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The pros and cons of teak furniture

The pros and cons of teak furniture

You walk into a furniture store on a quest for the perfect dining table or chest of drawers. Cherry, mahogany, oak- somehow they don't call to you. You can't imagine them in your living room or master suite. Wait. There in the back, glowing softly in the flattering light of the store. It is a teak table. The sign says ...

Best Patio Furniture – Patio Furniture Buying Guide

Best Patio Furniture – Patio Furniture Buying Guide

Imagine sitting contentedly on your outdoor patio in comfortable furniture and enjoying the soft breeze caressing your face and arms, the bright blue of the sky laced artfully with clouds, the profusion of greenery and the scent of flowers, and the comings and goings of birds. Your perfect companion is by your side, ...

Best Adirondack Chairs – A Timeless Classic

Best Adirondack Chairs  – A Timeless Classic

Adirondack chairs appeal to people of all ages, old and young alike. Originally created in New York, the Adirondack chair is now sold worldwide. Adirondack Chairs: A Timeless Classic Adirondack chairs, a popular part of our lives for a long time, faded out somewhat in the 1980s, but they recently made a comeback in ...

Popular Teakwood Furniture

Popular Teakwood Furniture

Other hardwoods such as oak can stain and absorb water, which can destroy any furniture. When water seeps into cracks in the wood, the water is absorbed causing the wood to warp, crack, and peel. The furniture will either have to be repaired if that is possible, however in most instanced the furniture is ruined and ...

Teak Oil versus Tung Oil – Which Should I Use?

Teak Oil versus Tung Oil  – Which Should I Use?

Oils have been in use as a wood finishing product for a very long time, and possible even before the use of wax. This process is maybe the most widely recognized technique for wood finishing. Oils draw out the radiance and personality of the wood on a more superior level than any wood varnish, which is the reason ...

6 Mistakes Furniture Buyers Should Watch Out For

6 Mistakes Furniture Buyers Should Watch Out For

The biggest mistake a furniture buyer makes is overlooking the quality of what they’re buying. Very few know what to look for, however, when deciding a piece of furniture’s quality. Dont get hung up on the value! Here’s a list of what to check before you make a purchase: 1. Watch the Nailheads Especially in a home ...

Buying Furniture: What Style Fits You?

Buying Furniture: What Style Fits You?

When choosing how to furnish a room, it’s a great idea to pick a theme, or a style. The best way to do this is to pick something you like, and then figure out what goes with it. For example, if you’re in love with wicker, then try to stick with that same traditional, tropical feel. If you have no idea what you ...

Old Furniture – Don’t get Hung up on the Value

Old Furniture – Don’t get Hung up on the Value

Many people get antique furniture from family members, flea markets or garage sales. It fulfills a need, and there is just something about the charm of an older piece. That's probably why you got it. Maybe the finish is not the best, so you start asking around to find ideas as to what to do with it. You will get ...

How to Clean Wood Furniture (both old and new)

How to Clean Wood Furniture (both old and new)

Wood Furnishings Care Are you torn between cleaning versus dusting, and polishing versus waxing wood furniture? While most professionals have differing opinions regarding how to care for wood furniture, it is for the most part reliant upon the finish of the furniture piece. Here are numerous useful tips from the ...

Tips for Applying Paste Wax

Tips for Applying Paste Wax

What is Paste Wax? Paste wax has been in use for quite a long time as a finisher itself as well as a finish defender. When appropriately utilized, paste wax offers a slender, hard, durable finish. Numerous specialists, particularly antique admirers, favor the delicate sheen gotten from using paste wax. Additionally, ...

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