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Furniture Repair

Make Your Couch Cushions More Comfortable

We all need a place to kick off our shoes and relax after a day of work or running errands. The comfort of your couch is proportional to how well you nap. If your cushions are no longer as inviting as they used to be, here are a few ways to fix an uncomfortable couch…

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How to Identify Chippendale Furniture

Thomas Chippendale, a cabinetmaker from London, created one of the most famous furniture styles in the last three centuries.  Chippendale furniture combines gothic, Rococo, and Chinese influences to create a design motif that has gained popularity throughout the world. History’s initial wave of Chippendale furniture enjoyed popularity from 1750 to 1780, but there have also…

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5 Furniture Leg Styles You Need to Know

Not only are furniture leg styles an integral part of the overall aesthetic and functionality of a chair or table, but different furniture leg styles can also be used to identify and date antique pieces from many eras. Furniture legs provide clues as to the manufacture date, especially when used in conjunction with foot styles.…

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

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 pieces…

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What’s My Chair Back Style?

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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Rejuvenating and Caring for Your Cane Furniture

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 made,…

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How to Clean and Care for Wicker Furniture

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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How to Refurbish Your Furniture for the Holidays

With the fall and winter holidays coming up fast, you’re probably thinking about how to refurbish your furniture before your family comes into town. Instead of buying new pieces for your home, you can save by refurbishing furniture and making it look new. Brighten up the most-used pieces in your home, like your dining table,…

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How to Fix Pet Odor & Damage on Furniture

Pets are an important part of the family, but like babies, they can make a mess, destroying furniture with their teeth and claws. Puppies and kittens often don’t know better and may vomit or relieve themselves on your furniture, causing untold damage to your beloved pieces. But no matter what Fido or Kitty do to…

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Tips for Cleaning Wood Furniture

Whether you just bought some brand-new wooden furniture or you have antiques that have been in your family for generations, cleaning is essential to preserving wood furniture. There are countless diverse ways to finish wood, including painting, staining, varnishing, and even leaving it unsealed. While different types and finishes of wood require specific ways of…

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