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Dont Buy Furniture Until You Read This

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Dont Buy Furniture Until You Read This

Furniture Buying Checklist What You Should Look for In Wood  Purchase: Solid Wood, 9+ Layer Plywood, and Quality Wood Veneer Softwood Examples: Cedar, Fir, Pine, and Redwood Hardwood Examples: Ash, Birch, Cherry, Mango, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Poplar, Teak, and Walnut Avoid: Thinly constructed plywood, Particleboard, Pressboard, Fiberboard, Cheap Wood Veneer * Things to know - knots, cracks, softwood that easily scratches and even some MDF or manufactured wood is not necessarily bad. For example, you may be looking for furniture with character that knots and cracks in wood can offer. Also, if you are looking for less expensive furniture then...

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How to choose the right bookcase. A Buying Guide.

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How to choose the right bookcase. A Buying Guide.

Choosing a bookcase can be a daunting task with some many choices available. Do you want mobile bookcase, built in shelving, wood etagere that’s more like shelving or a big tall bookcase that’s the centerpiece of the room. A bookcase, as the name applies is something most view for just books, but it’s really so much more. Bookcases are very versatile pieces that can be used to organize a wider range of everyday items. Although choosing the size and style of bookcase or etagere that you want depends on the size or the room it will go in and what...

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3 Decorating Ideas For Summer

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3 Decorating Ideas For Summer

1. Go Sleek Think about your home as a  rental, and you'll see it in a complete different way. Open up the entryways and windows, pull back the drapes, and dispose of pieces that are dim, bleak, or have a winter feel. Stow away overwhelming frill, blankets,  tosses, and items used for warmth until fall arrives.     2. Spice it up Consider purchasing accent dishes full of color to spice up your room. Use sprinkles of late spring with summer styling to give you room a bright airy fell. Blends of colorful flower, tropical plants, and nautical dishes and...

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3 Wood Etageres To Add Rustic Style To Your Living Space

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3 Wood Etageres To Add Rustic Style To Your Living Space

1.  Industrial Metal and Wood Etagere This Industrial Metal and Wood Etagere is a stylish way to store photos, books or other knick knacks around the house. Beautiful wooden shelves supported by sturdy metal, this etagere is perfect for the living room, bedroom, dining room, library or even the garage.  This Industrial Metal and Wood Rustic style etagere with its criss-cross back leaves a light airy look against your wall.     2. Cumberland Metal and Smoked Wood Rustic Etagere This Cumberland Metal and Smoked Wood Etagere can be used for many purposes. You can use it for towels and...

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2 Quick Tips to Mix and Match

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2 Quick Tips to Mix and Match

  Incorporate what you already have. If you are like most it is not possible to simply replace all of your furniture at one time. So that leaves us with the option of incorporating what you have with the new pieces you purchase. It is possible to mix dark traditional pieces of furniture with the light cottage style. You can lighten up your traditional dark wood pieces with light linens and throw rugs. The key to mixing in lighter cottage looks with traditional dark furniture is to lighten the feel of the room by using softer colors. Here are a...

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