LumberJocks

Reply by builtinbkyn

  • Advertise with us

Posted on What makes something an heirloom?

View builtinbkyn's profile

builtinbkyn

2942 posts in 1417 days


#1 posted 03-15-2018 12:46 AM

I think it goes beyond just a hand-me-down idea. Heirloom furniture is desired by those who aren’t related to the maker. I think the term used in regard to furniture means something that withstands the tests of time and use in many different ways. Something strong (not necessarily in a literal sense) and of quality. Something that has a design that endures thru the ages. Something that is handmade and not easily reproduced. I think it also will have an artful quality to it and not pedestrian and mundane.

I think an heirloom piece has all of these qualities.

I’ll add, a family heirloom isn’t necessarily an heirloom piece of furniture. It may have sentimental value, but no value to others. JMO :)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com