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The History of Amish Quilt Making

The History of Amish Quilt Making

While quilts have a long history and were first made to keep people warm during cold winters, they eventually grew into a beloved and respected art form as we know it today. The Invention of the Quilt The word “quilt” is derived from the word “culcita,” which means “mattress” in Latin. The history of quilts […]

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repurposing old solid wood into furniture

Repurposing Old, Solid Wood Into Furniture

Turning old, solid wood into a new piece of furniture is a hot trend, from the top posts on Pinterest to the pages of home magazines. You probably already have old solid wood pieces in your home that can become a new piece of furniture with a bit of sanding, sawing and patience. Not sure […]

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Taking Care of Reclaimed Barnwood Furniture

Reclaimed wood gives your furniture pieces a unique look. Just knowing your new table, armoire or desk was once a beautiful barn standing on a farm makes it feel special. That history shows in every little nail hole, saw mark and indentation in the wood. What Is Reclaimed Barnwood? Furniture made of reclaimed barnwood is […]

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How to Care for Solid Wood Furniture

What Makes Wood Furniture So Unique? Like a lot of traditional building materials, wood has been replaced by plastic, Formica and other man-made materials. This is due, in part, to the demand for cheaper furniture, but it hasn’t completely cooled the demand for wooden pieces. According to the latest research, 42 percent of US consumers […]

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