Category: Kitchen and Dining

Trestle Table vs. Leg Table: The Pros and Cons

Beth Rice 25/08/2022

Your dining table is so much more than just a place to eat. It’s a hard-working host, a gathering place, a workspace, a centerpiece, and a reflection of your personal style. Table style, shape and size are all important factors when it comes to deciding on the dining table that’s just right for you. Here we put the trestle table against the leg table and compare the pros and cons of each. Trestle Table Story… Trestle Table vs. Leg Table: The Pros and Cons

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Drop Leaf, Gateleg and Draw Leaf Tables: How are they Different?

Beth Rice 30/06/2022

Dealing with a small space but still want to be able to host a dinner party? Let’s chat about three table solutions that can help. They are the drop leaf, gateleg and draw leaf dining tables. Drop leaf, gateleg and draw leaf dining tables help you save space and still host a dinner party. Drop leaf and gateleg tables date back as far as the late sixteenth century in England. They were used during the… Drop Leaf, Gateleg and Draw Leaf Tables: How are they Different?

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Create a Nook Look: Breakfast Nook Ideas for Your Kitchen

Beth Rice 07/04/2022

We all love the look: the nook look. Irresistibly charming and cozy, the breakfast nook isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Breakfast nook ideas cover everything from eating meals to working on projects and puzzles, to playing games with family or enjoying coffee on a lazy Saturday morning. Upon hearing the words “breakfast nook,” visions of fluffy pancakes, cozy pajamas and a cup of coffee with family gathered around may come to mind. What constitutes a… Create a Nook Look: Breakfast Nook Ideas for Your Kitchen

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10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

Beth Rice 24/03/2022

Live edge furniture offers a unique look that fits both rustic and contemporary settings with ease and brings elements of the outdoors inside. Curious about live edge furniture? Read on for some of our most popular live edge questions. What is live edge furniture? Live edge furniture displays a live edge, that is, the natural edge of wood that’s found just beneath the bark of the tree. When lumber is cut into slabs, the edges… 10 Questions About Live Edge Furniture

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5 Custom Home Bar Ideas

Beth Rice 17/02/2022

Staying indoors during the pandemic prompted many of us to create additional comfort within the home, along with new work spaces and amped up outdoor spaces we could go to for relaxation. A five o’clock break time from zoom meetings, computer work and studies made an evening drink a nice idea. Home bars were inserted into these spaces, both inside and outside, confirming the fact that you don’t need a huge space to host a home… 5 Custom Home Bar Ideas

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Things to Know About Pub Tables

Beth Rice 22/12/2021

Let’s set the record straight. A pub table (also called a bar table, high table, gathering table or standing table) is not the same as a counter height table and while stylish, sturdy and fun, they’re not for everyone. What areas do pub tables work best in? What’s the comfort factor like? What are the benefits? We’re covering these areas and more in things to know about pub tables. Table Heights The heights of different… Things to Know About Pub Tables

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4 Facts About Trestle Tables

Beth Rice 28/10/2021

Perhaps the oldest style of dining table, the trestle table serves up style and benefits. We’re sharing four facts about trestle tables to help you determine if this is the table type for you. What is a trestle table? It’s the base that makes the trestle table something to talk about. The body of a trestle table consists of usually two (but sometimes three) trestle supports spaced evenly that are often connected by a stretcher… 4 Facts About Trestle Tables

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How to Choose the Right Dining Bench

Beth Rice 27/05/2021

Exactly what’s involved in choosing the perfect dining bench? Measurements, bench requirements and design preferences are all involved in choosing just the right bench for your dining room or kitchen. Key Measurements for Dining Benches Dining bench length should be equal to the length of your dining table or slightly shorter. In order to allow enough room for your legs to rest between the bench and the tabletop, the height of the seat is important… How to Choose the Right Dining Bench

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Facts About Furniture Feet

Beth Rice 20/05/2021

Furniture feet come in all shapes and styles. The feet of chairs and tables have often reflected different style periods throughout history. Different parts of the world developed their own furniture styles and over time influenced each other, bringing furniture feet through different phases that saw them wearing buns, balls and even claws. What facts can we share about furniture feet? Well, different feet developed at different times, and here we share some of the… Facts About Furniture Feet

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Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

Beth Rice 08/04/2021

It’s the age of reclaimed barnwood, and one of the great things about it is barnwood already comes into the picture with staying power, having served its time on the land as barns. Now, it transforms into unforgettable furniture, with strength and history that are likely to keep it part of home furniture collections for another century to come. What else makes reclaimed barnwood so popular, and what makes it unique enough to not become… Why Is Reclaimed Barnwood So Popular?

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Should You Fill Wood Knots on (Rustic) Wood Furniture?

Beth Rice 18/03/2021

Rustic wood furniture embraces the natural, and with that au natural look come knots. Should you fill them? What does that mean? How is it done? What are the benefits? Let’s take a look. Defining Rustic Wood Furniture While rustic wood furniture is a style that embraces the natural, accepts imperfections and celebrates rugged elements, people often interpret “rustic” in different ways. While some might like sun spots on barn wood or pin holes left… Should You Fill Wood Knots on (Rustic) Wood Furniture?

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Custom Breakfast Nook FAQs

Beth Rice 11/03/2021

Gatherings for family meals come in all shapes and sizes, and so do Amish custom breakfast nooks. There are a number of questions that arise regarding a custom breakfast nook, which are built with solid wood and interchangeable features. We’ve taken those questions and answered them here to help you on your path to finding the perfect custom nook. Can an upholstered seat or back be added to my breakfast nook? Yes. Amish breakfast nooks… Custom Breakfast Nook FAQs

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The Advantages of Folding Furniture

Beth Rice 04/03/2021

The advantages of folding furniture don’t all necessarily focus on saving space. While it’s true this transformable furniture is considered a space saver, there are other benefits to consider as well. Perhaps you camp frequently, entertain occasionally or prefer pieces of furniture that can multitask and get tucked away. Folding furniture can achieve those goals. Let’s take a look. Helps Keep Things Organized With shelves that flip open and fold closed when needed, furniture that… The Advantages of Folding Furniture

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Things to Know About Wood Inlays

Beth Rice 25/02/2021

Wood inlays are a type of furniture feature that catches the eye. They represent the work of a true artisan, and they require a skilled hand to add them to wood furniture. What is a wood inlay and what does it do? A wood inlay is the addition of an often contrasting, colored material into a shape that’s cut out to accept the inlay. It is fit flush with the item it’s added to. The… Things to Know About Wood Inlays

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5 Things to Love About an Amish Secretary Desk

Beth Rice 11/02/2021

It’s pretty easy to name five things to love about a secretary desk, from its space saving features to its collection of storage compartments. When you factor in the ability to customize, the solid wood, and the variety of styles to pick from, it’s even easier to name five things to love about an Amish secretary desk. Let’s take a look. Secretary Desk History The secretary desk has come a long way. Also referred to… 5 Things to Love About an Amish Secretary Desk

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