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Briarcreek Farmhouse Furniture

 

Tree ring chronologies of old growth longleaf pine timbers cut for building purposes during the early history of the southern coastal plain can easily date back to the fifteen hundreds, virtually representing the entire recorded history of our country. Such associations make salvaged longleaf timbers one of the most meaningful regional materials available. Counting up to 75 growth rings per inch on exposed end grain can evoke almost mystical responses in those appreciative of the material.

 

Briar Creek Farm's furnishings were crafted of beams and timbers salvaged by the owner from nearby ante-bellum structures in extremely advanced stages of decay. Nail holes, knots, warps, twists and splits designed into the furniture visually enhance the rich character of the wood.

The Briarcreek Furniture is designed for the Briarcreek Farmhouse.

Robert M. Cain, Architect