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How to Repair Cracks in Wooden Furniture

How to Repair Cracks in Wooden Furniture

Depending on if you have kids or pets, even just time can take its toll on furniture, and you may discover cracks or gouges in your beautiful hardwood. What can you do to fix this?

How to Care for Antique Furniture

How to Care for Antique Furniture

Care and preservation of precious, antique furniture is entirely different than that of modern furniture. Polishes, adhesives, fasteners and finishes can all dramatically affect the look and value of antiques.

How to Identify Mahogany Wood

How to Identify Mahogany Wood

Mahogany wood is coveted for its reddish to pink hues and being straight-grained, prone to fewer knots and free of gaps. Over time its distinct reddish-brown color darkens.

How to Tell the Difference Between Solid Wood and Veneer

How to Tell the Difference Between Solid Wood and Veneer

Is this furniture solid wood or is it an excellent veneer job? What is veneer, anyway?

Coffee Table Sizing

Coffee Table Sizing

What brings your perfect living room together? A balance of style, comfort as well as coziness should be as effortless as sitting down after work to watch your favorite series with your family or catching up with close friends.

Sofa Sizing

Sofa Sizing

Picking the right furniture for your budget, your sense of style, matching already purchased furniture or antiques as well as fitting it into your home and being long-lived is a lot to think about when shopping.

Sofa Table Sizing

Sofa Table Sizing

You’ve gone through the gauntlet of emotions, research, and investigation to pick the perfect sofa for your new or newly decorated living room. It’s newly arrived and it is everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

Dining Table Sizing

Dining Table Sizing

The dining room table where family and friends get together is always a precious addition to any home. It’s one of the few pieces of furniture where memories are born, kept, and shared as well as traditions, old and newly created can come to pass.

6 Foot Table Seating Chart

6 Foot Table Seating Chart

Your dining room table plays an important part in your everyday home life. From family or friends gathering to quiet mornings with tea and sunrise—your table could tell such wonderful warm tales if it could talk.

Sideboard Sizing

Sideboard Sizing

One of the most crucial additions to building an impeccable dining experience for you and your guests is having the extra storage on hand in order to handle any unexpected arrivals or family-gatherings. If you adore the art of entertaining guests often, this is especially important for you to build a beautiful impression.

Nightstand Sizing

Nightstand Sizing

You’ve spent hours, possibly days and maybe even weeks to create a bedroom that you have dreamed of for years. Grounded in comforting linens, sumptuous or relaxing velvets or perhaps even bronzed finishing touches—you realize you need the one last detail to even out the entire room.

Mattress Sizing

Mattress Sizing

We spend a very large portion of our lives sleeping. The bedroom is one of the most important rooms of any home.

Antique Furniture Worth

Antique Furniture Worth

Perhaps it’s a chair with a yoke back, pierced splat, cabriole legs with claw feet. It might be that you’ve kept your grandfather’s favorite desk with Rococo influences and fluted legs—or perhaps found a delightful small sofa that consists of two seats sharing a common back.

What a Slip Seat Cushion is and Benefits of Using One

What a Slip Seat Cushion is and Benefits of Using One

Occasionally, designers and expert woodworkers choose to skip the addition of, or creation of a slip seat cushion for their wonderful chairs—whether reproductions, antiques or modern contemporary furniture. While there are many good reasons not to add or have a slip seat cushion for aesthetic reasons, there are as many compelling reasons as to why having a slip seat cushion is not only a bonus to furniture but a benefit.

Types of Traditional Fabric Patterns

Types of Traditional Fabric Patterns

Interior decoration allows you to express your creativity in numerous ways. By choosing to decorate your home with upholstered furniture, you have even more creative liberties when it comes to picking fabric patterns that add personality and pizzazz to the room of your choice.

Coffee Table Alternatives

Coffee Table Alternatives

Some will lead you to believe that a coffee table plays a necessary part in the grand scheme of interior design. You might need a central location to place drinks, kick up your feet, and anchor the room, but that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a coffee table.

How to Clean a Sofa

How to Clean a Sofa

Accidents happen in every home and we can also be forgetful when it comes to cleaning upholstered furniture on a continual basis. Whether you are trying to remove a couple of stains from your sofa or you want to perform a deep clean to restore your sofa to pristine condition, this guide will point you in the right direction.

Types of Upholstery

Types of Upholstery

Are you in the process of furnishing your home? Decorating a room with upholstered furniture allows you to pick pieces of furniture with personality and show off your discerning taste.

Types of Dining Chairs

Types of Dining Chairs

One space in your home where you can have the most fun decorating is the dining room. Whether you use your dining room every night for eating a well-balanced meal with the family or you only use this space for formal occasions and parties, the dining room is one area where nothing should be left as an afterthought.

Upholstery Trim Types

Upholstery Trim Types

At the heart of every timeless design are little details that transform a room from functional to fashionable. In a traditional home, the focal point of a room is usually the seating you choose.

Furniture Wood Types

Furniture Wood Types

Over the last several centuries, there have been many woods used to build antique furnishings. From one time period to the next, certain woods were favored due to coloration, grain, and quality. It was not at all uncommon for cabinet and furniture makers to use woods that were readily available to them or abundantly traded in port cities.

Hardwoods vs. Softwoods

Hardwoods vs. Softwoods

Over the last several centuries, there have been many woods used to build antique furnishings. From one time period to the next, certain woods were favored due to coloration, grain, and quality.

Woodworking Joint Types

Woodworking Joint Types

Without the ability to join two pieces of wood together, furniture would have to be carved out of a single piece of wood. This would take too long and possibly result in a less dimensionally stable product.

How to Tell an Antique from a Reproduction

How to Tell an Antique from a Reproduction

Have you recently come across or inherited what appears to be an antique piece of furniture? You don't have to be an experienced collector to know how to tell an antique from a reproduction.

How to Identify Chippendale Furniture

How to Identify Chippendale Furniture

Of all the furniture styles you have likely come across in your search for antiques, Chippendale is one that you probably see quite often. Chippendale is a name that's synonymous with some of the greatest pieces produced during the 1700s, yet they are still widely esteemed and collected to this day.

How to Identify Victorian Furniture

How to Identify Victorian Furniture

There is nothing new about nostalgia. In fact, Victorian furniture has been perennially popular with collectors and decorators alike for many years.

How to Identify French Provincial Furniture

How to Identify French Provincial Furniture

Does your home reflect the refined elegance of the French countryside? Beyond the rolling vineyards, pine forests, and lavender fields of Provence, many provinces in France set the tone for a popular decorating style now known as French Provincial or French Country.

Types of Chair and Table Legs

Types of Chair and Table Legs

Are you in the process of redecorating your home? Incorporating antiques and faithful reproductions into your home can be very gratifying. After all, you are preserving a piece of history.

Different Types of Seat Cushions

Different Types of Seat Cushions

Are you dreaming of an upholstered bench, chair, loveseat, or sofa to complement your beautiful home? When making an investment in an antique reproduction or custom furniture, you want to ensure good design, quality materials, and exceptional craftsmanship.

Upholstery Fabrics

Upholstery Fabrics

Are you in the market for an upholstered armchair, bench, chaise lounge, settee, or sofa? Navigating a vast selection of upholstery materials may seem confusing and daunting, especially to the untrained eye.

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