If you admire the craftsmanship of antique furniture but cringe at heirloom price tags, take a look at the Post & Rail Collection. The furnishings were inspired by a time when carpenters worked without screws or staples. Instead, junctions have internal dowels or have mortised and tenoned with supporting hardwood timber nails. And each piece is crafted of recycled and reclaimed wood and hand-cast hardware.
These are the antiques of the future. Visit any Art Van Furniture location to experience them in person. But hurry: the pieces are bench built and are available in limited quantities. Take a peek at five of our favorites:
The Jamaican Sunset finish on the Seven-Drawer Dresser is as stunning as it is warm. The instant heirloom has hand-cast metal pulls, which give the piece character and texture. Its simple lines and solid craftsmanship would be at home in a rustic or casual setting as well as in an urban atmosphere.
Made of reclaimed pine, the Post & Rail Dining Table is durable and earth friendly. Dress it up or down with your choice of seating. With matching chairs, this table would invite gatherings in an informal kitchen. Or add leather Parsons chairs with nailhead trim for a more modern look.
The Post & Rail Sideboard adds much needed storage to any dining room or kitchen. With five drawers and two cabinets, it will hold china, linens, serving pieces or even barware. The Sideboard would also make a great addition to a family room and could easily hold games and movies.
Imagine coming home and tossing your keys on this gorgeous console table. Placed in a foyer, its welcoming design would fit any style décor. With two drawers, it can easily hold small necessities, such as gloves or a lint brush. It’s also a great piece to be used behind a sofa. But make sure it’s in full view, as its craftsmanship deserves to be seen.
Finally, the Post & Rail Blanket Chest is a piece of furniture with nine lives. Use it as a living room cocktail table. Place it in a bay window with cushions for seating. Use one to hold a flat-screen TV. Place one in your master bedroom to hold extra blankets and pillows. Put one in your mudroom and use it as a place to put on boots. The possibilities (and compliments) are endless.