The Secret of Aging Well? Hardwood Knows and Tells

I have just learned a most amazing new word:  dendrochronology. It’s the science of reading the growth rings of trees, … Continue reading

An Ill Wind Blows No Good

For three long, cold days this fall I was afraid to leave my house. Agoraphobia?   No.  Heart-break! The streets … Continue reading

Moulding a Heritage for an Unendowed House

It was a clear case of moulding envy, something anyone understands who’s ever felt a pang just from looking at … Continue reading

Love Beautiful Furniture?

You’re barking up the right tree! Let the philosophers have their Age of Reason and the literati, their Age of … Continue reading

American’s History: ‘Carved’ in Hardwoods

This is not a happy day: one of my favorite historical myths has just been shattered.   There are no horse’s … Continue reading

A 4-Letter Word for Inspiration? TREE

Except for love, few natural phenomena have evoked more poetry than trees. And, it follows, the beautiful hardwoods they contribute … Continue reading

When the Furniture is the Art

Question When is a chair not just a chair?  A table good enough to eat? And a desk as sexy … Continue reading


A Time-honored TRADITION We all say it – “Knock Wood” – and we all know why: it’s to prevent something … Continue reading