Archive for the 'Wooden Furniture' Category

Protect you wooden surfaces with Danish Oil

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Danish Oil is a special blend of oil and resins which provides a hard-wearing finish for any wooden surface. Unlike varnishes, which tend to chip, discolour or crack over time, Danish Oil soaks into the wood then hardens; this gives a satin finish that is water resistant and leaves the original grain of the wood […]

Wooden Furniture Restoration

Monday, January 16th, 2012

A cost effective way to furnish a room is to buy wooden pieces at car boot sales or second-hand furniture shops.  It saves even more money if you are able to do the restoration on these pieces yourself. To start the restoration process, clean the piece thoroughly with warm soapy water.  When the piece is […]

Working with Wood Stains

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Water-based and spirit-based dyes are used mainly for improving the appearance of stripped softwoods. They come in a wide range of woody shades, some of which imitate the colours of hardwoods while others are inspired by the primary colours. Stains can be mixed to obtain the desired shades of colour. However, it is important to […]

A Guide to Restoring Wooden Furniture

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

We all tend to collect an array of furniture over the years, from tables and chairs to dressers and wardrobes. Though they become worn over time, restoring them to their former condition is something anyone can do. In addition, you also have to option to change their appearance completely, restoring old pieces to fit in […]

Filling Exterior Wood

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

On exterior surfaces, water can run off from wood that you have filled and sanded smooth.  You should fill all holes and cracks, and sand them down to compensate for this fact.  This prevents water from penetrating and causing structural damage to the house. A number of different wood fillers are available, but in two […]

Furniture Design Choices

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Contemporary furniture makes use of a vast range of fabrics, materials and colour schemes, as opposed to the fairly uniform use of wood and darker colours characteristic of traditional furniture. This new and fresh approach has its origins some years back in the early part of the 20th century, when movements like Bauhaus swept across […]

Transforming your Garden with a Wood Gazebo

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Now that the teenagers have taken over the den, you need an extra entertainment area, where you and your friends can have a dinner together; a place where you can kick back, relax, chat, and have sundowners in the evening.  You need an adult place where you can express your individual style and be snug […]

A New Headboard Provides an Instant Change to any Bedroom

Friday, August 27th, 2010

You want a new look in the bedroom but can’t afford to replace your entire bedroom set.  One option that might meet your needs is to just change the headboard—or add one if your current bed doesn’t have one. The headboard of a bed sets the design theme for the entire bed, and often the […]

Space Saving Beds

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

In any busy household or even for people living on their own in small studio flats, space is at a premium. In fact wherever you live, over a period of time you’re likely to naturally to fill up whatever space you have and saving it is something of an art form. Bedrooms in particular, often […]

Gazebo Deals

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In the warmer months in the UK, gazebos produce a high number of sales for many high street and online retailers. When the spring and summer seasons arrive it is time to get outside and start having some fun. However, safety in the sun is very important and an outdoor gazebo can provide extra protection […]