Guide to old Chinese antique doors and Chinese old door panels, from collection to restoration.

imag0070_exposure Guide to old Chinese antique doors and Chinese old door panels, from collection to restoration.

I was in the warehouse just a few days ago, looking over a batch of antique door panels which just came in and it really reminded me just how cool some of these pieces are, especially the iron hardware, the various textures, and the overall character and charm of these bits of history. In the […]

Trend Guide: Rustic furniture made from reclaimed elm and other salvaged woods

dsci0052 Trend Guide: Rustic furniture made from reclaimed elm and other salvaged woods

Reclaimed & salvaged materials are environmentally friendly in that there are no new trees cut down to make the piece. Sources of wood may be old railroad ties, beams from old houses that have been demolished or even old doors. Old elm tends to be a favorite as Elm in fairly common in China.

CNC Woodcarving Machines: Hand carved vs. machines

P1060310-680x335 CNC Woodcarving Machines: Hand carved vs. machines

Last week we went to an exhibition of new classic Chinese furniture. There were not only factories of furniture, but also those selling frightening robot-like CNC machines… It made me wonder if hand made is even in threat of becoming less-abundant even here, even in this workmanship, even in art …

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