Category: Furniture Tips

Things to Know About Rustic Quarter Sawn White Oak Wood

Beth Rice 26/01/2023

Wood that’s quarter sawn is cut differently, resulting in unique patterns that are stunning to see on a piece of wood furniture. Rustic woods are going to have more knots, streaks and color variations. Put them together and what have you got? Here are the things to know about rustic quarter sawn white oak wood. It’s cut differently. Here’s the secret behind the quarter sawn oak wood patterns. It’s all in the cut. Wood that… Things to Know About Rustic Quarter Sawn White Oak Wood

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Does Modern Amish Furniture Exist?

Beth Rice 22/12/2022

Modern Amish furniture does exist. Just because it’s made by hand with solid wood and will last from the birth of your child until they have their own children and beyond does not mean it’s limited to one style. In fact, that’s one misconception the vice president of DutchCrafters, Linse Miller, tries hard to dispel, frequently looking for ways to bring Amish made modern furniture center stage. While it’s true the Amish are known for… Does Modern Amish Furniture Exist?

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Three Popular Amish Furniture Wood Stain Colors

Beth Rice 15/12/2022

Wood stain colors can make or break the look of wood furniture, and choosing one is a big decision. Stain colors enhance the beauty of the wood grain pattern, they pull together the color tones of the room, and they transform the look of the wood. Working with solid wood furniture made in Amish country, we are well acquainted with wood stains and their effects on different wood types. We’re often asked what the most… Three Popular Amish Furniture Wood Stain Colors

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5 Questions About Log Furniture

Beth Rice 10/11/2022

Let’s face it. Log furniture helps us disconnect. Its natural rugged look represents another time long ago, when things were simpler, and there’s something so appealing in that. While log furniture has been around in the U.S. since the 1800s, its popularity grew in the early 2000s as many fell in love with rustic furniture for both indoors and outside. Log furniture is pretty rustic, with logs wearing knots, colorations, and markings that make it… 5 Questions About Log Furniture

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The History of the Daybed

Beth Rice 20/10/2022

While the exact origins of the daybed are not clear, the history of the daybed can be traced throughout ancient cultures. The ancient Egyptians and Romans liked to lounge lazily while socializing and eating. The Egyptians made daybeds from palm sticks bound together to build a unit they both sat on and slept on. Other materials used for early daybeds included stone, marble and cloth. Early daybed styles in ancient Rome featured piles of plush… The History of the Daybed

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Walnut vs. Brown Maple: Which Makes Better Furniture?

Beth Rice 13/10/2022

Walnut and brown maple are two woods that look good in dark stains. They’re easy to work with and both offer reliable durability. One is more expensive than the other and their grain patterns differ. We’re taking a look at walnut wood versus brown maple wood to see which makes better furniture. Walnut Wood Colors Let’s start with wood colors. Walnut wood is known for its exotic dark tones. The wood from the walnut tree… Walnut vs. Brown Maple: Which Makes Better Furniture?

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Wood Bookcase Buying Guide

Beth Rice 08/09/2022

Isn’t it great that a beautiful wood bookcase doesn’t have to be limited to an office? With so many designs and features available, the bookcase can find its place in a number of areas throughout the house. To help you find what will work best for you, we’ve put together a wood bookcase buying guide. Start with measurements. As with any furniture purchase, you’ll want to start by measuring the space you have to work… Wood Bookcase Buying Guide

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5 Questions About Wormy Maple Wood

Beth Rice 11/08/2022

Have you heard about wormy maple wood? It’s got a fascinating little story that took it from a wood that beetles were buggin’ in to a sought-after wood type for fine furniture. Here we cover the facts with 5 questions about wormy maple wood. Why is it called wormy maple wood? Wormy maple (also known as Ambrosia maple)  is so named due to small beetles boring into the wood. They deposit larvae causing discoloration of… 5 Questions About Wormy Maple Wood

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How to Measure for a Furniture Delivery

Beth Rice 28/07/2022

As funny as it was, to watch Ross, Chandler and Rachel trying to shove a sofa up the stairs to the sound of Ross shrieking “Pivot!” on the TV show Friends, no one really wants to be in that situation when it’s time to move furniture. So, how and what should you measure so you’re best prepared for a furniture delivery? Let’s take a look. Measure Your Space at Home Take measurements of the room… How to Measure for a Furniture Delivery

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Cherry vs. Oak for Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 23/06/2022

Curious about cherry and oak and how they compare? We’re back with another wood type comparison with cherry versus oak for wood furniture. The differences between cherry wood and oak wood are the opposite of subtle, and here we compare and contrast them to help you decide which you prefer for wood furniture. Cherry Wood vs. Oak Wood Both cherry and oak are big name stars in the wood type arena. Each have their own… Cherry vs. Oak for Wood Furniture

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Create the Right Chi: Feng Shui Tips for Your Home

Beth Rice 16/06/2022

Your home is your haven. It’s your personal space for living, laughing and loving with family, friends and loved ones. The art of feng shui aims to fill your home with warmth, comfort and everything positive. Whether your style is contemporary or country, transitional or formal, the principles of feng shui offer help to provide balance and the right flow of positive energy throughout your home. What is feng shui? The practice of feng shui… Create the Right Chi: Feng Shui Tips for Your Home

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Things to Know About Grommets

Beth Rice 28/04/2022

Shall we talk grommets? What are they? What purpose do they serve? What are the benefits and why should you consider adding them to your desk? Here are helpful things to know about grommets. What is a grommet and what does it do? A grommet is a round shaped edge strip that offers protection. It seals off the uneven or jagged edge of a hole to make it smooth for anything passing through it. Grommets… Things to Know About Grommets

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The History of the Living Room

Beth Rice 21/04/2022

How did the living room come to be? Why is it called a living room? Is a family room really a living room? How do they differ? Who knew the room we rely on each day for some relaxation could generate so many questions? Living room design really does have history behind it. Here’s how it goes. Before the Living Room While Louis the XIV lived in luxury, he didn’t necessarily live in comfort, and… The History of the Living Room

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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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Very Peri Perks: A Look at Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Beth Rice 17/03/2022

Building custom furniture, we work with colors every day. Wood colors, stain colors and upholstery colors that enhance the look of each piece we build. Which is why we always have an interest in the Pantone Color of the Year and the perks it brings. Let’s take a look at the fresh new shade that’s being called confident, energetic and full of possibility. What is Pantone Color of the Year 2022? The coveted spot this… Very Peri Perks: A Look at Pantone Color of the Year 2022

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