Tag: Reclaimed Furniture

What Material Makes A Good Mantle For Your Fireplace

The material you choose will depend a lot on what type of property you have. If it’s from the Victorian era then a cast iron mantlepiece is likely to be the best fit while for other properties and oak mantle would fit perfectly. We have plenty of examples of both at Beeston reclamation and whether…




Choosing A Hearth For Your Wood Burning Stove

Wood burning stoves are an increasingly popular way to heat the home but as with all things involving hot appliances and fires, some thought will need to be put into what surrounds it and that includes the hearth. You will find plenty of non-combustible options at Beeston Reclamation where we have a wealth of materials…




What Period Is Your House?

Choosing the right architectural features for your home is easier when you know what period your house is. Britain has a rich heritage of different architectural styles from centuries gone by and recognising those styles is easier when you know what to look for. Most period properties today will date back to one of three…




Top 3 Problems With Upcycling

We are currently in the midst of a boom in upcycling driven by concerns for the environment as much as demand for vintage style items of furniture and so on. This means there plenty of people now visiting reclamation yards looking for items that are a bit shabby around the edges that are ripe for…




Cheap And Easy Ways To Restore Old Furniture

Restoring old furniture can be a really pleasurable experience. If you’re creative it more than satisfies those urges and if you are keen on upcycling, then you can feel equally pleased you have saved yourself the bother of buying something new and probably mass produced. Restoring old furniture to its former glory, however, isn’t always…




3 High Quality Landscaping Materials You Can Source At Beeston Reclamation

Now is the best time of year to get out into the garden and start working on those landscaping projects in the garden. When it comes to materials, there are a number of ways to source what you need; go to your local DIY store, builders merchant or online or perhaps a reclamation yard where…




Corona Enamel Sign – A ‘Fizzical’ Reminder of Social History

Most people of a certain age will remember Corona fizzy drinks such was its reach and popularity up until the late 80s. Plenty of relics from the golden age of pop (the fizzy variety) still remain including the original Corona enamel sign we have on Display at Beeston reclamation currently. The history of the Corona…




Indulge Your Love For Beer At Beeston

Beer is a national obsession in the UK and competition amongst breweries is huge. This means that branding and marketing have always been of vital importance to beer producers, from beer mats to beer taps, the number of collectable items is huge and we have several interesting examples on display at Beeston reclamation. The hobby…




What the Humble Dovetail Joint Can Tell Us

You may remember doing woodwork at school and being asked to produce a dovetail joint. It is an important skill in carpentry and one that has been around since Egyptian times. The interesting thing about the dovetail joint is its usage in furniture and how the appearance of dovetail joints can be used to check…




How to Mix Contemporary and Period Features In Your Home

If you have just invested in a period house this may have been influenced by an appreciation of its period features. Most of us, however, don’t want to live in a house that doesn’t have at least some contemporary features to go with. Herein lies the difficulty when you to try to match those contemporary…