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"Weathered Key West" Reclaimed Wood - 1890s Oak Lath Artwork

"Weathered Key West" Reclaimed Wood - 1890s Oak Lath Artwork

"Weathered Key West" Reclaimed Wood - 1890s Oak Lath Artwork
Rustic - Boho - Tropical – Geometric - Contemporary Wood Abstract Wall Art

Introduce the subtropical warmth and colorful romance of the Florida Keys into your home... no matter where you reside - with it's weathered pastel painted houses, palm-lined streets and easy, breezy barefoot comfort... and the strains of a Jimmy Buffett song playing in the background.

Approx Dimensions: w36" x h19" x d1 3/8"

IN STOCK & READY TO SHIP in 1 to 3 business days!

Sorry, not currently accepting Custom Orders of this piece.

Made from oak lath rescued by the owners and Alan from an 1890s home that was being remodeled in the historic Midtown district in Springfield, MO.

The original rough sawn edges – along with various thicknesses throughout a single board - 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 1800s were still being used well past the turn of the century.

I have learned that stain and even paint takes to old wood differently than it might on newer wood.
Lath especially - regardless if its oak or pine - 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 - sometimes duskier and more subtle - sometimes richer and more brilliant.

I love working with lath and I think you will agree, this lowly old workhorse that was once used solely to shore up our plaster walls is worthy of being saved and given a second look as a viable medium.

Rough Sawn Pine Frame: finished in an environmentally friendly water based stain of a dark rich brown/black.
All new nail holes are filled and hand sanded.
Frame Style: Mitered corners

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.

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.