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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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Antique Wood Finishing History

The History of Antique Wood Finishing Techniques

February 7, 2018

The types of wood finishes we have today come from centuries of artisans and craftsmen perfecting natural wood finishing techniques. When we uncover beautiful antique wooden furniture, it’s easy to find the skill of the maker in the workmanship, but the finish is often faded due to age and other factors. Early antique wood finishes,…

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Antique Furniture Care

A Guide to Caring for Your Antique Furniture

January 30, 2018

If you own antique furniture, you know your pieces need more attention and care than your average furniture. The best way to care for your antique furniture and ensure that it stays safe is through planned preservation. By caring for your antique wood furniture before problems arise, you’ll save on refinishing and repair costs and…

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