What is it that is so special or unique in vintage furnishings that the modern day furniture cannot offer us? There are few advantages of embellishing the house with few vintage pieces which will not only make the house look beautiful and classic but would also add some value to its existing look. There can be nothing that could match these pieces of ancestry for the craftsmanship and dedication with which these furniture or lighting were designed and manufactured are really great and such things cannot be found in the furniture of the modern era. Again quality is a very important thing which is unmatched in these grandma times’ items. The wood, the pins and the other materials that were used in their manufacturing were all of high and best quality and quality was never compromised.
Some reasons why people love to have few of these vintage pieces at home are:
A house has to be a house and not a place of show. A home that is stuffed with the modern day`s glam and trend can never be at par with a house with a few vintage furniture for they talk history and make their use a valuable and sensible one. They bring in the secret of a heart and soul house and such thoughtful furnishing is definitely going to be beautiful than the modern day interior designing.
They are very cost effective. The latest furniture and fittings are made of plywoods, glass and other materials which are rated high in the rate scale not just for their nature but for the workmanship in fitting them without even a slight break or scratch. The lighter a piece is, the more costly it is. As weight goes down in the scale, price goes high in the scale. But when comes to vintage pieces, they are not costly like the above but sometimes are sold at offer prices and sometimes even come as buy 1 get 1 offer.
Tenon joints – this is one major points that determine the value and age of a vintage furniture. These are generally very strong and demand special skills
Hence a vintage piece that had these intricate joining techniques was considered one of the best and sturdiest pieces.
These joints were hand-made and carpenters used thin pins that were tapered. This was very common till 1890 after which machine made dovetails became very popular.