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When something is made from wood it feels special

I don’t know about you but when I see something made out of wood it makes me feel really good about that construction. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be a bookshelf or it could be a beautifully appointed Oak Framed Garage, it could be the eaves of a roof, the panels in a room or even the beams on a wattle and daub cottage from the Medieval period. Whatever it is it gives me a real glow.

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Why is this? I suspect  that it is something to do with the idea that there is real craftsmanship gone into making it. Like it has some kind of mystic that a skilled pair of hands took the wood and shaped into something out of nothing. Of course I am being a bit nostalgic. Once upon a time we all would have lived in the wattle and daub house, and if we had I suspect that we might have longed for the brick that we enjoy today.

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You’ll still see the odd wooden house cropping up now and again though. The material is just as popular. The only reason it’s not used as much is that modern buildings like to embrace the concrete and the stone or brick. I can see the appeal, it’s cheaper and it’s supposed to last longer but it still doesn’t quite have the same response in me, or in others, as a lovely bit of wood does. It’s a shame that all the artisan carpenters have all gone.


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Henry Doe is a seasoned DIY enthusiast and home improvement, blogger. With over 10 years of experience in renovating his own home, he has honed his skills in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. Henry's passion for creating beautiful and functional living spaces has led him to share his knowledge and experiences with his readers through his blog, "Home Sweet Home DIY." His goal is to inspire and empower homeowners to tackle their own home projects, big or small. When he's not hammering and sawing, you can find Henry hiking in the mountains or sipping on a latte at his local coffee shop.