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Found it on my newish homestead. It's very heavy and I'm assuming old. Anyone know what it is?
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What am I missing? It looks like a heavy wooden table with strap-iron feet.
 
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Seems like a nice low table that would be sturdy enough to bleed pigs or other medium sized animals out on. It would keep them high enough off the ground to keep them clean but without having to lift them way up and trash your back. Might also make catching blood easier. What's that dark stain on the lower end?
 
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You may not be missing anything. I found it in a barn under a pile of horse poop so I thought it may have some farm application. Regardless, it's superbly made.
 
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High Craig. There is some staining that I assumed was from being buried. Could be from something else all together.
 
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I've seen them in old tobacco and textile warehouses. Not sure of their name or their function. I just assumed them to be an older form of the modern pallet. Y'all got me wondering now, anybody got any better ideas?
 
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No better ideas from me Joe. I really like it and might clean it up and use it for a coffee table in my barn.
 
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It looks like something designed to keep a heavy object or appliance off the floor . Like a stand for a refrigerator or air compressor .
 
This. Exactly this. This is what my therapist has been talking about. And now with a tiny ad:
dry stack step
https://permies.com/t/125100/dry-stack-step
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