Having a husband who is also skilled at Carpentry....we never miss a Wood Show when they are on in Sydney...to him..it is the equivalent of a Design and Decoration Exhibition for me ( that's what he said)..and so I have come to appreciate the beauty and quality of all the different types of natural timbers we have here in Australia even more than I ever did before...and how they can be turned into something so magnificent when placed in the hands of a clever little craftsmen who has an understanding and appreciation for its beauty.
But even in its natural state..before being cut...sanded...waxed or polished..there is something just so beautiful about natural timber.
When you see a beautifully piece of hand crafted furniture...you cannot help but want to slowly and delicately run your hand along the top of it...feel its subtle edges.. intricate carvings....the flawless finish....seamless joins in the timber..and an appreciation for any craftsmen that is still using dovetails joins in furniture making.
So ..anyway..you can tell I have learnt alot from hubby..and his love of timber.
But a look I have loved and still do immensely...and possibly more so because we are freezing out little goolies off here in Oz at the moment with the winter we are having....is...Stacked wood fireplaces!!
Now seriously....if you have an old fireplace your not using ( smokes up too much, cant be bothered to be chopping wood, or buying it for that matter) then give your poor old fireplace a new look....and add a stack of logs...how adorably cosy, earthy and cheap is this look to create.....
And if your not a log person....then why not try books?
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