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Wooden Furniture

Wooden Furniture

The right wooden  furniture complements everything that you do in your home.

Seating, eating, sleeping, storage, leisure are all enhanced by the right furniture.

Not only does your home need furnishings, your workplace absolutely needs furnishings such as work tables, desks, seating, and furniture for record keeping and storing books. Orderly rooms and living areas are hardly possible without the right furnishings.

However, when choosing furnishings, as well as considering the use to which it will be put it is necessary to pay attention to its design and to the size of the space in which the Wooden Furniture will be placed.

Furniture can be created of various materials such as Wood, wicker, iron, man-made components, plastic, and many other components including bamboo. All materials have their own benefits and drawbacks.

Wooden Furniture has been used for personal and workspace purposes since the beginning of time.I your home the selection of the correct wooden furniture for  living space area, bed rooms, kitchen areas, terraces and gardens can enhance your comfort and enjoyment of your home.

For anyone who is looking at buying Wooden Furniture, it is recommended to visit Woodfurnituregallery.com, since it provides a wealth of information about all types of wood furniture.This can be a guide for anyone who is looking to buy high-quality wood created furnishings  It is also helps to avoid clients from being confused by information released by producers

Narra Wood Furniture Essentials

What you need to know about Narra Wood Furniture

Narra is a wood of almost mythical beauty and durability which grows in certain parts of south East Asia. It has long been a desired feature of the decor of mansions and royal palaces as well as all other types of homes and places of worship. It features unique and beautiful grain patterns and a stunning honey gold color and is a strong and durable timber

Narra wood is has long been  highly sought after by furniture creators and craftsmen  all over the world as they seek to create unique and functional furniture items for their clients..

For hundreds of years Narra wood furniture items have been desired by every level of society . It is loved by everyone.

Narra is  timber  preferred Wood for many Wood Furniture creators not only in the nations where it grows naturally but is sought after all over the world and is  often find found in the most palatial of  houses

It is a beautiful , durable and strong wood which has long been used in quality home construction. In fact, many historical  houses in many parts of  South East Asia like  Malaysia and Thailand use Narra in various internal places, including for flooring surfaces, main gates and stairways as well as the most exquisite furniture pieces that are known to have survived for  hundreds of years.

The official residence of  the Filipino Presidents, embraces Narra for much of its decorations and flooring surfaces. The Presidential bed and most of its other furnishing is  Narra Wood

Narra is nowadays very  popular for interior decoration in quality homes all over the world

Many high end Wood Furniture and decoration items are created of Narra.

Narra wood has a subtle rose scent ,It is known by many other names including ‘New Guinea Rosewood.’

Its color  is normally light yellowish honey color  to strong blood stream red with  maroon features sometimes displayed . Its wood grain can be straight and regular and also sometimes curly and interlocked. The wood is particularly hard, strong and extremely resilient.

Narra wood is a fine , easy timber  to work with both hand tools and power equipment.

It glues and holds nails and screws  perfectly and always displays an outstanding beauty on sanding and finishing by hand or  machine.

These qualities give Narra Wood Furniture a unique advantage among other natural timbers and set it apart as a  preferred raw material  among Wood Furniture creators in their endeavor to make unique Wood Furniture that often become treasured heirloom items.

Narra Wood is used by many furniture crafts persons and artists to create unique and beautiful furniture pieces. They can transform this unique Wood into some of the most wonderful Wood Furniture available . Narra display cabinets showcases and large dining tables are popular.

Due to the rarity and quality of the timber and the high level of craftsmanship put into it Narra wood furniture often commands a  premium  price. The price paid is always more than returned in the pleasure of owning a beautiful and unique piece of furniture

Buying Recycled Wood Furniture

Recycled Wood Furniture

Recycled timbers can be crafted into unique furniture pieces

Buying Recycled Wood Furniture

 Recycled Wood Furniture brings many benefits to the discerning buyer.

Many people love the look and feel of solid timber but are aware that forestry practices in some parts of the world are damaging the environment.

A more environmentally friendly way is to use recycled wood which is sourced from old timber buildings and structures such as warehouses and bridges.

These structures were built many years ago and the timber available then was often of much superior quality to much of what is available today.

When they are dismantled there can be very high quality timber available which can be recycled and used again.

A long period of exposure to varying climatic conditions ensures that the timber is very stable and well seasoned.

 

The benefits of using recycled using timber from old structures include

  • The wood is very well seasoned and so is very stable
  • High quality timber due to large trees being available long ago.
  • No adverse effects on environment
  • May be rare varieties of timber which are no longer available.
  • Using recycled timber avoids the need to cut timber from existing forests
  •  Is a way of ensuring that the solid wood furniture you buy does not result in any environmental damage.
  • Timbers may have developed a unique patina and character which only time can produce.

Furniture makers who use recycled timber are usually justly proud of the contribution that they are making to protecting the environment and are happy to provide the history and background of the recycled timbers they use.

As a buyer of furniture made from recycled timber you also can be proud that you have become the owner of a quality piece of furniture with a ready made history because the timber has had a previous life in another use.

There are also timbers which have become rare and may not be available any longer but which may be found as recycled timbers.Some of the most sought after timbers in bygone times are now very rare or even unavailable from the forests so recycled timber of these varieties may be the only source of these rare and beautiful timbers.

Environment Friendly Wood Furniture

Solid Wood Furniture

Know where the timber comes from

Environment Friendly Wood Furniture

When looking to invest in real wood furniture more and more people are giving more thought to considering the effect that their choices of timber have on the environment.

Factors to Consider.

Good quality solid wood furniture can bring its owners a lifetime of pleasure and then even go on to become a heritage item which is treasured by successive generations. A little study will soon equip a buyer with the ability to tell the difference between real solid wood furniture and furniture made from manufactured boards.

There is a growing awareness that using materials sourced from the natural environment can have effects which were never previously considered.

Reputable sellers of solid wood furniture will be more than happy to inform prospective buyers with information about the sources and processes involved in producing their furniture.

Some of the things a concerned buyer may like to know are

  • What is the name of the variety of the timber used
  • Where is the timber grown.
  • What forestry practices are followed
  • Are there government controls and standards
  • Is the timber plantation grown or is it from old growth forest.

Any reputable furniture seller will be happy to provide the answers to these and other questions which arise.

You should feel comfortable that the timber in the furniture you are considering buying has been harvested in a way which considers the effect of forestry operations on the people, animals and plants in the local environment.

A search on Google will provide a wealth of information about particular wood varieties and where they are grown.

It is sad but true that on some places illegal timber taking even causes endangered animals to be threatened. Have a look at the wood used. The Meeting of Trade in Endangered Species or CITES has a website www.cites.org  You can get more information there.

Buying Wood Furniture from reputable sellers who happily provide information about the sources of the furniture ensures that you do not contribute to practices which threaten fragile natural environments.

 

Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture Care and Preservation

Antique and heirloom furniture pieces call for special care

Antique and heirloom furniture pieces call for special care

Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture Care and Preservation
Hints for the care and preservation of Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture pieces

Although old furniture pieces may originally have been simply regarded as functional items for daily use their age and value whether monetary or sentimental mean that they warrant special treatment when being maintained or repaired.

This is especially true of valuable antique items.  To maintain their value it is important to use the correct materials and techniques in their care, maintenance and , especially , repair. The use of the correct polishes, adhesives, fasteners and finishes can dramatically affect the value of antique pieces.
Environment considerations for Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture
Warming sunlight streaming through a window can give a room a welcome lift in mood especially in the colder months,. however the effect of sunlight on our furniture, especially on older, antique or fragile items , should be considered.
Sunshine is partly composed of UV or ultraviolet light. UV light can damage antique furniture. The UV rays in sunlight can degrade wood finishes, wood surfaces and fabrics.
The finishes used on Antique furniture are made using natural materials which are less resistant to the effects of UV light than modern synthetic materials.
Old clear finishes can yellow, turn opaque, or crack from exposure to sunlight.
For this reason you should avoid placing antique furniture where it is exposed to strong , direct sunlight.
Curtains or shades can be used to diffuse or block sunlight.
Heating and Cooling Devices The action of the various devices we use to keep our homes comfortable throughout the year can have unexpected effects on Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture
Temperature, airflow and moisture content of the air have effects on your furniture. For this reason it is important to consider the placement of fragile pieces in relation to heating and air conditioning vents, radiators, fireplaces or stoves. Heated airflow can cause shrinking that can loosen joints and cause veneers, inlays and marquetry to buckle and lift..

Air conditioning units change the moisture in the air.
Because changes in the moisture in the air can cause wood to expand and contract we need to be aware of the need for fragile furniture pieces to be kept out of strong air currents from vents or ducts.
Wood expands and contracts as the moisture content, or relative humidity, of the air changes.
This expansion and contraction can cause glue joints to loosen, drawers and doors to jam or become stuck in their apertures
Too much moisture over a long period can result in conditions which favor mold  growth, rot and even insect infestation.

Where a lot of antique furniture pieces are kept in a room it may be considered worthwhile to control the temperature and humidity  in the space in order to minimize the adverse effects that moisture can have on your valuable antique furniture.

Insects and Pests affecting Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture

In addition to wood, Antique furniture may be made from leather, fabrics and upholstery materials such as horsehair. All of these materials can act as a source of food and shelter for various insects and other pests.

Insects such as powderpost beetles eat their way along the grain inside wood until they mature. Mature insects bore their way out of the wood leaving exit holes.
Active infestations can be identified by exit holes and a fine sawdust called frass appearing under the piece of furniture.
Termites stay hidden while they eat wood. Even though they work out of sight, termites leave signs to show that they have been active because the surface of the wood may start to have a “blistered”

appearance. By tapping on the wood and listening for a hollow sound, it is possible to tell by the sound which part of the wood that termites have eaten away the inside of .

As the termites continue to eat, the surface of the wood may start to have a “blistered” appearance. This happens when the termites eat too near the surface of the wood and leave only the paint on the surface.
Active infestations should be isolated as soon as possible and an exterminator and/or conservator should be consulted.

Mice and rats can be attracted to the upholstery materials found in antiques for use when nesting. Rodent activity should be addressed as irreparable damage could result if left unattended.

To take the best care possible of your Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture simply follow these easy steps-
Avoid placing antique furniture in front of a window or direct sunlight.
Avoid placing antiques near air conditioning and heating vents.
Don’t place your antique furniture near fireplaces and stoves.
Blot up spills immediately.
Dust regularly using a lint free cloth.

These simple measures will help to ensure many years of enjoyment of your Antique, Heritage and Heirloom Furniture

Wood Furniture Buying Hints

Wood Furniture Guide

Wood Furniture Guide

Wood Furniture Buying Hints

Wood Furniture is a natural choice in any home.
Wood has been used to make furniture from the earliest times.
This is because it was a material that was readily available and could be worked with simple tools and skills.
As civilization developed better tools became available and craftsmen became more skilful
New materials such as metals and later, plastics became available and nowadays may be combined with wood in furniture for a number of reasons.
The visual and tactile qualities of wood make it a popular choice for both wood furniture makers and buyers whether they prefer traditional or contemporary design for their furniture.

Wood Furniture Buying Tips

Buying wood furniture can be challenging.
There are many factors to take into consideration.
Many wood furniture buyers are becoming aware of the possible effects their choice of timber varieties may have on the environment and on wildlife that depends on it for their habitat.
This means they seek out information about the source of the materials used in the wood furniture they buy.
Many reputable manufacturers and retailers provide information about the sources of the timbers used in their furniture.

Tips to Buying  # 1 – Know what your needs are
Whether you are looking for wood furniture for the kitchen, living rooms, bedrooms, patio or garden you will have developed a set of preferences as to size, colors and styles and whether you want a new item or prefer to look at pre owned items.

 #2 If new is your choice then you will seek out whoever makes or supplies the type of furniture you like.
There are many individual craftspersons and small furniture works who can produce exquisite pieces which may be unique to you.

 #3 Look at many different pieces before you decide on one.
Talk to the maker or sales person and ask them to tell you about the materials and the manufacturing methods that were used. You will soon realize which factors are important to you and which will influence your decision about which to buy.

 #4 Finding the right used item can be a great adventure whether it is a modern item or an antique.- See our post ‘Heirloom and Antique furniture’ for more information.

Quality wood furniture can bring many years of pleasure which start with the search for the perfect piece .

Natural Wood Furniture Maintenance

Wood Furniture Care

care of wood furniture

Natural Wood Furniture Maintenance

The maintenance of natural wood furniture is important to keep the furniture looking at its best.

Many people seek natural products to use in the care of their wood furniture.

Whether it is indoor, patio or outdoor furniture natural oils and waxes can preserve and beautify wood furniture items.

Preserving your woodwork’s natural good looks can be a simple task.

There are many products available for cleaning and beautifying wood furniture but some of these can contain ingredients which smell unpleasant and may give off fumes which can affect the breathing of the occupants of the rooms.

Natural ingredients such as olive oil or boiled linseed oil blended and natural beeswax can with a little elbow grease produce beautiful and protective results.

Many furniture owners now prefer to look after their wood furniture by using these safe, pleasant , organic and easily obtainable products.

Indoor Furniture – Step by Step Wood Furniture Care

  • Dust thoroughly using a soft bristled brush to reach into all corners and crevices.
  • If needed wipe over with a soft cloth wrung out in warm soapy water. Use a paintbrush to get in to crevices.
  • Many good polishes are available from your hardware store but a  mixture of one part olive oil and one part white vinegar mixed well makes a good natural polish which has no strong solvent smell and is much cheaper.
  • use a soft, lint-free material such as an old cotton t-shirt or towel
  • Dampen the cloth with the mixture and apply generously to make sure all surfaces are nourished.
  • Use a fresh cloth to buff off excess polish and this will bring up an attractive subtle  shine on your wood furniture.

Outdoor Furniture -Step by Step Wood Furniture Care-

 

  • As outdoor wood furniture is more exposed to the effects of sun, wind and rain it needs more protection
    • If the surfaces are weathered and rough they may need a light rub with 120 grit abrasive paper. This is also good for removing any marks or scratches.
    • Dust thoroughly using a soft bristled brush to reach into all corners and crevices.
    • Many good finishes are available from your hardware store but a mixture of 400 ml of linseed oil and 600 ml of mineral turpentine mixed well makes a good natural wood finish which has no strong solvent smell and is much cheaper. This mixture should be used with good ventilation.
    • Use a soft, lint-free material such as an old cotton t-shirt or towel
    • Dampen the cloth with the mixture and apply generously and rub in to make sure all surfaces are nourished.
    • Use a fresh cloth to buff off excess
    • Repeat the application if necessary on more weathered wood.

Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Wood furniture

All woods naturally absorb moisture from the atmosphere.

Depending on how humid the air is wood expands and contracts with the seasons. This is most noticeable in Tropical climates. In the wet season furniture drawers and doors may not fit as well as in the dry seasons.

In more temperate climates there is less humidity so there is less movement in the timber.

Good quality wood furniture is built to make allowance for changes in climate and is less affected but it is important to keep the exterior surfaces nourished with a natural finish like the olive oil/white vinegar mixture or a commercial furniture polish.

 

Effects of Sunshine on Wood furniture

While you may not realize it, sunshine, or more correctly ultra violet light, can cause wood furniture to deteriorate.

Outdoor sunshine with its ultra violet radiation is far and away the most destructive. But even light coming through a window has the energy and heat warm to break down furniture finishes and damage the wood.

When possible, it is best to keep Wood Furniture out of immediate sunlight and use curtains or shutters to  control the quantity of sunlight that goes into the room.

Good Looks and Long Life

Investing a little time and work in looking after your wood furniture will pay off by making your furniture to keep its good looks for longer.

Old and Antique furniture needs careful looking after as its age may result in damage or loose joints..

To maintain the value of old and collectable pieces it is a good idea to get specific advice from an expert in the field of wood furniture restoration.

Teak Wood Furniture

Teak Wood Furniture

Teak Wood Furniture seats are available in various shapes and styles. Once you have a teak seat you will be impressed to see the distinction that it has brought to your house.

Teak Wood Furniture Clean and Care

Teak Wood furniture is right for every situation

Quality Teak seats are a joy to look at and to sit in .It is customer who chooses what he wants to provide the comfort, convenience and creativeness they desire. All quality teak seats guarantee full relaxation, comfort and amazing style.

Teak Wood Furniture  tables and benches can perform the role of many different types of seating existing in our homes.

Teak benches are normally very informal and relaxed. These benches can be placed in places like veranda, lawn and terraces and alfresco dining areas.

Natural teak benches are very versatile and can go with every house personality and look appropriate when placed anywhere.

Teak Wood Furniture is made in both  modern and classic styles and  can be rugged and rustic for outdoor use or sleek and sophisticated for indoors.

Teak Wood Furniture can be rugged and rustic for outdoor use or sleek and sophisticated for indoors.

Teak desks are very popular.Every custom made teak desk is created to meet the wishes of the customer.

Teak desks are at home both  inside and outside the house.

Teak Wood chaise lounges combine together relaxation, convenience mobility and amazing design.

Teak Wood Sun lounges can be designed to be dismantled easily for compact storage in the colder seasons of the year

Teak Wood design elements can be created to enhance the décor of any home.

Popular teak elements are room divider panels, bottle racks, trunks, chests and coffee tables. Deeply upholstered teak seats are great for relaxing and you can watch TV or study your preferred book while seated on the strong seated teak seat and rest your body. One of the most stunning features of well designed Teak Wood Chairs is that you will relax in comfort  even you sit for extended hours.

Teak Wood Furniture is strong and durable and will keep its good looks for many years so long as a few simple  Teak Wood Maintenance steps are followed.

Teak Wood Furniture , Teak Wood Chairs, Teak Wood Benches

Wood Furniture Gallery – Finishes

 Wood Furniture Gallery – Finishes

Many different Finishes have been used to decorate and protect Wood Furniture through the ages. Many traditionally genuine FinishesWood Furniture Gallery - Finishes were high maintenance, work intense, and not very resilient, so the trend has been to more resistant and sustained completes suitable for existence.

Simple wax Finishes have been used for many decades, especially on traditional  country maple Wood Furniture because of its soft and satiny look. Wax is quickly renewed or brightened with a new application, damaged  or worn spots are super simple to blend in again. A drawback is that wax Finishes can mark quickly from water, liquor and make up.

Oil Finishes have also been used for 100′s of years. These penetrating oils are easy for beginners to use because they are simply applied onto the Wood, allowed to drain in, and polished dry. This process is repeated until the desired gloss is designed.

A drawback is that the Oil Finishes may progressively dry out, demanding recurring applications, to keep up an even gloss. While not particularly resilient, if it is damaged it is simple to add more oil and it combines in nicely. Read the rest of this entry »

Cane Furniture

Cane Furniture

Cane Furniture

Cane Furniture can show your flair for style and fashion. The beauty and strength of cane furnishings are features that attract many furniture buyers.

Cane Furniture

light and natural cane furniture brings a fresh cool look to your home

Cane furniture has been a traditional part of house and garden furnishings for many years  and has experienced a resurgence in interest in the last few years.

Some of the primary attractions of cane furnishing is that it is comfortable and cool.

Cane furniture is available in warm soft natural  shades and can be curved into stylish shapes. You can move the cane furnishings quickly as it is very lightweight.

Some of the common cane furnishings products are seats, platforms, seats, couches, dining chairs, hanging seats, mattresses, sofas, recliners, shelf units, book shelves and many other  products which can be used for decorating the home.

The versatility, strength and lightness of Cane Furniture have made cane furnishings recognised as a preferred option of furnishings for homes, stores, restaurants and hotels. Cane furnishings is being used everywhere.

The natural material of cane furniture gives an organic, natural look but clever , creative design means it gives a stylish look to the overall décor .

What most customers really like about cane furnishings is its ease of maintenance and environmental friendliness.

You can team up your cane furnishings with natural leather or steel for that extra shade of elegant overall look.

The use of Cane Furniture in its natural colouring and overall tones like cream , dark, maple and off- white.

For those who really like traditional furnishings, off-white and cream shade color cane furnishings could be a good option and for those who want something strong dark and maple shades can do amazing things , you just need to select the one that enhances the effect you are seeking.

Cane Furniture is a beautiful , natural alternative which can complement many differeng styles of décor.

Cane is taking its place in many homes.

Where the light , natural look is desired or you are looking to add a new level of class and comfort to your home the natural choice is Cane Furniture.

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