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How to Repair Furniture: Tips and Guidelines

How to Repair Furniture: Tips and Guidelines

Investing in a piece of furniture is a big choice. Unlike the bi-yearly (or yearly, if you’re truly dedicated) phone upgrades you might make to ‘keep up with the times,’ we generally don’t ditch a couch for the newest version. Instead, we try to take care of our furniture as long as possible through furniture maintenance, regular cleaning and general TLC. And even though you can definitely buy a couch that costs as much as the newest iPhone, its lifespan is viewed in a completely different manner.

We all know the...

Protecting Your Patio Furniture from Sun: Tips for Summer Days

Protecting Your Patio Furniture from Sun: Tips for Summer Days

Summer is the perfect time to sip some rosé (or frosé, if that suits your style) and catch up with friends on the back porch. After all, you’ve put in the time, money and effort to create that Pinterest-perfect patio that will make your friends jump at the chance to post a “casual summer day” picture to their Instagram account. So after all of that work (and obviously praise), you don’t want your furniture to be destroyed the first summer, do you? Unfortunately, without proper patio furniture protection, you run...

Pets and Leather Furniture: How to Keep Your Leather Furniture Safe from Damage

Pets and Leather Furniture: How to Keep Your Leather Furniture Safe from Damage

We all enjoy cuddling with our furry friends at the end of a long day. After all, you adopted your little ball of fluff for the cuddles, right? Generally, our first choice location for a snuggle session is not on the floor. It’s in the bed, on the couch, or in a favorite chair. And while we’ve already discussed how to repair furniture damaged by pets, we haven’t yet touched on how to prevent furniture from getting damaged in the first place.

Most fabric furniture is relatively impervious to visible damage...

Outdoor Upholstery Care: How to Clean Patio Furniture Cushions and Canvases

Outdoor Upholstery Care: How to Clean Patio Furniture Cushions and Canvases

It’s the middle of July — halfway through the summer — and your once-pristine patio furniture is looking like it has seen better days. There have been a few heavy rainstorms throughout the first half of the summer and you can tell your furniture upholstery could use a thorough cleaning. Or perhaps it’s the end of summer and you are trying to clean your furniture before storing it for the winter. Either way, bottom line is that you need clean patio furniture immediately.

Aside from proper furniture upkeep, clean patio furniture can...

Is My Wood Furniture Worth Refinishing?

Is My Wood Furniture Worth Refinishing?

Wood furniture can be found in a majority of homes around the world. After all, it’s sturdy, durable and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Deciding whether or not to refinish wood furniture is largely dependent on the cost of the furniture, as well as any personal value placed on it. Since wood furniture refinishing is labor intensive, it makes a great rainy day DIY project. It’s important to be able to identify when a piece should be saved versus when it should be taken to the dumpster.

Antiques

Antiques are...

Patio Umbrella Care and Maintenance: Bask in the Shade a Little Bit Longer

Patio Umbrella Care and Maintenance: Bask in the Shade a Little Bit Longer

Ah, yes — there is nothing quite like reading outside, under an umbrella, on a sunny summer day. Perhaps some frozen grapes are involved, too. The shady spot is your respite from a busy life, and you cherish (yes, cherish) that umbrella for protecting you from the sun’s rays while you relax. That umbrella was an investment — like all truly great pieces of furniture. So why would you not want it to last as long as possible? With proper patio umbrella care, you’ll be able to protect your purchase (and...

How to Protect Your Furniture in Transit: Tips and Tricks

How to Protect Your Furniture in Transit: Tips and Tricks

Moving can be stressful. Even the search for a reliable, affordable moving company can take longer than you’d expect. Then there is the tedious packing of your most treasured belongings — the ones you hope and pray don’t get damaged while in transit. You triple wrap them in bubble wrap and write “FRAGILE” all over the cardboard box.

As the boxes stack up, it’s time to start thinking about how to move the furniture. For some people who have, say, moved seven times in seven years, wrapping the furniture is just...

How to Repair Furniture Damaged by Pets

How to Repair Furniture Damaged by Pets

Chances are if you are a pet owner — cat or dog — you probably let your beloved animal on the furniture. Sometimes it’s because the pet is the alpha of the house and does what it wants — you know what we’re talking about! Other times, we just love cuddling on the couch, or in bed, with our furry friend. But that same furry friend — the one who causes you to talk in a high-pitched baby voice and curtail to its every need — may be intentionally, or unintentionally, damaging...

How to Care for Custom Timber Furniture: Tips and Tricks

How to Care for Custom Timber Furniture: Tips and Tricks

Timber is wood in its most natural form. As a result, every piece is different and unique. Unlike plywood, which is essentially thin slices of wood melded together in a factory, timber furniture uses wood pieces cut straight from the tree. The uniqueness of each cut comes from the variance in mineral streaks, grain variations and other natural markers. Since timber is natural, there are certain tips that will be valuable to know for proper timber furniture care.

Because timber comes directly from nature, and doesn’t go through a factory prior...

How to Decide When to Refinish

How to Decide When to Refinish

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure…or so the idiom goes. Do-it-yourself activities have been popular as of late in large part due to shows on networks like HGTV. Not only are DIY projects great activities for a rainy day, they also come with a great sense of pride the next time friends or family compliment the piece of furniture you poured your heart and soul into refinishing.
Maybe you found a nice coffee table while dumpster diving. Perhaps you ventured onto the great unknown of Craigslist and found a...

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