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the things done on not enough money…

Category: Books November 2nd, 2010 by mbc

I’ve been poring over Roger Deakin’s Notes from Walnut Tree Farm again. I feel somewhat chastised for my insistence on oak in the interior of the barn (although there’s also beech in the kitchen)…

…converting old barns with as much oak as possible. Oak represents value now and is like gold teeth here: you have an oak staircase, an oak floor, oak bannisters. Yet I can’t help preferring the things an earlier generation of us did on far less money – the things done on not enough money…

Read more – Notes from Walnut Tree Farm on page 122.

…I told my wife we should have had softwood stairs – I wasn’t trying to be cheap – honest!

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  1. external doors Says:

    Oak is a wonderful hard wearing wood, and the grain has a lot of character. So your insistence is 100% valid :)

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