Furnishing Your Home With Hickory

  When you’re filling your first home with furniture, or replacing pieces that haven’t stood up to wear and tear over the years, consider buying pieces made from hickory. Handcrafted from this strong, beautiful wood, hickory furniture will withstand the test of time and might even be passed down in your family for generations to come…. Read more »

This Spring, Spruce up Your Porch with Amish Furniture

At Carriage House Furnishings, we’re committed to adding comfort and style to your outdoor living spaces. And isn’t the beginning of spring the perfect time to redecorate your outdoor living room?   Many of our outdoor products are made from premium recycled plastic and stainless steel hardware, which will give you years of continued use… Read more »

Want to Work with Wood? Start with Whittling!

“I’ve always wanted to work with wood, but I never know where to start. There’s just so much to learn!”   It’s a common quandary, one we hear all too often from friend and patrons of Carriage House. Woodworking is a wonderful hobby that can bring its practitioners years of satisfaction and enjoyment. It’s true… Read more »

History of the Adirondack Chair

The Adirondack chair is perhaps the most easily identifiable piece of outdoor furniture in North America today. Since the first Adirondack chair was built in 1903, the design has spread from its point of origin on the shores of Lake Champlain in New York to front lawns all across the country.  Nowadays, these chairs are… Read more »

Furniture Restoration 101

As purveyors of fine wooden furniture, we feel an obligation to our work that compels us to preserve the work of the artisans who came before us. In an earlier post we shared some helpful tips for staining furniture with our readers. While a fresh stain and finish can work wonders to revitalize a piece… Read more »

How to Arrange Your Bedroom Furniture

When deciding how you want to arrange your bedroom the first thing you should consider is what you want to use the space for. If you have a large bedroom you have more space to utilize and if you have a smaller bedroom you have to be smarter about the space you are using. The… Read more »

Tips For Staining Your Wood Furniture

Wood furniture is treasured; and often passed down to younger generations, because it is so versatile and durable. Many people prize their wood furniture above any other pieces in their home, and will purchase unstained wood, simply for its traditional look, and its ability to stand the test of time.   DIY projects, such as… Read more »

Winter Storage Tips for Outdoor Furniture

Summer has come to a close and it is time to start packing away all those summer items. This includes our summer outdoor furniture.   It is important to take the time to properly store and care for these items at the end of the season. They will be packed away and not thought of… Read more »

How to Organize and Stylize Your Bookshelf

Bookshelves can become a cluttered mess if you aren’t careful of the things you place on them or where you place them. If you want the stylized look you see in the magazines follow our tips and we will have your home in the magazines soon too.   1. Less is More- Don’t place too… Read more »