Posts tagged “Birch”

OCT
28
2015

Poor Man's Oak Furniture

By mwilcox

Fake Oak

Washstands like this one were sometimes called "Poor Man's Oak", because the Oak wood grain is a faux finish, stencilled on cheaper light colored hardwood such as maple, basswood or birch. If in good condition, the oak graining on them can be...

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JUL
01
2015

Eastlake Desk

By mwilcox

Eastdesk

This desk appears to date 1875-85 and is loosely based on the Eastlake Style, first popularized by Charles Eastlake in his book "Hints on Household Taste" in 1868. Desks like this were made right up to the 1890's, but in oak, birch or maple the...

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