Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Staniforth house and the innerconnections between time and family in a small southern town
This was without a doubt a very fulfilling project for me for a number of reason. I had the opportunity to build some beautiful furniture and even get into iron work, but once again it fascinates me how connected we are in this little town. You see, Thomas Staniforth, my ancestor who built that house didn't just live there. he litterally built it. He was a contractor and he used his home as his showplace for potential customers to see what all he could do. Each room is different with different millwork and different paint schemes. I relate so well to this because I do the same thing 170 years later. I don't build houses, but I do build furniture and I do use my home as my showroom because it is filled with furniture I have built. It was William Faulkner who said "The past isn't dead. It isn't even past."