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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Keep Wooden Furniture Stain-Free

Wax or Dirt:

To clean wooden furniture of wax or dirt, dampen a clean rag with some mineral spirit and wipe across the wooden surface. Do this until all the dirt is picked up into the rag. To remove the dirt that collects in the grooves and crevices of carved areas use a cotton swab dipped in spirit.

Water Stains:

For recent and mild stains, cover the stain with a clean, thick blotter and press down hard for a few minutes. If that doesn’t work, rub with salad oil, mayonnaise or white toothpaste and leave it on for about 15 minutes. For older or tougher stains leave it for more time, even overnight if required. Then wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Milk or Alcohol:

For milk or alcohol stains rub it with a paste of boiled linseed oil and rottenstone with the grain. Substitute pumice instead of rottenstone for dull finishes. Or rub with a cloth dampened with some ammonia. Wipe the surface dry and wax or polish.

White Marks:

Rub the stain with a clean cloth dipped in a mixture of cigarette ash with salad oil or lemon juice. Once the stain has been removed, wipe the surface dry and wax or polish.

Light Cigarette Burns:

Rub the stained surface with scratch-concealing polish. If that does not work you could try rubbing it with a paste of linseed oil and rottenstone with the grain until the burn mark is completely gone.

Nail Polish:

Try to blot the spilled nail polish as soon as possible while it is still wet. If it has become dry, rub it with fine steel wool dipped in wax. Wipe the surface dry and wax or polish.

Designer Styles of Sofa Sets

Chesterfield Sofa: Sofa of the European Royalty

This is a lavish sofa design, which was popularised by the Duke of Chesterfield around the early eighteenth century. Since then, it is adorning palaces and royal abodes.

Since, in this sofa, the armrests and the backrests are of the same height so, this sofa can be easily spotted by the distinctive design.

Note: The armrests can be either rolled-type or straight.

The fabric is in the deep buttoned tufted pattern. The cushion seats are large enough to provide extra comfort.

Multi-Utility Sofa cum Beds

As the name suggests, it is a multi-utility furniture which can be used both as a sofa and a bed. It is available in both wooden as well as upholstery fabric options.

A small sleeping compartment can be drawn out from the cushion box. In some other types, the sofa can be unfolded to turn it into a sleeping bed.

Fold-able Sleeping Futons

The word ‘Futon’ was traditionally used in Japan for a fold-able mattress, which could be used for seating after folding.

In the west, the term is now used for a folding bed. Futons are simple sofa designs that can be unfolded to make a bed. So, this makes it a particular kind of sofa-bed.

These are upholstered sofa options with tuft-patterned upholstery.

Sleek and Chic Chaise Lounges

This sofa gives a contemporary regal look and is a perfect fit for the modern interiors. A chaise can also be used in bedrooms. It may or may not have a back and armrest-or it may have a single arm and a half backrest.

This is an upholstered sofa, which is also available in deep buttoned and tufted pattern.

Sectional Sofas: Arrange your Imagination

These sofas have multiple separated sections, which can be arranged in different positions, according to personal needs. These can be arranged to give a U-shape or L-shape to the sofa.

Some of the sections may not have a back or armrests-such sections are called Ottoman sections. These type of sofas are generally available only in fabric options.

Choosing Log Furniture

Size is Everything

Homes that feature large logs, spacious ceilings or are roomy in general require a different flavor of rustic furniture than their more conventional counterparts. If large logs make up the walls of your room, or you have a fireplace made from monster rocks from Montana, you’ll need a massive log look for your furniture as well. Otherwise, your log furniture will seem dwarfed and insignificant.

Even if the home for your log furniture is a cabin with 8-inch logs, a few large pieces of furniture will look better than many small ones. Larger furniture makes a room feel full without being cluttered.

If your bedroom has a high cathedral ceiling, a log canopy bed can help fill out the dimensions. There is also much you can do with artwork and lighting to make the best use of your space.

Types of wood

A variety of wood types are used to create rustic furniture. Following is an overview of several which are available on our website:

Steam-bent Hickory

Hickory is a very durable, flexible wood. Many a child has climbed to the top of a green hickory sapling to ride it down as it yields to the weight without breaking. When heated with steam for a period of time, Hickory poles can easily be formed into various unique pieces of furniture. The steamed poles are placed in a jig and left to dry. They will become very rigid and retain this shape when dry.

Steam-bent hickory is strong enough to be used for tools such as hammers and axes, and unpeeled hickory accounts for one of the best-selling lines of log furniture. The Amish use steam-bent hickory to make dining room chairs, as the legs for dining room tables, coffee tables, and rockers.

Teak Furniture is Better Choice

This luxuriant hardwood has abilities to withstand the rigors of adverse climates. It is resistant to water, weather and warping, allowing it to withstand season after season of use. Because of its rich quality and ability to weather attractively, teak furniture is not only a sound investment; it is a symbol of luxury and affluence.

There are several leading furniture manufacturers known for exceptional craftsmanship of this furniture. One of the largest and most renowned is Kingsley-Bate. Kingsley-Bate was the first American company to use Javanese in the manufacture of its furniture. They, like many of their industry counterparts, use precise mortise and tenon joinery in the construction of their teak furniture. The quality material and sheer craftsmanship, provides customers with teak furniture of exceptional style and durability.

Teak furniture is offered in a wide variety of classic pieces as well as custom designs by skilled wood carvers. You can enjoy a teak bench with a carved hummingbird motif or a teak bench that has a simple but elegant design. Whatever you are looking for, a teak Adirondack chair, teak bench, teak chair or teak table, you will not be disappointed.

Over time, teak will age to a soft gray patina color. The original color of your teak furniture may be maintained with a seasonal application of a teak oil or teak protector.
Small cracks may appear on the surface of the wood over time. This is a natural part of the aging process and in no way harms the integrity of your teak furniture. Outside of cleaning with soap and water as needed, teak is virtually low maintenance.