Category: Furniture Tips

How to Season a New Cigar Humidor

Jayca Pike 23/11/2015

Note: This blog post was originally written in November 2015. While we no longer sell Amish-made, solid wood humidors, the information in this post is still helpful for seasoning a new humidor. The use of a finely calibrated cigar humidor will ensure your favorite stogies never go stale, keep their intended taste and aroma, and are ready to smoke when you’re ready to enjoy them. [Tweet “Read this before you store a single cigar!”] Related Posts History… How to Season a New Cigar Humidor

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Get Vertical: Bunk Beds that Take Space Saving to New Heights

Jayca Pike 15/10/2015

This post was updated on October 21, 2019. Broken links were fixed and some minor changes were made to the copy.  Sure, you can look at bunk beds as the ultimate tower of fun for the little ones. But why not use the escapism inherent in bunking up to your advantage? Here, some very grown-up ways to make bunk beds a part of your home’s charm: Related Posts Making Room to Grow: Furniture for a Shared… Get Vertical: Bunk Beds that Take Space Saving to New Heights

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A Brief History of the Windsor Chair {Infographic}

Jayca Pike 24/08/2015

A Brief History of the Windsor Chair Infographic and text, plus links below! Related Posts The Windsor Chair Series Part III: The Undying Appeal While the Windsor chair will always be associated with colonial times and country style furniture, the truth is, Windsor chairs Read more History of the Roll Top Desk “A place for everything and everything in its place” was the slogan that propelled the roll top desk to popularity Read more Walnut… A Brief History of the Windsor Chair {Infographic}

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The New Dining Table: What Dining Table Shape Do I Need?

Jayca Pike 09/07/2015

Simply suitable dining tables tend to linger long after you’ve stopped loving them. The one you have is okay, it’s workable, but is it the best dining table shape for your current home? Since it’s a substantial piece of furniture, and one that requires a considerable time and $$ investment, it can seem indulgent to buy a new table when the one you have is in perfectly good order. Whether you’ve decided it’s time to up your dining game (thumbs… The New Dining Table: What Dining Table Shape Do I Need?

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The New Dining Table: What Size Dining Table Do I Need?

Jayca Pike 03/07/2015

Most of you would agree that your dining table will be the focal point of your dining space – and, in some cases, your entire home. A resurgence in modern, more open layouts for newer homes has led to dining tables that serve as creative project spots, kids’ homework desks, family game tables, and dinner prep counters – as well as the main component of an optimal dining area. Today, we’ll focus on step 1 of the search for… The New Dining Table: What Size Dining Table Do I Need?

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Wood vs. Poly Outdoor Furniture: Help for Deciding

Jayca Pike 20/03/2015

This blog post was updated on April 1, 2019. One of the most basic and biggest decisions that you’ll make when choosing outdoor furniture is whether you want to invest in Poly lumber or solid wooden material. The choice you make here will have a huge bearing both on how the furniture will look and how it will hold up to the elements. Related Posts How to Protect and Care for Outdoor Wood Furniture As… Wood vs. Poly Outdoor Furniture: Help for Deciding

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American Furniture Icon: The Grandfather Clock

Jayca Pike 06/03/2015

This blog post was updated on February 19, 2019 with wall and mantel clock options and the Steelton 2005 Grandfather Clock Quick Clip Video. From nursery rhymes to stories of olden times, the grandfather clock has been an icon of classic British and American elegance since William Clement created his first longcase clock in 1670. Let us show you some surprising places that highlight time-honored, American made Grandfather clocks in ways both old and new. Related Posts 10… American Furniture Icon: The Grandfather Clock

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Discover 3 Modern Rules of Rustic Hickory Furniture

Jayca Pike 23/02/2015

Cozy and kinda crafty, rustic hickory furniture (too often!) gets a bad rap for being thematic and over-the-top. Let us help you get the look you crave – think a little more Aspen, a little less Abraham Lincoln. Related Posts All About Hickory Wood Furniture Perhaps you’ve spotted hickory wood furniture in a log cabin where you vacationed or in a rustic style restaurant. Rough, Read more Beyond the Cabin: Log Furniture For Any Space… Discover 3 Modern Rules of Rustic Hickory Furniture

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5 Easy Ways to Organize a Display-Worthy Corner Hutch

Jayca Pike 16/02/2015

It’s not that it’s hard to organize a corner hutch in your dining room or kitchen, it’s just that, well it’s such an easy task to overlook. Related Posts Keep the Resolution to Stay Organized with Amish Furniture If you resolved to stay organized this year, you’ve come to the right place. Custom-made Amish furniture offers a bevy Read more Making Room to Grow: Furniture for a Shared Bedroom Siblings may argue, but at the… 5 Easy Ways to Organize a Display-Worthy Corner Hutch

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How To: Create a Cozy Corner for the Winter!

Jayca Pike 29/12/2014

A Guest Post by Interior Designer Emily Wignall Related Posts Let it Snow: Tips for Winter Bird Feeding After strong winter storms, birds can be cut off from their natural food sources. You can contribute to the health Read more How to Store your Outdoor Furniture for the Winter As fall turns into winter, your beautiful outdoor furniture prepares to hibernate for a while. Much of the modern outdoor Read more Space Saver: Corner Fireplace… How To: Create a Cozy Corner for the Winter!

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How To: Figure Out Your Dining Room Style

Jayca Pike 24/11/2014

A Guest Post by Interior Designer Emily Wignall Related Posts Anatomy of an Amish Dining Chair The most important things a fine Amish dining chair offers are comfort, style and function. What parts of the chair Read more Big and Tall Dining Chair Buying Guide Our families and loved ones come in all shapes and sizes, and our furniture is designed to provide you with Read more Walnut vs. Brown Maple: Which Makes Better Furniture?… How To: Figure Out Your Dining Room Style

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Space Saver: Corner Fireplace

Jayca Pike 17/11/2014

This blog post was updated on October 29, 2018 with new corner fireplace suggestions. We love a well-placed wood fireplace, from its decorated mantle to its fiery glow. But does everyone really have room for one? Could a corner fireplace keep you just as cozy? The Benefits of an Electric Corner Fireplace Bulky and laborious, a real wood fireplace may look like a fantasy, but it requires substantial investments in time, money, and square footage.… Space Saver: Corner Fireplace

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Cherry Wood Furniture-The Lowdown

admin 13/01/2014

You Put Cherries On Top For A Reason! Why cherry wood? There are so many wood choices, is there really a difference? YES! Related Posts 5 Questions About Log Furniture Let’s face it. Log furniture helps us disconnect. Its natural rugged look represents another time long ago, when things were Read more Walnut vs. Brown Maple: Which Makes Better Furniture? Walnut and brown maple are two woods that look good in dark stains. They’re easy… Cherry Wood Furniture-The Lowdown

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The Amazing Abilities of Cedar Wood

admin 31/12/2013

Many different options exist for the materials you can use for outdoor structures and furniture. I would like to discuss the benefits of one such material, cedar wood. Cedar has many great qualities that make it one of the most suitable types of wood for outdoor use. It repels rot and insects, it’s durable, beautiful, and smells great! Related Posts Making Room to Grow: Furniture for a Shared Bedroom Siblings may argue, but at the… The Amazing Abilities of Cedar Wood

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