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!

 

Top 10 Bedroom Sets by Ashley Furniture (Spring 2013)

The Ashley Furniture has listed top 10 most popular bedroom collections of Spring which are available at FurnitureCart. These beds are sure to become the focal point of your dream room. Each bed has a unique style; choose from carved headboards to lighter and more contemporary frames.

Here’s Ashley’s Top 10:
(Point and click on the bed you like to get more info)

Collection names:

1. B219 – Bittersweet
2. B104 – Constellations
3. B271 – Shay
4. B105 – Fairbrooks Estate
5. B258 – Timberline
6. B196 – Catalina
7. B128 – Huey Vineyard
8. B347 – Gabriela
9. B136 – Aimwell
10. B291 – Cavallino

To see more choices, check  FurnitureCart’s Top 10 favorite bedroom collections or all other bedroom sets available.
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The Story of Furniture

Furniture History is a fascinating subject. Learning about furniture evolution gives you a vital understanding of how the craftsmanship of furniture began. From the earliest of times, man has invented things to make his life easier. The range of styles of furniture grew with the increased knowledge of the craftsmen as new materials and techniques became available, overseas trade and the economic conditions of the country. Furniture range was also dictated by the ruling monarch of the country and the conditions of the era. All those interesting facts about furniture will be described in a new rubric at FurnitureCart Blog.

The story of furniture is closely connected with the story of man. No one knows just when the first furniture was made. It probably came into being when primitive man found that his bed of leaves was more comfortable if he lifted it off the earth with sticks and logs. After the comfort and the usefulness of furniture were proven to him, primitive man began decorating his furniture with carvings, paintings, and inlaid patterns of various kinds. These decorations were not only for his own pleasure and the admiration of others, but also to glorify the gods he worshipped.

In the early civilizations, man spent a great deal of time and effort in creating and decorating his places of worship. He built altars on which he made sacrifices to his gods. From these raised altars he developed tables for his own use.

The growth of man’s ideas and interests can be traced throughout the history of furniture. In the decoration of Egyptian furniture, of which we have a clear record from about 4000 B. C., we find symbols of conquest and personal achievement.

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The conquering Romans borrowed and adapted furniture forms freely among the tribes and countries of their enemies.

In the ornamentation of Greek furniture, we see evidence of the Greek love of beautiful lines and regular form.

Family life in the Early Middle Ages was perilous. There was little development of furniture forms. For nearly a thousand years, furniture was built only for the great Byzantine and Romanesque churches. During the Renaissance, the duties of a ruler toward his people and the rights of private property were recognized. Along with this new security for the family, a rich era in home furnishings developed. The talents and efforts of the greatest artists and craftsmen went into the making of Renaissance furniture. The beauty of the furniture of this period has never been excelled by craftsmen of modern times.

As the lot of the common man improved through political and economic changes, and also through discoveries and inventions, the refinements of home furnishings were developed as well. When England developed a more democratic form of government during the 1600’s and 1700’s, the furniture of those periods showed new ideas in beauty, comfort, and usefulness.

Changes in furniture styles are continuing along with changes in society. But in each new development of furniture form, there still linger traces of its heritage from the past. And in following the developments of various furniture forms of the Egyptians to the present day, a record is unfolded of man’s beliefs, needs, customs, and vanities.

To be continued…

Katisha Platinum Sectional Review: Ashley Furniture at FurnitureCart

Would you like to create an inviting living room where you can gather with your family or friends? One of the way to do it, is to use sectional sofa set in your living room. Unlike traditional sofas and loveseats which are divided, the sectional sets are united and represent a unity in your home. This particular design will create the feeling of closeness and cozy atmosphere in your living room, where everyone can enjoy the company around them.

We have a vast collection of sectionals that would appeal your senses. For instance, consider the Katisha Platinum Sectional by Ashley Furniture with a stylish contemporary design and numerous modular pieces that gives you unlimited set-up option to fit it within any living area. The collection also offers soft textured platinum fabric surrounding plush supportive cushions to give you comfort as well eye-catching beauty. The sectional has comfortable English-style arms and dark tapered block feet.

Katisha Platinum Sectional Set by Ashley Furniture

Katisha Platinum Sectional Set

Loose pillows are included in the sectional. Other item such as lamps and rug, that match Katisha Platinum Collection, are also available at FurnitureCart.

Katisha Platinum Sectional Set

Give your living area a stylish and updated feel, as well as ample comfortable seating space with the contemporary Katisha Platinum Living Room Collection by Ashley Furniture at FurnitureCart.com

Katisha Platinum

The Katisha sectional from Ashley is comfortable, good looking, and very flexible, with a modular design that lets you choose the size and shape you need, Arrange sectional pieces it any way you want!

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Additional Features:

Frames have been tested to GSA government standards. Corners are glued, blocked and stapled. Seats and back spring rails are cut from 7/8″ hardwood. Stripes and patterns are match cut. All fabrics are pre-approved for wearability and durability against AHFA standards. UltraPlush cushion cores are constructed of fiber wrap in pocketed poly/cotton blend jacket over 2.0 high density foam cushion core for extended durability.

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Top 5 Bed Styles at FurnitureCart. Part 1: Sleigh Beds

The master bedroom should be a quiet retreat from the rest of the house. A place to relax, unwind and, of course, sleep. At FurnitureCart we believe that bed is the heart of the bedroom. We are experts at helping you find a comfortable bed that meets your needs as well as your sense of style. Our high quality beds are crafted from the best materials, so they add effortless and long lasting beauty to any bedroom.

Beds have transformed from just being another furniture item that facilitates a good night’s sleep. Today, with people prioritizing the overall look and decor of their homes, beds have, more or less, become artifacts that adorn the bedroom. Different styles of beds work for different people and different bedrooms. Fortunately, there are several styles, from the simple elegance of a panel bed to the functional practicality of a storage bed, that can make your evenings a more restful time.

Sleigh Beds at FurnitureCart

The gentle curves of a sleigh bed can’t help but to add elegance to any bedroom, but their style is still simple enough to not be overpowering in an average to small-size bedroom. (Best Seller: North Shore Sleigh Bedroom Set by Ashley Furniture)

North Shore Sleigh Bed at FurnitureCart

The Empire-style sleigh bed was originally adapted in the 19th century from fragments of excavated Roman furniture. The swept-back profile of the Sleigh Bed is more than just classically beautiful – it’s incredibly comfortable for reclining. The sleigh beds are the perfect choice for people who want to add a classic touch to their bedroom without going overboard. (Staff Pick: Burkesville Bedroom Set by Ashley Furniture)

Burkesville Upholstered Bed at FurnitureCart

Burkesville Upholstered Bed by Ashley Furniture

These beds are called so because they have high headboards and footboards that role outwards making it look like a big sleigh. These are the right blend of classic looks and modern designs without compromising on the comfort and quality. The beautiful twirls and flourishes add to the beauty of the bed and impart a regal look that can transform even the simplest bedroom into something classy and appealing. (Designer’s Choice: Hayden Sleigh Bedroom Set by Intercon Furniture)

Hayden Sleigh Bed at FurnitureCart

Hayden Sleigh Bed by Intercon Furniture

The sleigh beds are slightly expensive as compared to other counterparts in the market. If you are looking for competitive pricing alongside good quality, purchasing online is the perfect option. (Top Pinned Product: South Coast Sleigh Bedroom Set by Ashley Furniture)

South Coast Sleigh Bed at FurnitureCart

South Coast Sleigh Bed by Ashley Furniture

The FurnitureCart.com is a great source if you are looking for bedroom furniture in the New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Virginia and Philadelphia area.

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Whitesburg Collection by Ashley Furniture: Cottage Style Charm in your Dining Room

The Whitesburg Dining Collection by Ashley Furniture combines rustic, cottage like influences with traditional and well built design styles to create a gorgeous, two tone collection of dining room furniture that will create an inviting space for meals and more with family and friends. The two-tone finish of the pieces combines a burnished brown with cottage white paint finish. Made of select birch veneers and hardwood solids, you will have a great set for your home with your choice of chairs along with the round dining table or the unique rectangular extension table that expands to up to 100 inches long to seat up to 10 diners with two leaves.

You will be able to provide friends and family with true country hospitality with this unique Whitesburg Extension Dining Room Set. It offers two leaves that allow it to extend to up to 100 inches long with room to seat 10! Without leaves, the table is 64 inches long and comfortably seats six people. With one of the 18-inch leaves added, the table is 82 inches long and seats eight. With both of the leaves added to the table it is spacious enough for large parties and holidays.

The styling of Whitesburg Round Dinette is a perfect choice for your casual dining space in an eat-in kitchen or breakfast nook. This table set will become a place you will love to gather for meals with family and guests or to have a cup of coffee in the morning.

You can also recreate the look of classic farmhouse style with Whitesburg Server. It offers divine cottage styling with its two-tone finish and offers style with its versatile storage. It includes a spacious breakfront top, two side doors and two center lined doors with bin pull hardware. Antique bronze color hardware and tapered legs complete the look of this useful sever for your dining room.

Bring comfort and a quaint polish to your home with Dining Room Sets available at FurnitureCart.com

The Whitesburg Collection by Ashley Furniture is a great option if you are looking for Cottage furniture in the New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York and Philadelphia area.

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