Bare walls have plenty of advantages: ample surface area for finger painting, an absence of disapproving Churchill posters, and no mirrors reminding you that your hair is on fire. Fill rooms' middles with furnishings so you can keep walls clear with today’s Groupon: for $100, you get $200 worth of handcrafted furniture at Wood Wine & Wire in Milton.
The timber tradesmen at Wood Wine & Wire use re-claimed wood to craft elegant and original pieces that exude an aged and rugged quality. Repurposing old shipping pallets, barn wood, and hobbled hobbyhorses, builders shape a host of unique home accessories, such as the two-tone square-candle board ($85) and solid-oak hurricane wine-bottle candle board ($95). Wood Wine & Wire also refashions old barn wood to engineer larger rustic pieces, including beds, kitchen islands, and dining-room tables. Give wine glasses a safe and sturdy home by purchasing a walnut party bar ($2,295), or soak up summer days seated in an oak adirondack chair ($425). Homeowners can choose from a host of predesigned furniture or let Wood Wine & Wire’s woodworkers create custom furniture, using shipping pallets to construct end tables and chairs that are fashionably unseaworthy.