Barn Door Latch, Gate/ Wooden Fastener, Architectural Salvage, Weathered Wood Art, Rustic/ Primitive Time Worn Home Decor, Cabin Charm, Vintage Security Lock
If you think about it a moment, the cold cellar--where all the canned goods, root vegetables, and apples were stored when harvest was finished--represented a significant portion of a bygone rural family's wealth. Many of them wouldn't have been able to afford to buy what they could produce with their own gardens and their own labor. And yet, despite all that, most cellars were secured with set-ups just like this one. The same was true of sheds and barns that held generations of farming equipment and supplies. A simple tab to keep the door shut--a lot of them open inward--and a single lock. Most of the time, the latter was added much later.
Perhaps it might do us some good to reflect on whether all our 'progress' has been for the good.
But whether you take it as a piece of art or simply as rustic décor, this piece has aged rather beautifully, the wood weathered without having rotted. This is a salvage item, so it really is the product of time and use.
I make use of recycled packing and shipping materials, both to be eco-friendly and to minimize shipping costs. So don't worry--it might have come to you in an old television box, but your item was packed with care to arrive safely on your doorstep.