Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another Possible Use for a Junkdrawer

I think junkdrawers are great. I prefer to use them to keep entropy at bay, to isolate the inevitable clutter that accumulates in my life, to avoid the awkward mental challenges that come from sorting items that resist any obvious kinship with the more mundane objects that I tend to keep neatly organised, by type and proximity to their probable area of use.

Junkdrawers conceal our embarrassing inability to bring the kind of order to our lives that we may sometimes desire.

You can also build stuff with them.

Here's a video of a guy who built a very functional oud from a drawer. Of course, the question arises as to whether or not this was truly a junkdrawer. He portrays it as a normal clothing drawer. However, it seems improbable to me that he would actually requisition a clothing drawer that was already in use for it's intended purpose. I prefer to think it was merely a left over drawer from a discarded dresser. I bet it began to accumulate various items before he found a use for it. Such is the nature of junkdrawers.

If you build an oud from a drawer, where are you going to store it?

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