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Meet Mo the Cat

A familiar face around Old House Depot belongs to Mo (short for Moselle) the tomcat. The green-eyed tabby has quite the local fan club.

Jim explains how Mo came to join his family in 2010. “I was down with a guy we know buying wood in Moselle, Mississippi. It was the middle of nowhere, with no houses around. This kitten came along, probably around 12 weeks old, and everybody carried him around. When I got into my truck to leave, I found him asleep in front of some beams in front of trailer, right at home.”

Ann says, “Jim calls me on his way home and says, ‘I’m bringing home a cat.’ Now Mo travels with us. In the morning, Mo walks into his carrier and goes to work with Jim. At 5, he gets back into the carrier to go home. He also plays fetch!”

See more photos of Mo in the "Just Mo" album on Facebook.

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Custom order handcrafted wood items from Old House

We build most items from vintage, antique wood like cypress and old heart pine. We're also happy to incorporate materials like glass and metal, or add intricate inlays. Bring an image for local craftsmen Anthony Jones and Henry Archino to model, or simply describe what you envision. They will bring your design to life!

Large custom builds have a three-week turnaround.

Popular orders include:

  • Tables
  • Headboards
  • Bookshelves
  • Pedestals

Smaller Gifts

We can craft small custom items in less than a week, such as:

  • Picture frames of all sizes
  • Mirror frames
  • Cake stands and serving platters

Order a beautiful, one-of-a-kind gift that will become a beloved part of your home. Call us at 601-592-6200 or come by the store!

5 Ways to Use Reclaimed Wood for Home Decor

Reclaimed wood is a popular material among carpenters and do-it-yourself types. Because it tends to come from interesting sources such as barns, wine barrels, or even boxcars, it has a history and unique character. It's  environmentally friendly to reuse existing lumber rather than buying it new, and old growth wood tends to be sturdier than new growth wood.

You can save money by constructing furniture from reclaimed wood yourself, or you can hire a carpenter to build it for you (Old House Depot takes custom orders). Here are 5 ideas for using reclaimed wood for home decor:

1. Tables

Add a conversation starter to your dining room by adding a table made of reclaimed wood. Your chairs can be more simple and inexpensive when you have a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind table. Reclaimed wood is also a great material for coffee tables, kitchen tables, and end tables. 

2. Headboards

Imagine waking up to a beautiful wooden headboard every morning. The design potential is unlimited -- you can mix wood panels in different shades and configurations, or you can go for a traditional look by sanding and staining the wood. 

3. Wood paneling

Reclaimed wood paneling adds a remarkable decorative touch to any room of your home. Frame the fireplace or panel the kitchen island. Add texture and warmth to your walls. Apartment Therapy features how-to posts on using distressed reclaimed wood panels for a quirky look, or smoother reclaimed wood panels for a rustic look.

4. Bookshelves

Book lovers will find reclaimed wood bookshelves as romantic as the tomes they support. Even better, if you custom build your bookshelves, you can design them to fit any space. Try floating shelves above your bed, or shelves in the living room that fill an entire wall. 

5. Picture Frames

Add an extra warmth to photos of your loved ones, or your favorite pieces of art, by framing them in reclaimed wood. You can size your frames to fit pictures of any size, and the rustic look of the wood contrasts well with any colors. 

Find reclaimed wood in various shapes, sizes, and hues at Old House Depot. If you love reclaimed wood but not DIY, call us at 601-592-6200 to ask about our custom builds!

New Uses for Old Things

​We love when our customers share photos of what they've done with items they've found in the store! Here are a couple of examples:

From Eleanor Mathis:
From Eleanor Mathis: "State string art by Curiously Wrought made on reclaimed pine from Old House Depot."
Reclaimed wood table made by Doss Kevin Dingli and Bonnie Dickerson. Bonnie says,
Reclaimed wood table made by Doss Kevin Dingli and Bonnie Dickerson. Bonnie says, "We dig the old wood with our modern furnishings."

Meet Mo the Cat

A familiar face around Old House Depot belongs to Mo (short for Moselle) the tomcat. The green-eyed tabby has quite the local fan club.

Jim explains how Mo came to join his family in 2010. “I was down with a guy we know buying wood in Moselle, Mississippi. It was the middle of nowhere, with no houses around. This kitten came along, probably around 12 weeks old, and everybody carried him around. When I got into my truck to leave, I found him asleep in front of some beams in front of trailer, right at home.”

Ann says, “Jim calls me on his way home and says, ‘I’m bringing home a cat.’ Now Mo travels with us. In the morning, Mo walks into his carrier and goes to work with Jim. At 5, he gets back into the carrier to go home. He also plays fetch!”

See more photos of Mo in the "Just Mo" album on Facebook.

From Drawing to Reality: Custom Cabinet

All of our custom projects start with a drawing.
All of our custom projects start with a drawing.
Anthony attaching the doors, making sure they're fit perfectly square.
Anthony attaching the doors, making sure they fit perfectly square.
Final piece, ready to be picked up by the client.
Final piece, ready to be picked up by the client.

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