Perfectly Imperfect Furniture
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Beautifully imperfect I've long been fascinated by handmade utility furniture: the kind of stuff made to be used, not admired for the craftsmanship invested in its production.In the early 1980s, I bought an old chest of drawers from an antique shop in Reading, a large industrial town southwest of London, where I lived at the time.
It was made of a nondescript softwood known as deal and had originally been painted.I say 'originally' not only because it was clear from vestiges of remaining paint that it had at one time been painted, but because the wood was distinctly paint-grade in quality, with numerous knots and splits.
By the time I bought the piece it had been stripped by dipping in methylene chloride, a method of paint removal that is not only hard on wood but also on strippers (i.e., those who work with the chemical) — in fact, so hard on them that it has since been banned, at least in the United States.
I love this dresser because it was one of the first nice pieces of furniture I owned, and also because of its imperfections.It's an intriguing blend of rough and fine work, with hand-cut dovetails that...