Okay so this is more of rant than a blog, but I need to get something off my chest before I explode, so excuse my being blunt. I’m pretty sure many of you have come across “primitive wooden projects” being sold at craft fairs etcetera. I my self in my area run into this every where. My problem with this I don’t consider these pieces to be primitive, I do consider them to be nothing more than piss poor excuse of craftsmanship. from the knicks in the wood you were to lazy to sand out to the lousy stain job you applied. the rough edges, or the hammer marks from the nails you hammered in that you didn’t sand down. That to me is not primitive that’s, a seventh grade woodworkers project that deserved an F. I own several old pieces of furniture that were all built before modern power tool and none of these pieces have hammer marks, knicks in the wood, or a rough finish, and don’t sit there and call it rustic, or Farmer style either, call it what it is. a piece of crap built by a piss poor wannabe wood worker. to me a piece that is primitive is one that was done with all hand tools, from the cutting of the pieces with a saw, to using a chisel to make the the rabbet and dado’s, to the sanding by hand. well that’s the end of my rant.