Why Should We Save Old Wood?

Why Should We Save Old Wood? “New is good, old is bad” We hear this mantra in our society every day. Somehow your home is substandard if you don’t install vinyl windows and vinyl siding. The replacement product industry claims these products are “no maintenance, energy efficient and will last forever”. From my prospective, nothing […]

Getting Shellacked

Getting Shellacked For over two thousand years, shellac was a product of choice for dyes, flooring, woodwork, furniture and as a sealer. Its use as a wood finish flourished in America from the 1600’s through the first half of the 20th century. The qualities making it so popular are ease of application, fast drying time, […]