Category: Furniture Tips

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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Things To Know About Tung Oil

Beth Rice 23/09/2021

There are lots of things to know about tung oil. Part of the beauty of having wood furniture is the natural beauty of the wood. Sure, solid wood offers durability and support, but wood looks beautiful, showcasing a unique grain pattern from the tree it came from. Bringing out that beauty is the job of the stain and finish, and those familiar with woodworking know that the finish can make or break a piece of… Things To Know About Tung Oil

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Cedar Wood and Bed Bugs

Beth Rice 02/09/2021

There’s a good chance you won’t ever find cedar wood and bed bugs in the same place. Why? Because cedar wood contains natural oils that bed bugs and lots of other pests don’t like. About Cedar Wood Cedar is a strong, stable wood that’s used for indoor and outdoor furniture. It brings with it a distinctive scent that to most of us humans smells like freshly cut wood with almost a menthol, minty scent mixed… Cedar Wood and Bed Bugs

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5 Ways to Identify Quality Furniture

Beth Rice 12/08/2021

What goes into furniture that qualifies it as quality furniture? Is it the style? The durability? The functionality?  How can you avoid paying money for furniture that looks good, but won’t last? What should you look for to be sure it’s a quality piece? Read on to find indicators of the good stuff, some things to stay away from and what you came for, five ways to identify quality furniture. What is quality furniture? For… 5 Ways to Identify Quality Furniture

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How to Choose the Right Office Furniture for Business

Beth Rice 05/08/2021

When you’re looking for office furniture to create the most efficient, productive and stylish office possible, there are important factors to consider. This handy guide offers questions to ask and suggestions for what to look for in order to choose the right office furniture for your business. Begin With Your Budget Know what budget you’re working with before you begin office furniture shopping so you can plan accordingly. Once you know your budget, be sure… How to Choose the Right Office Furniture for Business

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DutchCrafters Colors of the Year 2021: Comfort and Calm for Mind and Body

Beth Rice 24/06/2021

DutchCrafters Colors of the Year 2021 are uplifting and happy shades that embrace calm to nurture and restore you. Stain and paint colors for wood furniture, along with the skilled manner in which they are applied, contribute a great deal to your wood furniture and how it will look in a room. Here we share the DutchCrafters Colors of the Year 2021 to use for wood furniture throughout your home, shades that create a sense… DutchCrafters Colors of the Year 2021: Comfort and Calm for Mind and Body

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