Category: Older

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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Nursery Furniture Essentials

Beth Rice 12/01/2023

Preparing a nursery for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting time. As you look to equip the room with the comfort and storage needed, follow this helpful guide that will lead you to the top three nursery furniture essentials. Sleep, store and sway. These are the three main goals of your nursery furniture essentials. Your baby needs a comfy, safe place to sleep. You need storage for baby clothes, bedding and supplies,… Nursery Furniture Essentials

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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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Modern Ways to Use a Curio Cabinet

Beth Rice 08/12/2022

Often categorized as an “old-fashioned piece of furniture,” the curio cabinet is loved by some and avoided by others. The news is the curio display cabinet continues to maintain a fan base as it moves into modern design schemes. Unapologetic and versatile, they are used in both old ways and new ones. Modern ways to use curio cabinets have moved beyond just a dish or doll collection, and they’ve branched out throughout the home. A… Modern Ways to Use a Curio Cabinet

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10 Best Amish Made Wooden Toys

Beth Rice 17/11/2022

Amish woodshops bustle with activity, creating strong, durable solid wood creations. Among their many products are wooden toys, the kind that take us back to a different time when things were simpler and technology didn’t dominate the waking hours. These are wooden toys made in the USA. Being made in an Amish woodshop, there are even options to customize these wood toys! Wood type, stain and other options are available on some Amish toys. Wooden… 10 Best Amish Made Wooden Toys

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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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Amish Bunk Bed Q & A

Beth Rice 01/09/2022

The bunk bed is often viewed as a kid’s bed, a fun bed and a space saver. While these attributes are accurate, there’s more to bunk beds that can take them beyond the kid’s bedroom. How do they measure up and what else do they offer? Time for an Amish bunk bed Q & A. What are bunk beds? Bunk beds consist of two bunks (narrow beds) that make use of vertical space and are… Amish Bunk Bed Q & A

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Trestle Table vs. Leg Table: The Pros and Cons

Beth Rice 25/08/2022

Your dining table is so much more than just a place to eat. It’s a hard-working host, a gathering place, a workspace, a centerpiece, and a reflection of your personal style. Table style, shape and size are all important factors when it comes to deciding on the dining table that’s just right for you. Here we put the trestle table against the leg table and compare the pros and cons of each. Trestle Table Story… Trestle Table vs. Leg Table: The Pros and Cons

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The Power of Bedroom Sets

Beth Rice 04/08/2022

There are plenty of advantages to purchasing a bedroom set. We review them here, showcasing the benefits, features and power of the bedroom set. Who says it can’t match? The argument most often heard against buying a bedroom set is it’s too matchy-matchy, that everything matching is boring and those who purchase a matching bedroom set will become so bored with it, well, it could just put them to sleep. For those who want to… The Power of Bedroom Sets

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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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Lighting Fixtures that Enhance Decor

Beth Rice 21/07/2022

One popular design trend this year involves getting creative with lighting fixtures that enhance décor and make a statement. How does lighting contribute to a room? What new looks are out there that will add to the design and still contribute enough light for the room’s activities? Let’s take a look. How Home Lighting Contributes The light in any room contributes to both the look and mood of the room. Three main types of lighting… Lighting Fixtures that Enhance Decor

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5 Handcrafted Cottagecore Furniture Ideas

Beth Rice 14/07/2022

Cottagecore has amassed quite a following. Loved for its natural style and feel-good practices, the cottagecore culture embodies rustic design, web-free habits and overall cozy feelings.  We have just the right pieces of handcrafted furniture to help capture the feeling, the style and the essence of cottage core. What is cottagecore? Cottagecore, also known as farmcore, seeks to be removed from the pressures and distractions of technology, television and fast pace processes. Inspired by western… 5 Handcrafted Cottagecore Furniture Ideas

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