Wooden won­der s

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With the skele­tal sil­hou­ettes of leaf­less trees and branches stand­ing stark against crisp blue win­try skies, this is the sea­son to re­flect on the time­less beauty of wood. From the no­ble oak to slen­der wil­low, felled tim­bers have lived on in our homes and gar­dens for mil­len­nia – teased, wo­ven, carved, chis­elled and smoothed into myr­iad fur­nish­ings and ac­ces­sories. The vari­a­tions, rich grain­ing and con­trasts of this nat­u­ral fea­ture need lit­tle em­bel­lish­ment or or­na­men­ta­tion, so cel­e­brate the or­ganic ma­te­rial in all its unadul­ter­ated glory with this se­lec­tion of buys

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