Antique Wood

BEAUTIFUL AGED WOOD

What natural element ages as beautifully as wood? As with humans, it is exposed to gentle care and polish when new, exposed to the elements of time when aged. Though the newly constructed highboy stands strong and sturdy, the decades old writing desk has a strength of time. It tells a story, or two, or three. It bares the faded semicircle of a perspiring summer drink. The legs seem not as steady as in the past, yet support the weight of words written and elbows rested.

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 Scratched and scarred matters not to those of us who appreciate the well worn wood. There is no substitute for the patina which occurs over the years. As a matter of fact, designers and builders are repurposing aged wood for flooring and cabinetry. Perhaps an entire room or floor is not in your budget or to your liking, however a sampling of antique wood in some form or another adds character to any space.

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Take a moment and observe the aged wood in your home. Has it been with you for so long, you overlook it? Is it a piece that doesn’t command applause and adoration from others, but you could never let it go? Give that generational hand me down a second glance. Move it to a center of focus, accessorize with a touch of formality. Hmmm…a new life for a dear friend. Pay attention to old friends and aging loved ones every day because…

EVERY DAY MATTERS

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