✋🤯STOP and think before you chuck it!!! PLEASE!
This is not the first time I’ve been in this position, but now, I just can’t take it anymore! I nearly never find the time to post things on social media but I’m hoping this might make a difference if it’s out there..
I ...was going about my business when I spotted a refuse skip right outside the famed Ballutta Buildings in Sliema, full to the brim with all sorts of stuff. I managed to salvage 3 pelmets and vast quantities of mahogany timber.
As I was excavating away, the owner of said skip/interiors, an elderly lady, stopped to ask me what I was doing and why.
In brief, I walked her through the materials and construction techniques of what was salvageable, told her their value and what it would cost if she had to have such objects made today out of solid wood- mahogany no less.. she almost burst into tears and told me that she spoke to several dealers and no one was interested in them, giving her the impression that they had no value.
I found dusty foot prints all over the butchered furnishings, which I was told consisted of a large Victorian mahogany sideboard, several art deco interior pieces and other furnishings.
How sad that we live in a world where laminate and ply wood (not discrediting it as a material!) are more in favour and therefore, more expensive, than solid wood, something that in itself has the potential to withstand the test of time and is where the true value lies.
How sad, that we live in a world that favours machine made objects over the hand crafted.
How sad that this lack of knowledge is so rampant, even among so called experts in the field.
How sad, that we destroy in seconds what has taken a long while to be created.
How sad that we don’t favour a culture of reusing, of being sustainable or giving items away, free of charge, if we are no longer attached to them.
Please, take a stand, and if you don’t understand, just call us on 9998 4494 with any queries you might have.