Design v. ants

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The legs of this bureau are each immersed in small clay bowls of water to keep ants from scaling the sides and finding their way into the owner’s valuable spices and medicinal powders. A carefully calculated trade-off of the bureau’s longevity (or at least the time before the legs must be repaired due to water damage) for the security of what is stored inside.

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