Category: Furniture Tips

All About Arms: Things to Remember About Dining Chairs

Beth Rice 17/01/2019

They’re pretty. They’re graceful. They’re supportive. That’s right we’re talking arms—dining chair arms and the reasons we love them and the reasons we don’t. When you’re ready to furnish a dining room for a new home or you’re finally getting rid of the set you’ve had for decades and treating yourself to a new one, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement. There are the styles, the space, and the question of where… All About Arms: Things to Remember About Dining Chairs

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History of the Lazy Susan

Beth Rice 08/11/2018

What Is a Lazy Susan? A Lazy Susan is a rotating tray that’s used on a table or counter to share food. It can be made of wood, glass or plastic, and it is normally round. American Made Tabletop Lazy Susan. The Invention of the Lazy Susan The Lazy Susan descends from the dumbwaiter and the original inventor is hard to determine. The path to the creation of the Lazy Susan is unclear, and its… History of the Lazy Susan

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The Look of Low Sheen Varnish

Beth Rice 18/10/2018

What is Varnish and What Does It Do? Varnish is a transparent hard coating that provides protection for solid wood furniture. It is applied over the stain on wood furniture. As the varnish protects the wood from moisture, sunlight and dirt, it allows the wood’s natural colors and grain patterns to be seen and appreciated and creates the most natural appearance. Varnish is always recommended for inside furniture for an added layer of protection. Low… The Look of Low Sheen Varnish

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How to Choose a Sofa Color

Beth Rice 11/10/2018

Right up there with what size bed and which washing machine is another major home furniture decision: What color should the living room sofa be? 3 Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing A Sofa Color You’ll be looking at it every day for years. Your family and friends will see it and use it too. Consider the style of your home and your color scheme. If you’re starting with an empty room, it’s easier… How to Choose a Sofa Color

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The History of French Country Furniture

Beth Rice 04/10/2018

The Birth of French Country Furniture During the 1600s, King Louis the XIV of France was on a mission. He was determined that France would become a style leader revered by all and embarked on renovating the Palace of Versailles. Only the best were employed to create, design and build for what was to be the most luxurious palace ever seen. As time went by, the masses fell in love with the lavish stylings of… The History of French Country Furniture

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Finding Balance with Lagom

Beth Rice 27/09/2018

What is Lagom? Lagom is about living in moderation. Lagom is when work, stress and happiness are all in balance and things don’t have to be perfect. Lagom is about being satisfied with what you have, making the most of what you have, and finding the middle road between too much and too little and following it. In her book Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living, author Linnea Dunne translates lagom to mean “not… Finding Balance with Lagom

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What Do DutchCrafters Chair Seats Really Feel Like?

Beth Rice 20/09/2018

It’s a question our Furniture Specialists are often asked. What do DutchCrafters chair seats really feel like? If there’s one thing we wish we could do as the #1 online Amish furniture company offering the most high-end solid wood products available, it would be this: We wish we could connect you with the feel of our furniture. The photos and the features on our website tell part of the story, but how does our furniture… What Do DutchCrafters Chair Seats Really Feel Like?

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Pine Wood Furniture Finish Options at DutchCrafters

Beth Rice 06/09/2018

Pine wood furniture offers room to play. With its straight grain and uniform texture, pine wood takes paints and stains and shows them off with zest. In addition, this softer wood is an ideal candidate for a variety of distressing options that create a vintage, time-worn look. Pine Wood Cottage End Table with Drawer The audience for pine furniture is growing. Acquiring solid wood quality at a lower cost is quite appealing! Pine wood is… Pine Wood Furniture Finish Options at DutchCrafters

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The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal

Beth Rice 30/08/2018

While the Windsor chair will always be associated with colonial times and country style furniture, the truth is, Windsor chairs have the “it factor.” A chair that is still beloved and sought after since 1710 has got something special going on, which brings us to the third and final part of our Windsor Chair series where we explore the question, What contributes to the undying appeal of the Windsor chair? Video features the Windsor Style… The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal

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Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Headboard Only

Beth Rice 23/08/2018

When you only want the top part of the muffin, the crust of the pizza or the egg white from the egg, you’re just selecting the part you want the most, right? So when it comes to beds, there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t have just the headboard only, right? That’s right! Here are the top 5 reasons to go for the headboard-only look for your bedroom. Your Room Will Look Bigger The absence… Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Headboard Only

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The Windsor Chair Series Part II: Features

Beth Rice 26/07/2018

The features of a Windsor chair contribute to its comfort, strength and style. We’re taking an up-close look at the features that make Windsor chairs look, feel and perform the way they do. What’s the basic breakdown of the Windsor form? The Windsor consists of spindles attached to a solid wood seat. Windsor chairs are light, durable and contoured to fit the human body. The Amish America’s Past Windsor Dining Chair What’s special about Windsor… The Windsor Chair Series Part II: Features

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Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

Beth Rice 12/07/2018

Creating an outdoor furniture collection that’s attractive, comfortable, and supports your favorite activities is possible. Just follow these 5 easy steps to lead you to your best outdoor space. Step 1. Measure Your Outdoor Space What’s it like outside your home? Is it a wide open area or a more compact space? Measure your yard and consider the space you have to work with. Get measurements for deck areas, patios and porches to determine the… Tips For Choosing Outdoor Furniture

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The Windsor Chair Series: The Types, The Features and the Undying Appeal

Beth Rice 28/06/2018

Since 1710 the Windsor chair has been charming us. Originally used as an outdoor garden seat, the comfort and form of the Windsor chair endures. The spindles, the seat and the unique features all contribute to our fascination with Windsor furniture. Fitting in with country, cottage and colonial style furniture, the Windsor’s got staying power. In this three-part Windsor Chair Series, we’re examining Windsor styles, the features that make them great and the undying appeal… The Windsor Chair Series: The Types, The Features and the Undying Appeal

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Why Table and Drawer Slides Make a Difference

Beth Rice 21/06/2018

When you need to add leaves to the dining table, do you always need someone to help you? Does the table open in one smooth motion or is there some tugging involved? What about your dresser drawers? Ever closed them too quickly and they slammed shut and woke the baby? These things have a lot to do with the type of table or drawer slide that’s in your furniture. They really do make a difference.… Why Table and Drawer Slides Make a Difference

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The Great Leather Debate and Other Upholstery Options

Beth Rice 07/06/2018

To leather or not to leather? That’s a sound question to ask when it comes to choosing upholstery for your new furniture. New technology has custom fabrics making great gains, promising new durability and ease of cleaning like never before. What leather products do we offer at DutchCrafters and how do they compare to our fabric offerings? Let’s take a look. DutchCrafters offers the following selections that come from Heartland Fabrics located in Topeka, Indiana… The Great Leather Debate and Other Upholstery Options

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