There is just something incredible about walking through an antique furniture shop in Jacksonville. Here are Eco Relics, we have been excited to grow our selection of antiques. We have had the chance to find some incredible treasures in our search.
How Old Does Something Have to Be to Be Considered an Antique?
When it comes to most things, the items needs to be over a 100 years old to be considered an antique. The exception to this is cars. A car is considered antique after 25 years.
While antique furniture is not classified as a true antique until it is over 100 years old, many people still enjoy finding vintage furniture from previous era’s. We have come across some incredible items over the last few years.
Where Do I Find Antique Furniture in Jacksonville?
Why, Eco Relics of course? Surprising to you? Yes, we started out with the vision of salvaging as much building materials as possible from old homes and constructions sites.
In our efforts to save the landfills from more waste, we have discovered many great relics and antique furniture in Jacksonville. You will be surprised at the number of unique and cool relics we have stocked our showroom with.
Where Does Eco Relics Antique Furniture Shop in Jacksonville Get The Furniture?
Our inventory is all used and comes from the community around us. Sometimes, we get a call from other areas and states that want us to come and pick up their load of treasures. It has been a real journey getting the word out that we are in the business of salvaging as much as we can.
We regularly go out to estate sales, older homes slated for destruction, and newer construction sites to get usable items. Not only do we go out and find salvage building materials, cool relics, and antiques, we have people stop by to drop off their used items.
We make it possible for people to sell their unwanted building supplies and trinkets. This creates a win/win situation for all of us.
People come in our doors and are shocked to find we are a growing antique store in Jacksonville. The word is really spreading about our efforts.
How Do I Take Care Of Vintage Furniture?
Vintage and antique furniture needs to be cared for specifically. If you want your furniture to last a bit, here are some things you can do to keep it in good condition.
- Avoid direct sunlightAny kind of furniture you have should not be placed under a window. If you do put your furniture near a window, keep the shades drawn or blinds closed. Direct sunlight will dry out material and wood, causing the already aged furniture to lose life.
- Do not place near heat ventYou want to keep from drying out your furniture. When heat blows directly on the furniture, it can cause the wood to crack and material to dry rot. You will also want to avoid putting it close to fireplaces as well.
- Clean up spills immediatelyShould something get spilled on your antique furniture, go ahead and clean it up immediately. Take care to not rub the material hard, or you can cause damage to the upholstery. Use gentle cleaning supplies. A bit of vinegar water can clean up most spills.