Tag: Reclaimed Furniture

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…




What’s Is So Special About French Oak?

Why have a items on sale made from French oak including floorboards and tables. You may be forgiven for asking, what’s the difference between French oak and other European oak? Oak has a long history as a building material and has been used throughout Europe for more than a thousand years. This means the various…




The Biggest Items You Can Buy At Beeston Reclamation

You will find thousands of reclaimed items on display at Beeston reclamation at low prices but if you are feeling a bit more ambitious or you have a large architectural project in mind then you might consider one of these special items we currently have in stock. Life Size Bronze Lions £5,000 One pair of…




Spooky Items To Purchase From Beeston Reclamation This Month

With Halloween just days away, it’s time to look at some of the spookier items we have on sale this month at Beeston reclamation. Cauldrons have a long history and association with witches It’s easy to imagine a witch preparing potions in the giant cauldron we currently have on sale at Beeston or you could…




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…




How To Choose Period Door Furniture

If you happen to be renovating an older property, you will probably be considering a visit to the reclamation yard to choose some authentic items you can use for details. One of the most popular items on sale at reclamation yards are reclaimed doors and furniture. However it is important to consider the following before…




Tips On Buying Reclaimed Furniture And Looking After It

One of thing you learn when buying from an antique shop or a reclamation yard is that what you buy is never perfect. There will often be some changes made to the original item but this shouldn’t put you off, it’s all part it’s character. For example you may be looking at a particular piece…