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Good Timber by Douglas Malloch
Good Timber by Douglas Malloch
Good Timber by Douglas Malloch
Good Timber by Douglas Malloch
Good Timber by Douglas Malloch
Good Timber by Douglas Malloch

Good Timber

by Douglas Malloch

Wire Tree Frame

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$199.00
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$159.20

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Each print might look a little different since each one is hand aged.

PLEASE NOTE: PICTURES MAY SHOW DIFFERENT POEMS OR QUOTES, THESE ARE FOR FRAMING EXAMPLES ONLY.

Overview
  • Handmade Item
  • Frame Size: 8 x 10 
  • Frame Material: Barnwood
  • Framed with glass
  • Made to order
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    Humor-ous Description: Display a piece of classic literature with its age and character intact. A unique addition to anyone’s den, office, study, foyer, billiard room, or ballroom. Or maybe you want it in the bathroom, and hey, who are we to judge? We could go on and on trying to combine complicated adjectives to motivate you to purchase our product, in fact we wish we could. But we can’t. We're too busy doing things like trying to age paper without it disintegrating in our hands, or getting our fingers stuck in the mechanism of a 71 year-old death-trap of a typewriter. (Wall behind print not included.)

    Humor-less Description: We’ve hand typed (by means of a 1947 Smith & Corona typewriter) the poem, “Good Timber” by Douglas Malloch. It’s typed on paper we have personally aged through our own multi-staged process. The pictures are taken without glass in the frame so you can pick up on the detail, but be assured glass is included. Mounted on the frame is a hand twisted metal wire tree by CrazyAsheCreations also based here in Asheville, NC.

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    Poem Text

    "The tree that never had to fight
    For sun and sky and air and light,
    But stood out in the open plain
    And always got its share of rain,
    Never became a forest king
    But lived and died a scrubby thing.

    The man who never had to toil
    To gain and farm his patch of soil,
    Who never had to win his share
    Of sun and sky and light and air,
    Never became a manly man
    But lived and died as he began.

    Good timber does not grow with ease:
    The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
    The further sky, the greater length;
    The more the storm, the more the strength.
    By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
    In trees and men good timbers grow.

    Where thickest lies the forest growth,
    We find the patriarchs of both.
    And they hold counsel with the stars
    Whose broken branches show the scars
    Of many winds and much of strife.
    This is the common law of life."

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