Wood Finish vs Wood Stain
Many people tend to use the words wood stain and wood finish interchangeably, but it’s important to understand the difference. Knowing the stain and finish of the new solid wood furniture you’re shopping for will tell you a lot about how the piece was made, its durability, and how well you can expect the finish to hold up.
What Are Dovetail Joints?
As you go about your day, think about how many times you use a drawer. Drawer joints need to be particularly strong, and while there are many wood joinery techniques, dovetail joints are one of the best. Dovetailing is considered a hallmark of high-quality wood furniture and dovetail jointing also happens to be a key feature in most Amish-made furniture. Learn more about how dovetail joints are made and why they’re so great!
Solid Wood Gun Cabinets – Our Favorite Styles
Summer is in full swing! But before you know it the weather will start to cool, pumpkin spice lattes will be back, and hunting season will be upon us. Now is the perfect time to revisit your gun storage situation. When you think of gun cabinets, “big” and metal” come to mind. But we offer some beautiful hardwood gun cabinets with a ton of special features. Learn more!
What is Shaker Style Furniture?
Almost everyone has some idea of what Shaker Style Furniture is. They think of simple, hardworking folks making furniture during a hardworking, simpler time. And they wouldn’t be that far off. The Shakers, known to themselves as the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, came to America in the 18th century for the freedom to practice their religion. Originally settling northwest of Albany, NY, they eventually expanded into Ohio and New England.
Types of Wood: What is Maple Wood Good For?
The Maple Tree is a sentimental favorite of many people. It brings to mind cozy times of maple syrup and brilliant fall foliage. Maple wood also one of the most popular types of wood used in the making of fine furniture. There are more than 120 species of maple trees, most of which grow in Europe and Asia. However, here the ever-popular Sugar Maple, also known as the Rock Maple, is the tree of choice. Sugar Maples love cold weather and are most usually found above the 42nd parallel in the northern United States and Canada.