It all starts with the wood.
In the 15 years of working with reclaimed wood Iíve discovered the secret to identifying great material. When it comes to vintage wood the real beauty is under surface. Iíve been to countless old buildings that were built in the 1800ís or early 1900ís in search of beautiful material for our furniture. What Iím usually met with is beat up planks full of grime and nails. This used to startle me but I learned that with a hammer a crowbar and a belt sander I could find out if the material was worth investing in.
Reclaimed wood thatís been properly milled is absolutely gorgeous and we take great pride in knowing just how much of the original patina to leave on each plank to bring out itís beauty. Each piece of furniture we create has a story to tell of Americaís past. A time when our country was being built, when our forefathers were forging a path through the wilderness to populate the burgeoning cities we now live in.
When you purchase a piece of furniture hand crafted by Peter Thomas Designs your not only buying an heirloom that can be passed down from generation to generation, youíre also buying a piece of Americaís history!
- Peter Thomas Moosbrugger