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 »

What is a Pie Safe?

You may have heard of a pie safe, but they are not used quite as much by Englishers as they used to be since technology has advanced. A pie safe is an old piece of furniture that would be used to store pies to keep them safe from bugs, vermin, and maybe even the children…. Read more »

Giving Your Home a Rustic Look

  The rustic look is becoming more and more the preferred look for homes both old and new. Natural fibers and materials that complement each other but don’t necessarily match, as well as lots of stone and wood, are the accents being used, and old and hand-me-downs are treasured pieces. There are a few things… Read more »

Cleaning and Caring for your Amish Furniture

Amish furniture is particularly special in that it is made with superior craftsmanship, in the old style. So cleaning and caring for it should be your top priority once you bring it home. With the right care, it will last for eons, and can become treasured heirlooms that can be passed down from one generation… Read more »

The History of Amish Furniture

Amish furniture is created primarily by the Amish communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Made of 100% wood, without the use of any synthetic “wood” product; the style of Amish furniture is normally traditional in design.   Coming into its own, in the 1920’s; Amish furniture was discovered during the same time period as American… Read more »