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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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The Power of the Writing Desk

Beth Rice 03/02/2022

The power of the writing desk lives in its versatility. The writing desk has been around a long time, before computers were ever on the scene to alter the look and function of the desk. A writing desk’s versatile nature means it can be used in many ways from a functioning work area to a style piece that makes a statement in different areas of the home. And with more work from home coming into… The Power of the Writing Desk

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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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Things to Know About Pub Tables

Beth Rice 22/12/2021

Let’s set the record straight. A pub table (also called a bar table, high table, gathering table or standing table) is not the same as a counter height table and while stylish, sturdy and fun, they’re not for everyone. What areas do pub tables work best in? What’s the comfort factor like? What are the benefits? We’re covering these areas and more in things to know about pub tables. Table Heights The heights of different… Things to Know About Pub Tables

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6 Things You Might Not Know About the Amish and Money

Beth Rice 16/12/2021

Guest Post by Erik Wesner Despite some depictions of the Amish as isolated, outdated and old-fashioned, Amish are in fact “plugged-in” to the economy and business world in a number of ways. So let’s have a look at some common questions on the Amish and money-like: Where do Amish do their shopping? Do they barter? How do they buy homes and fund businesses? Are there Amish millionaires? Barter Contrary to what some might think, the… 6 Things You Might Not Know About the Amish and Money

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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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5 Amish Gifts for Bird Lovers

Beth Rice 11/11/2021

They stop mid-sentence to look up. They always bring you to the porch or backyard to point out a sighting. They wear bird t-shirts and usually have binoculars close by. We’re talking about those who love to bird watch and never tire of the colors, sounds and actions birds bring. If you’ve wondered what to get someone who is fond of birds, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five Amish gifts for bird… 5 Amish Gifts for Bird Lovers

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Family Game Night Ideas

Beth Rice 04/11/2021

Vacations, birthdays, holidays, weekends–really any night at home–is a good time for games. Family game night ideas come in all shapes and sizes for outdoor and indoor play. These handcrafted games and game tables made in Amish country can contribute to fun times with family and friends. Consider these family game night ideas for great ways to have fun, relax at home and save money. Amish Rice Pitch Game The object is to get the… Family Game Night Ideas

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4 Facts About Trestle Tables

Beth Rice 28/10/2021

Perhaps the oldest style of dining table, the trestle table serves up style and benefits. We’re sharing four facts about trestle tables to help you determine if this is the table type for you. What is a trestle table? It’s the base that makes the trestle table something to talk about. The body of a trestle table consists of usually two (but sometimes three) trestle supports spaced evenly that are often connected by a stretcher… 4 Facts About Trestle Tables

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How to Choose Entryway Furniture

Beth Rice 14/10/2021

Entryways, whether large or small, are the first glimpse inside your home. The list of job duties for an entryway includes: Creating a welcoming atmosphere Showcasing your personal style Storing and organizing items Where do you begin selecting furniture items for your entryway? What could work best for your space? What style do you like? Here we’ll help lay out how to choose the best entryway furniture for your home. Entryway Spaces Entryways are versatile… How to Choose Entryway 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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4 Popular Ways to Display a Quilt

Beth Rice 30/09/2021

Quilts are special. Whether you made one yourself, inherited a family heirloom, or received one as a gift, they are works of art that you might want to showcase. Sure you can throw them over a sofa or the back of a chair, but handmade quilts, in particular, should be handled carefully in order to maintain their beauty. Here are four safe and popular ways to display treasured quilts. Ways To Display A Quilt The… 4 Popular Ways to Display a Quilt

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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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