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Caring for Your Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Caring for Your Reclaimed Wood Furniture
Our reclaimed wood furniture is a fabulous addition to your decor.  It has the heart and soul of a vintage piece, combined with the customization durability of bench made furniture.  
You'll find the furniture is easy to care for and gets better with age.  
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How to Measure for Furniture

How to Measure for Furniture

How to Measure for Furniture

Now that you've decided to invest in a new piece of furniture, let's make sure it fits perfectly in your room.  

Follow a  general rule of allowing 36" of traffic pattern around an arrangement of furniture for traffic flow.  

Dining Tables 

If you are looking to sit a certain number of people at your table, the size of your chairs is as important as the size of the table.  Generally, allow about 20" of length per person (about the width of a placement).  

 

A trestle base will give you more flexibility than four legs to seat more people along each side of the table.  

    Cabinets

    Consider the size of the doors when placing furniture adjacent to a cabinet with doors.  You'll want to be able to completely open the cabinet doors without bumping into a nearby piece of furniture.  


    If your cabinet has to be turned on its side to be carried through a standard door into your room, make sure it will clear the ceiling when it's placed upright.   To calculate the diagonal measurement of the cabinet, dust off the Pythagorean Theorem:  height of the cabinet squared + width of the cabinet squared = diagonal measurement of the cabinet squared.  If the square root of the diagonal measurement is less that your ceiling height, then you're good.  If it is more, then the cabinet will not fit into your room unless it is made in two pieces. 

      Coffee Tables

      For coffee tables, rules are made to be broken, but these three rules should give you some structure to work with:  generally speaking, you'll want your coffee table to be roughly the height of your sofa deck (about 20"), roughly 18" from the sofa, and approx. 2/3 the width of the sofa.  

      As always, if you have questions just contact us.  We can help.  
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      Stylist Secrets | Installing a Gallery Wall

      Stylist Secrets | Installing a Gallery Wall
      Whether you collect vintage oil paintings, sketches, photographs or lithographs, it's always a bit intimidating to commit to an arrangement on your wall.  We've got a few fool-proof tips and tricks to help you get it right the first time.  Continue reading

      Caring for Your Vintage French Bread Boards

      Caring for Your Vintage French Bread Boards

      We like to use our vintage bread boards in our kitchen rather than just relegating them for display.  So of course, we take very good care of them so they can live long, healthy lives long after we're done with them.  

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      Our Secret Recipe

      Our Secret Recipe
      Occasionally you'll want to give your flatware a little polish. So here is our favorite, low-maintenance recipe for a lustrous shine. It's simple, quick and fun! Continue reading