This desk, part of the Flatiron Collection, was bought at Restoration Hardware. The re-claimed wood is antique and is from the Netherlands. In its former life, it served as a door. There are alot of holes and deep grooves in it from it’s previous life and from normal wear and tear. Rather than detailing it I cut and pasted the details from the website below:
The pairing of antique solid reclaimed elm doors and cast metal achieves the “form meets function” industrial appeal of Flatiron.
- Handcrafted of antique reclaimed elm doors and cast metal
- Reclaimed elm tabletop is hand-selected, planed, sanded and unfinished, with the patina of reclaimed wood
- Tabletop may have holes from hinges or door knob given its previous life as an antique door
- Welded, riveted solid steel frame stands on caster wheels and is supported by structural cross bracing
- By their nature, unsealed salvaged wood planks may be somewhat uneven, and may cup or bow slightly over time, further enhancing their rustic one-of-a-kind character; cracks may be present
- This item is artisan crafted with meticulous care. Given its handmade and hand-finished nature, variations in the wood or metal work are to be expected and celebrated. Each item is unique and no two are exactly alike. Quantities are limited.
ages and appreciates itself. Things that last a long/lifetime like Le Creuset dutch ovens, heavy and well constructed saucepans and restaurant grade porcelain dishes appeal to me because as they age, they’ll be seasoned, develop patina and in the case of cookware – work better than they did when they were purchased. I’ve gone through many flimsy baking tools for example baking sheets and once I finally threw out my last flimsy sheet, decided to invest in one with a solid aluminum construction with a rolled lip. They can cost up to twice as much but their use life is exponentially more than the flimsy version wasting less of my time buying new ones, and the landfill from the countless ones I’ve gone through.
Here’s what I made this weekend: spinach and mushroom quiche and soft pretzels. Pie crusts from scratch are time consuming and messy so I made double batches and stored some extra dough in the freezer for pies later on this week.