We just finished two extraordinary desks, created from two 19th century board shears. We were able to salvage the original beautifully worn table top from the J. Jaques & Sons Co. board shear. We added wooden shelves in the scrap traps of both tables. Each desk has a distinct silhouette. The commitment to beautiful aesthetics in 19th C manufacturing equipment is remarkable. Board Shears were the workhorses of the 19th C used in the manufacturing of boxes, books and paper goods. Functional ones are still used by contemporary bookbinders and crafts people today.