Category: Reclaimed Furniture

What Do Dovetail Joints Say About Furniture

There is far more to dovetail joints than something you might have learned as part of a woodworking class. Dovetail joints have been around for thousands of years and have a long history in furniture making here in the UK. Like anything else with a long history, dovetail joints will have a story to tell…




Isn’t It Time You Bought A Shepherd’s Hut For Your Garden?

David Cameron spent 25,000 on one and they’re beginning to find their way into all sorts of design magazines. Isn’t it time you invested in a not-so-humble shepherd’s hut? Shepherd’s huts, as you might have heard are taking the country by storm providing a new dimension to the ‘man caves’, ‘woman caves’ and of course…




How Victorian Furniture Was Built To Last More Than A Lifetime

William Morris the man often associated with the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. This typified the thinking in Victorian times that furniture should be crafted, beautiful to look at and just as importantly fit for…




Antiques Maybe From the Past But They’re Also An Investment For The Future

If you are considering buying antiques and haven’t done so before, it is worth visiting us at Beeston reclamation yard first and seeing what’s on offer before spending big. Antiques sales is a business like any other business and you will find many shops on the high street selling antiques for a handsome profit. Often…




How To Care For Old Period Furniture

You will find many examples of period furniture here at Beeston Reclamation and if you are lucky you may pick up a bargain if you are quick enough. Furniture is often sold within weeks of being put on display and sometimes in even less. Our customers know that antique furniture is built to last and…




Old Antique Furniture Where To Find It And What To Expect

The appeal of antique furniture continues to endure because there are always plenty of buyers and collectors willing to invest sometimes very large sums of money on high quality items that have been around for 100 years or more. The quality of antique furniture varies tremendously in its condition while certain pieces carry a high…




What Sorts Of Things Can You Expect To Buy At A Reclamation Yard?

One of the main attractions of visiting a reclamation yard is you never know what you will find let along expect to buy. A reclamation yard will have anything from reclaimed building materials to furniture and unusual antiques on display at any one time. This makes a visit to more of a voyage of discovery…




Luxury British Design Looks To The Past For Inspiration In 2017

When you look at the latest trends in design coming from cities like Paris, you may not expect to see lots of inspiration from history but this is exactly what we will be seeing this year. This is good news if you are looking to invest in antiques or source some historical items from the…




Garden Planning for Spring

Spring is in the air and for some of us it’s time to start looking at the garden again after what seems like a very long winter has come to an end. A lot about spring gardening involves tidying things up, making sure the lawn is mowed and sweeping away any debris that may have…




Ikea’s Real Impact On Antique Furniture

Prices for antiques are now at their lowest in relative terms since the 1930s and it’s all Ikea’s fault according to many articles circulating in the media. So are things really as bad as they are saying? Ikea certainly seems to have gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt it has staying…