Category: Furniture Tips

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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The Pros and Cons of Pine Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 10/02/2022

Pine wood furniture brings with it pros and cons. And while the pros outweigh the cons, they’re both important to consider, especially when you’re investing in wood furniture. On the pro side, pine has a lower price tag, it’s easy to stain or paint, and it is strong enough to make furniture that’s durable and functional. On the con side, it can get marked and dinged, it has a knotty look, and stain or paint color… The Pros and Cons of Pine Wood Furniture

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Interior Design Ideas for 2022

Beth Rice 20/01/2022

As our homes continue to take on the unexpected changes and demands of our adapting lifestyles, the ways we use them, decorate them and take refuge in them will be reflected in what are some exciting, attractive and comforting interior design ideas for 2022. Pandemic pressures hit us all hard in 2020 and 2021 and continue to do so, with home offices and makeshift classrooms popping up out of necessity within our homes. We looked… Interior Design Ideas for 2022

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Amish Jewelry Box Buying Guide

Beth Rice 13/01/2022

Whether you’re searching for a gift or the right storage for your own collection, the Amish Jewelry Box Buying Guide can offer helpful tips. Read on for guidance on what to look for to find the best jewelry box to meet your needs. Types of Jewelry Storage There are many different types of jewelry storage, ranging from small to large in size. There are different materials to choose from, and you can find jewelry storage… Amish Jewelry Box Buying Guide

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All About Hickory Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 09/12/2021

Perhaps you’ve spotted hickory wood furniture in a log cabin where you vacationed or in a rustic style restaurant. Rough, yet alluring, unique and warm, it’s a wood that gains points for its strength and hardness. How does it translate to items in our homes? We’re covering it here in this post that’s all about hickory wood furniture. What Does Hickory Wood Look like? Let’s start with what hickory looks like. Hickory has a unique… All About Hickory Wood Furniture

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Mennonite Furniture vs. Amish Furniture

Jake Smucker 18/11/2021

They wanted to follow Jesus in their own way and refused to serve in the military. They sought a life separate from the culture where they lived in order to speak their own language and continue their way of life. And they were persecuted, imprisoned, and fined. They sold their land, uprooted their communities, and found new homes. But when they discovered that no place in Europe was safe, they packed all their belongings into… Mennonite Furniture vs. Amish Furniture

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Oak vs. Quarter Sawn Oak for Wood Furniture

Beth Rice 07/10/2021

Oak wood with its prominent wood grain, strength and durability is the most commonly used wood for solid wood furniture.  We’re pitting oak woods against each other, specifically “regular” or “plain sawn” oak versus quarter sawn oak. Why? Because they’re cut differently and that affects the look, stability, performance and cost. You’ll have to decide which oak look is for you as we compare oak vs quarter sawn oak for wood furniture. While there are… Oak vs. Quarter Sawn Oak for Wood Furniture

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