Reclaimed Wood Wall Art Custom Made Oak Lath Horizontal Rustic Modern Wood Abstract Wall Art

Original Reclaimed Wood Art by Alley Cat Design Studio

Catherine and Alan Moore

"Worn Leather" Reclaimed 1890s Oak Lath Artwork 2016

Rustic - Modern – Contemporary Wood Abstract Wall Art

Reclaimed 1890s Oak Lath Material

h32" x w36" x d1 3/8"

Made to Order Only.

~ Reclaimed 1890s Oak Lath Artwork "Worn Leather" ~

.. conjures up the heady scent of a saddle shop... soft, supple work gloves that have long taken the shape of the hand who wore them... dusty boots with scuffed toes... and grandpa's old high backed desk chair.

"Worn Leather" is made from oak lath rescued from an 1890s home undergoing renovations in the historic Midtown district in Springfield, MO.

The original rough sawn edges – along with various thicknesses - many quite uneven – along with the criss- cross saw marks and nails holes still remain - evidence of the old building techniques used back in the day.

Stain takes to old wood differently than it might on newer wood.
Lath especially seems to take its time absorbing the pigments into its grain, like it wants to pause and ponder just how much color it is willing to accept... nothing more, nothing less.
I begin the process imagining one color and the lath will almost always outperform my expectations.
The resulting color is always a treat to see - duskier and more subtle - like worn leather.

I love working with oak lath and I think you will agree, this old workhorse that was once used solely to shore up our plaster walls has emerged a Prima Donna, ready to take the stage a star and steal the show!

If you are a fan of our original "Worn Leather" you might have noticed that we've refreshed its look and updated its colors.
This is necessary from time to time to feature the newest shades of stain that have replaced those that have been discontinued.
~ The discontinued yellow stain has been replaced with a YELLOW paint glaze technique
~ The discontinued driftwood gray has been refreshed with a slighter DARKER GRAY with a WHITE PICKLING technique
~ The discontinued variety of light, medium and dark brown stains have all been updated as well.
This following two changes are by choice, so please let me know if you'd prefer the original colors.
~ Instead of the bright blue we've exchanged it for a NAVY BLUE
~ The cranberry color now wears a blush that leans more RED

Rough Sawn Oak Lath Frame: finished in an environmentally friendly water based stain:
A two-step application of several colors that result in this rich dark brown with more depth.
All new nail holes will be filled and hand sanded.
Frame Style: The reclaimed oak lath frame shown in photos features a squared corner frame.
Mitered corners are not available with Lath frames.

All surfaces are finished and sealed with at least three coats of quality clear matte poly finish... with hand sanding between coats for a feel and luster that resembles wax and is neither too dull or too shiny.

The back is neatly finished with brown paper and is signed by artists, titled and dated.

All Artwork arrives Ready to Hang with Two (2) Large Metal D Ring Hangers.
~ No other wires are necessary to add
~ Large Hangers can support up to 100 lbs. each - and are screwed into the plywood for superior strength and hold
~ Hanging Instructions are included in every order
~ Two Course Thread Screws - perfect for sheet rock applications - will accompany your order

Recommended method of cleaning/dusting: Gently use a soft bristled brush or vacuum with brush attachment.

Images in photo may not be to scale and is shown for design purposes only.

NOTE: Our Reclaimed Wood Artwork is One-of-a-Kind. While each piece will be carefully handmade using the same varieties of reclaimed woods… finished in the same or similar stain and paint colors and is virtually impossible to replicate two different pieces of this artwork to look exactly alike.
The reclaimed wood found in our artwork may contain some or all of the following: the original surface saw cuts, wood knots and holes, uneven thicknesses, notches, scraps, crevices, rust stains, nail holes, discolorations and other imperfections or blemishes. Each will be examined on an individual basis by the Seller for its integrity and solidness – and/or may be filled with wood filler, hand sanded to remove splinters or rough patches or left alone to create textural interest.
These characteristics are what make each piece of artwork unique and should not be considered a defect.
However, if one of these features is a concern - please speak to the Seller prior to ordering or at the beginning of the project to avoid delays.


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