Wood Finishes

Last week we started the first chapter of our ultimate guide to wooden furniture, speaking about wood types. Today we continue telling you more about the kinds of wood finishes. As we have pointed out in the high trends for 2018, wood is one of the highlights for the home decor and one cannot miss it, rearranging any room from bedroom to kitchen and dining room. Before buying furniture and knowing how to take care of this kind, we recommend to discover more on the material (type of wood) it is made of, and get to know more about the kinds of finishes. So, here we go!

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The popular decorative technique is undoubtedly inlaying. It is commonly used to create a furniture piece with a flush and flat surface. Inlaying means basically inserting contrasting materials into depressions in a major furniture piece. Usually materials used for contrast are another woods or metal, ivory. Often observed in accent tables and jewelry boxes.

A protective and sleek-style finish for woods is lacquer. Due to the layers applied it may have many sheen levels from matte-finished to high-gloss. It’s applied in many thin coats.

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Whitewashing creates a white effect on wood. The look is achieved by applying bleach or white paint to the wood. Through this kind of technique, the furniture is given a rustic, weathered appearance.

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And, by the way, as to the painting, wood can be painted any color. It gives the personal look and is often used for creating country, cottage or coastal-style furniture.

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Without doubt, adding a piece of wood furniture to the home ambience will completely change its look and feel. Moreover, it is undeniably a staple material in furniture manufacturing, despite the industrial revolutions in history. Due to its extremely resilient features, it still requires very little maintenance, and is valued for the natural look.

Next time we will continue talking about wood, and will add few ideas on composite wood products and a little more. Stay with FurnitureCart!

 

 

 

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Wood Types

Wood is believed to be one of the top-trends in 2018. So, today, FurnitureCart team starts the ultimate guide to the wooden furniture. “Chapter One” is dedicated to common woods used in furniture. Wood is used for making furniture from the immemorial time, and no wonder it comes nowadays in many different styles. One can find any from traditional and ornate to sleek and contemporary one. Moreover, you’ll find furniture for any space you like – from dining room and kitchen to bedroom. If you are looking for the high quality, it will be both interesting and useful to know what wood types are used for producing it.

Woodlands Sleigh Bedroom Set (Oak) by Virginia House

Oak, both red and white is commonly used for furniture production. Due to its strength and gorgeous grain, it is often used both for solid wood furniture and veneers. White oak comes gray/brown in color; red oak has a gingery tincture with a gray/brown color.

The most treasured wood, mahogany, is a master standard in fine furniture. Its color varies from a ginger-brown to deep red.

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Another fine furniture type is cherry. It ages beautifully and takes stains and finishes easily.

A pale color and tough structure are the advantages of the white ash. Furthermore, it is extremely flexible, and is commonly used for bent and curved furniture.

Pine Hill Dining Room Set by Magnussen

The primary wood used in unfinished furniture is definitely pine. The light color of pine gives possibilities to make it easily painted. It has a great texture with the ring growths and knots giving it the natural look.Discoveries Book Side Table by Aico FurnitureWalnut is mostly used in fine furniture, for instance cabinets, often used in veneers. It is chocolate brown in color with dark or purply stripes.

Being dense and attractive hardwood, maple is often used in furniture and is the most common wood used for butcher blocks. It has a light brown color with a gingery cast.

Yellow birch is a common hardwood used in any type of furniture. It has light yellow/brown color, and looks similar both in color and grain to maple.Traditional Styled Distressed Birch Accent Chest by Pulaski FurnitureSoftwood cedar is mostly used in, armoires, chests, dressers and closets. Light ginger in color with slightly lighter streaks and knots, it has a distinctive scent. Due to the last advantage it is effective in repelling insects, for example moths.

To manufacture patio dining sets and chaises, teak is commonly used. Being weather-resistant wood, it is a good solution for an outdoor furniture. The color of teak varies from a dark brown to a golden brown.

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Cappuccino-colored hardwood used in modern decor is wenge. This wood comes dark brown to black with black graining.

Pecan is another strong hardwood, which is also found in veneers. Often used to make a dining furniture. It varies from pale brown to gingery brown.

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Romantic Cortina Bedroom Collection by Aico Furniture

The bedroom is much more than just a place to sleep; it is your own private retreat, and the most personal room that you will decorate in the entire home. So, discover the elegance of every curve of the romantic Cortina Bedroom Collection by Aico Furniture that will meet your aesthetic needs. From the graceful lines of its deep carvings to the crowning feature of its marble cameo, every inch of Cortina exudes a stately presence with its rich and inviting Honey Walnut finish. Inspired by Mediterranean romance, it brings about emotions of warmth and intimacy.

Cortina-Collection-AicoFeatures:

  • Solid Birch is used in all key structural areas
  • The natural wood provides a durable substrate
  • French dovetail drawer fronts
  • English dovetail drawer backs
  • Velvet and Cedar lining with metal ball-bearings
  • Unique fresh aroma protects items stored within and provides  a natural insect repellent

Cortina-Amini-FurnitureAdd a bit of upscale luxury to your room with this collection and you won’t be compelled to redecorate any time soon. This tasteful selection will create an atmosphere of private place and help you to unwind after a long day.
Browse our online catalog to see more choices of luxury bedrooms by Aico Furniture.

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Best Selling Designs: Ellington Bedroom Collection by Vaughan Bassett Furniture

The charm of the Ellington Bedroom Collection by Vaughan Basset Furniture is as beautiful as it is versatile. This collection of bedroom essentials will help turn your house into a home, no matter your region and style setting. Each piece in the collection is skillfully crafted from cherry veneers and hardwood solids in North America. Beautiful  finishes enhance the comfortable character of each piece, making it a perfect choice whether in an urban renovation or a rustic rural environment.

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For your bed, choose from Merlot or Cherry finish, Sleigh Bed or Garden Panel Bed with X detail. Also, a more contemporary Storage Bed is available with either garden or sleigh headboard. The nightstand features an electronic storage compartment making it both utilitarian and stylish. Bedroom pieces offer ample storage space and fine details with turned wood feet, felt lined top drawers, and fully-finished, snag-free drawer interiors with birch construction.

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In contrast to Merlot and Cherry finish, the Ellington White Collection brightly and cleanly emphasizes a transitional style accented with both traditional and modern themes that will lighten your bedroom.

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At FurnitureCart, you’re guaranteed to find all the bedroom furniture you’ll need to complete your space. Our bedroom sets come in a variety of styles to perfectly fit your space. If you’re looking for a whole new bedroom or just searching for that perfect bed, you’ll find it at Furniturecart.com.

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Easter Furniture Sale: Celebrate a Miracle with FurnitureCart!

Next to the Easter egg hunt, the real fun is being together. Whether you’re sitting down to Easter brunch or Easter dinner, we have lots of dining room sets to help the entire family celebrate.
During the Easter Weekend FurnitureCart is having a massive furniture inventory sell-off! We are happy to offer many discounts along with our Free Shipping and No Tax option.
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Check out some of our best selling dining room collections that can seat your family comfortably on Easter Holiday and make your dining room warm and welcoming.

Any Formal Dining Room Set from FurnitureCart would be the best choice for celebrating any special event. Our vast variety of dining tables, chairs, and servers with different styles, types and colors will let you pick just the right one that meet your needs and tastes. For instance, if you want to transform your dining room into an elegantly charming place, consider the Leona Dining Collection by Steve Silver Furniture.

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The Leona Dining Collection features that beloved mix of cottage and traditional style that is sure to steal people’s hearts. The antiqued black finish is beautifully contrasted by white linen upholstery on the side chair backrests and seat cushions. Large nailhead trim, elegantly turned legs and simple tiered edge molding provide just the right designer details.

If you like the charm and elegance of Country French styling, try the Crossroads Dining Room Collection by Standard Furniture.

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The Crossroads Collection has mid-tone brown antiqued finish on decorative oak veneers and select hardwoods, with padding and distressing for a time worn character.

If you need something more casual that suggest simplicity and relaxation, select the Eastport Dining Collection by Klaussner Furniture.

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Victorian design elements with clean, simple lines and softly rounded shapes are at the heart of this collection.

If you desire to add a beautiful touch to your home’s special environment, enjoy Waurika Dining Room Collection by Signature Design by Ashley Furniture.

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This is sophisticated furniture, styled to reflect your special tastes. Appealing to the discerning eye, mature in craftsmanship, Waurika, is “just right” in all the right places. Made with select Mango veneers and hardwood solids in rich medium brown finish with rustic appearance.

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Removing Water Marks from Wooden Surface: Helpful Tips by FurnitureCart

If you have wood furniture, such as a dining room table, accent table or even a nightstand, you might want to be careful to not leave liquids on the surface. If you do, you might see nasty water marks. Many people think they are irreparable, but if you act quickly, there are a few household methods to removing these stains without using any harmful chemicals. The first thing to remember, though, is to avoid rubbing, scrubbing or wiping the liquid off the wood surface. Try to blot it out gently and quickly using a clean cotton towel.

Mayonnaise
Apply a generous layer of mayonnaise onto the mark and leave it over
night. In the morning wipe the surface with a thick cotton cloth.

Toothpaste
Polish the mark with white toothpaste until it disappears. Remember
to use a white paste, not a gel!

Ashes
If there’s a smoker in the house, you can use those cigar or cigarette
ashes to rub into the mark until it disappears.

Baking Soda
Mix baking soda and water to make a paste. Rub the paste into the stain
and leave it overnight then wipe with a cotton cloth in the morning.

And don’t forget to shop for wooden bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, living room furniture in the latest design styles at FurnitureCart.com

Source: http://www.wisegeek.com “How do I Remove Water Marks from Wood?”

Luxury Bedroom Sets from AICO Furniture at FurnitureCart.com

Ensconce yourself in a Tudor revival bedroom suitable for King Henry VIII or create a romantic bedroom suitable for queen Elisabeth.

In order to create a luxurious master bedroom you need to incorporate colors, fabrics and accents that are elegant and stylish. Almost everything, wall paint, furniture, lightning, curtains, and carpet has to be considered while planning a luxury bedroom décor. First, paint the walls in a color that gives you the feeling of luxury or use the wall paper with metallic accents and bold pattern. Buy a silk duvet cover, along with the luxury bedding. Mix and match silks, satins, suedes and velvets. Hang suede curtains on the window that coordinate with your bedding and place a velvet wing chair near it. Put antique area rug at the foot of your bed to give it a grand look. Replace lighting fixtures with luxurious fixtures, such as a chandelier hung over the bed. Choose table lighting that is both functional, yet elegant. Finally add furniture pieces that will bring luxury to your bedroom.

We recommend Bedroom Collections by AICO Furniture at FurnitureCart that has been known for its original, high quality and intricately designed home furnishings that make a grand statement in every home it rests in.

Monte Carlo II Canopy Poster Bedroom Set (Silver Pearl) by Aico Furniture
Magnificent architecture, grand casinos and the majestic Mediterranean landscape serve as the inspiration for the Monte Carlo II Canopy Poster Bedroom Set (Silver Pearl) by AICO Furniture. Throughout the years, Monte Carlo has been built by some of the greatest architects of our world, and with the consistent climate, has drawn people from all over the world to be a part of its style, splendor, and brilliance. Finished in elegant beautiful wood finish named Silver Pearl applied to Ash Burl veneers over Birch solids, Monte Carlo II Collection can elegantly fit into any home and lifestyle, making anyone feel as though they are on vacation in Southern Europe.

Villa Valencia Canopy Bedroom Set by Aico Furniture
The look and feel of Old World Spain have been beautifully captured in Villa Valencia Collection. Beautifully crafted from Birch solids with Cherry, Pecan, and Elm Burl veneers, the distinctive marquetry and intricate embellishments compliment a classic chestnut finish. Uniquely twisted and shaped marble pilasters with carved wooden leaves wrapping around adorn some of the pieces. Villa Valencia® draws its inspirations from the city of Valencia, in Spain. The name itself comes from the Latin name of the city, Valentia, which means “strength,” and “vigor.” As it sits in the center of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline, Valencia overlooks the Gulf of Valencia, and is backed by mountains and rolling plains, creating a breathtaking environment. This area has seen numerous historical events, and as such, its character has continually developed.

Lavelle Bedroom Set (Blanc) by Aico Furniture
The Lavelle Bedroom Collection is finished in an antiqued white finish called Blanc, and is adorned with a glazed metallic tipping that highlights the traditional carvings. Imagine yourself in the grandeur and splendor of the Lavelle Collection that brings the influence of Regal French to life with traditional Old World carvings and scallop shaped pieces. Solid birch is used in the collection because of its close grains, and satiny texture, which beautifully showcases the unique finish. Hidden drawers that conceal your valuables, velvet lining that provides protection of delicate materials, and both English and French dovetail joints create a durable drawer, adding to the quality of this collection that will enhance your room while highlighting your style. Adorn your home with Lavelle Collection to give it the design, detail, and style that are synonymous with Michael Amini Original Furniture Designs by AICO.

Feel Like a Royalty in Your New Luxury Bedroom from FurnitureCart.com!