My folks found this in an op shop (charity shop). I just love it. It is a homemade Lazy Kate for holding bobbins of yarn singles ready for plying on a spinning wheel. You can see the holes where the uprights were placed originally, but it probably tipped in plying. So, the uprights were moved back to make it more stable.
Solid and rough, a base to be proud of. Someone made this for a spinner, thoughtfully and ingeniously. In thinking only of utility, they actually made something very beautiful – something that speaks of the person who made it.