Vintage is always a great choice Don’t be afraid to pick up vintage tools at your local thrift or antique store. Old tools such as planes, chisels and paint scrapers are often built sturdier than new ones. All you need to do is polish up the cutting blade
Salvaged architectural pieces will mesh into
your old house much better than pieces from a big box store. Don’t shy away from old doors, windows or millwork. If they’re a little larger than space allows, you can usually mill them down to fit your requirements. You might find some of the most beautiful pieces under decades of old paint, but with a little elbow grease and willpower, you can make them shine again—all for a fraction of what it would cost to buy the item already restored.