Wooden Furniture Rules High Point Market

June 29, 2012

The High Point Furniture Market attracts interior designers and furniture retailers from around the world. At the recent spring show, wooden pieces took the show by storm. Here is a re-cap of some of High Point’s finest wooden offerings. Mahogany. Baker Furniture had exquisite mahogany and mahogany veneer options by Thomas Pheasant. The designer’s Radiant Center Table has

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Eco-Friendly Wood Varnishes

June 26, 2012

Varnish has always been a good option to seal wood because it is a transparent, hard, protective finish or film. But you may have heard in the past few years that some varnishes are not great for indoor air quality. Not to worry. Here are some eco-friendly wood varnishes: Int’l Eco Wood Treatment is a non-toxic wood treatment

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Corbels Add Character

June 21, 2012

A corbel is a piece of wood or masonry that jutts out of a wall to carry a weight. Corbels have been used a lot in architecture lately, as these images from notable design magazines demonstrate: House Beautiful showed this carved corbel over a stove in a French Country-style kitchen in Connecticut. The design, selected by interior designer

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Wainscoting Graces Fine Homes

June 18, 2012

Wainscoting, or wainscot paneling as they call it in England, is a series of narrow boards that line the lower portion of a wall. It is common now to see wainscoting on the upper portions of walls and ceilings as well. What you may have associated with a cottage is now found absolutely everywhere, especially

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Wide Plank Flooring is Popular

June 15, 2012

Usually, glossy interior design magazines save their excitement for color and pattern. But wide plank flooring has been all the buzz lately, from coast to coast. Here is a look at images from notable national interior design publications: House Beautiful showed wide plank heart pine flooring in a kitchen by famed designer Mick de Giulio. The

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Wood of the Month: Fir

June 14, 2012

Fir is an affordable softwood often used in residential construction, light commercial construction, woodworking and other applications.   Douglas fir is used extensively in the construction industry for structural applications that are required to withstand high loads. Douglasfir is dimensionally stable and holds nails well. Douglas fir is one of the few breeds available in

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Low Maintenance Exterior Trim Products

June 11, 2012

The home above combines great traditional styling with innovative low maintenance exterior trim products. Schutte Lumber sells the trim products seen above, by Versatex, as well as durable  items from many other fine suppliers. Here are the advantages to low maintenance exterior trim products: Same look. Nowadays, it is often hard to tell the difference

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Whimsical Woodworking Projects to Make Summer More Fun for Kids!

June 5, 2012

In the summertime, the world becomes a child’s playground. But you can make your child’s playground even more special this summer with a whimsical new toy made just for them. Here are some wonderful wooden toys that could inspire woodworking projects with the best kind of ROI … lots of child smiles! Not only will

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