Authentic Old Wood?



On December 11th 2008 the (dutch) critical consumers show ‘Keuringsdienst van Waarde’ aired a small documentary about Old Wood. For consumers reused, reclaimed wood is nowadays more popular than new. It has more story and it’s off course touching to use old sheets of wood for furniture or to lay an old castle floor in your small condo. Because of high demand, old wood has become more expensive.

And thus, it has become lucrative to make new wood old. In the television show is shown how this is done. For example, new wood is tortured with scraps of metal in a centrifuge and than sold as ‘Castle floor’. One can even see where an angry knight drove his sword into the floor!

Watch the show: (dutch language only)

RVU, Keuringsdienst van Waarde, Oud Hout (old wood)

Aired: December 11th, 2008

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Toon Verberg