"It's the little things that count - Using architectural salvage
items to beautifu, restore or renovate your home"
by Alice Cotton
Aside from the fact that architectural
salvage items can help restore the historical value of your home,
these items can also inspire a variety of new design ideas. The
problem lies in knowing whether an item is worthy of purchase. If
you find what seems to be the perfect item for your project, always ask
yourself: Is the piece structurally sound? There are times when
old and rusty, cracked and paint-flaked can be charming pieces,
but there are some important things to keep in mind.
(the article goes on to explain
list popular salvage items with tips on how to select worthy items.)