Industrial Veneer Press, 36.5"
Concave section of a two part, wood block veneer press. Stout concave and convex presses were used together with steam to mold sheets of wood veneer into specific shapes desired in furniture making. This was salvaged from the structure known as Lexington Furniture Plant 1, (LFI Plant 1). Lexington Furniture Company has consolidated this building’s processes with their LFI Plant 2 and are still in business. The oldest parts of LFI Plant 1 date back to 1901 when it was then operated by Dixie Furniture. This 1 million SF building is going to be selectively demolished and repurposed. The salvage of LFI Plant 1 will be featured on season 8, episode 2 of the DiY network show, “Salvage Dawgs”. Weight: 56 lbs, 6.5H x 16 x 36.5W