Q: Where do you get your reclaimed wood?
A: All over! We're located in Detroit, where there is a massive amount of renovation, rebuilding, remodeling, deconstruction, and building. Sometime's it's a house that's being demolished. More often it's a home or business that's somewhere in the building process, turning something old into something new. We work with old hardwood flooring, knotty pine paneling, cedar decking, structural studs, and about every type of wood you could imagine. If you're in the area, and are in the midst of a project, we'd love to hear from you!
Q: I bought a frame from you a year ago, can you make me another that matches?
A: Yes. And no. While we can definitely make one for you that's similar, we can't make you an exact match. Every frame is made by hand, and slightly different. Knots, nail holes, wood grain, paint patterns, and marks of usage are what makes our frames unique and special. We love that every single piece we make has it's own personality, that's what sets our work apart from buying a frame at the local Crafty-Mart big box store, and we wouldn't want it any other way.
Additionally, all of our paints are reclaimed from people's homes, garages, basements and workshops. If you have some old half gallons from when you painted your baby's nursery, bring them by and we'll put them to use! This re-use of old paint means that our color palette changes all the time. If you just LOVE the shade of green that's on a particular frame, snap it up, because when it's gone it's gone.
Q: How do I care for my new purchase?
A: Use it! It's important to us that our work is made to be used in the real world. Our trays are coated with polyurethane...spill a glass of wine on it, and wipe it clean with a damp towel. Our furniture is either waxed or coated to operate in the same way. We'd always recommend using a coaster on your coffee table, but if you forget one day, it's not the end of the world.
Q: What the heck is POST?
A: POST is our flagship store, showroom, classroom space, and so much more! We're located on the East Side of Detroit, in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood. Our building was originally a U.S. Post Office, built in 1940. In 2017, we moved in and converted it to a retail store, and the production space for Mutual Adoration, along with 3 other small businesses. It's an amazing space for shopping, learning, collaboration, and building. Learn more at Post-Detroit.com