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Queen Anne Furniture Style

What is Queen Anne Furniture and How Do You Spot It?

May 8, 2018

  Furniture made in the Queen Anne style was originally produced in the 1720s to about 1750 (the eponymous Queen Anne died in 1714). The style traveled to the United States, where it continued in production until 1800, falling within the Colonial furniture period. It’s difficult to define the characteristics of Queen Anne style furniture…

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waved slat ladderback chair

What’s My Chair Back Style?

May 1, 2018

There are so many chair styles; it may be confusing.  While many chair bases may seem similar, the chair back style is a defining feature and has been for centuries.  This chair style guide can help you identify your piece for purchase, restoration, and appraisal. These are some of the most common types of chair…

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Duncan Phyfe Furniture

Duncan Phyfe Furniture: History, Characteristics, & Restorations

April 24, 2018

  The History of Duncan Phyfe Furniture In the United States, we have many furniture styles that have survived the centuries and still have an impact. But there are few American furniture makers we still remember today. Duncan Phyfe is an exception. Coming to the U.S. in 1784 from Scotland, he established himself as a…

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Cane Furniture Care

Rejuvenating and Caring for Your Cane Furniture

April 19, 2018

  What is Cane Furniture? You have probably heard both the terms wicker and cane furniture tossed around. Cane refers to the grass used in some kinds of wicker furniture, with Arundo grass found in the Mediterranean and East Asia, and Arundinaria common in the Americas. Wicker is the process through which cane furniture is…

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Outdoor Furniture Prep

How to Prepare Your Outdoor Lawn Furniture for Spring

April 13, 2018

It’s time to start getting your yard ready for summer by pulling your outdoor furniture out of storage. As the weather gets warmer, you’ll spend more time with family and friends in your backyard or on your patio. If you’ve prepared your furniture for winter, it will be in good condition and ready for your…

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Property Damage Insurance Claim

How to File a Property Damage Insurance Claim for Furniture

April 2, 2018

After you’ve experienced a flood, fire, or other disaster in your home, insurance probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. But once you’ve collected yourself and made sure everyone is safe, it’s time to get insurance involved and make a property damage claim. To get started on the claim process, evaluate every personal property…

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Wicker Furniture Care

How to Clean and Care for Wicker Furniture

March 26, 2018

Wicker furniture has been a popular choice for indoor and outdoor use for centuries and is still a fantastic look today. Used on a porch, patio, or deck, its colonial stylings are always in fashion. Wicker is a natural product, usually weaved with reeds or plant fibers, with the material suiting its seating environment. Whether…

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Updating Kitchen Cabinets

How to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Replacing them

March 7, 2018

Replacing your kitchen cabinets can be an expensive endeavor in a remodel. Instead of removing them, updating your kitchen cabinets can save you money and allow you to finish the project more quickly. There are various ways to go about updating a kitchen without replacing the cabinets, including adding new hardware, paint and varnish, crown…

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Furniture Repair Expert

How to Find a Furniture Repair Expert in Your Area

March 1, 2018

Furniture repair and restoration are not something that people think about until it becomes necessary, like when you have a broken chair, your dog chewed up the couch, or you find a weathered antique in the attic. Even high-quality furniture well-built from solid wood can fall into disrepair, and accidents do happen. Whether you need…

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Sofa Cushion Stuffing

What’s My Sofa Stuffed With?

February 22, 2018

Whether you’re buying a new sofa or considering reupholstering an existing couch, sofa cushion stuffing is a complex topic that seems like an enigma wrapped in mystery. When you go to a furniture store, you’ll see countless sofa cushion filling options of differing foam densities, some wrapped in down/feather mixes, some wrapped in dacron or…

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