Every timber, every single piece of flooring, that you see in this photo, was created by men more than two hundred years ago, using nothing but hand tools to convert trees into what you see here. They harvested wood from forests that had never seen an axe, nor a saw, and from those primal woods these men chose the best of those trees to create this house.
Even the nails holding the flooring in place were handmade, by a blacksmith, one at a time.
All this wonderful material and craftsmanship… so abused and unappreciated… was about to live again, in all it’s deserved splendor.
Originally posted 2015-05-28 14:04:42.