About the House, An American in Wexford, Antiques, Ireland, Travel, Tutorials and Information

How we Redesign an Antique- Step one go to Picker Place- Tutorial

We have had readers ask us how we do a redesign and what does that mean.  For us, in a redesign, John takes an antique something and remakes it as something unintended; repurposed. A good example is seen in the vintage sewing machine tables. John takes the cast iron bases of the machine and makes a… Read More How we Redesign an Antique- Step one go to Picker Place- Tutorial

Decor & Design, Dining, kitchen, farmhouse, Furniture, Tables, Treadle Sewing Machine furiture, Tutorials and Information, Wood

JOINERY TUTORIAL Why it cost so much to ship our furniture

John is a professional joiner/carpenter.  He uses learned skills from a professional trade school in England as a young man…so when he makes furniture he does not use nails…he mainly uses joinery–the joining together of a piece of wood within another piece of the wood- a joint.  Screws are also used in his furniture making, but… Read More JOINERY TUTORIAL Why it cost so much to ship our furniture