x 7” Can include some ice packs if you want them.