After a few years of working from home I needed to upgrade my workspace -- in particular, I wanted a standing desk.
I got a beautiful one and I was very happy.
Well, at least for the first 3 weeks. Then, one day as I was raising the desk, it caught on this small button on the wall.
The glass top shattered into a million pieces. Cleanup took hours. My beautiful desk was ruined.
Or was it?
The mechanism still worked fine, it just needed a new top. I could go to the hardware store and get a piece of
wood cut to the right dimensions -- but I didn't want to do that. Looking around I saw our wine rack and
thought about the old wine crates we had in the storage room...
After some gluing and sanding and varnishing (plus adding supports using the uglier pieces of wood) I had a new desktop.