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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

DECIDING ON WHICH WOOD TO USE

By | December 14th, 2010|all, Types of wood|

A common question we receive when designers are looking for a particular piece of custom furniture to be designed is what kind of wood to use.  There are a variety of factors to consider when deciding on which wood will suit your design including how durable you would like the piece to be, i.e. how hard or soft the wood is, how you would like to grain to be, color, cost, availability and whether or not you would like to have perhaps more than one type of wood used.  The use or traffic of the furniture is important to consider as well, if you were to use a softer wood on a side table, for instance, it may wear over time more than a more durable type of wood.

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Solid wood furniture – white oak

By | September 1st, 2010|all, Benches, Stools, Store, Types of wood|

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There are many ways to determine if a piece of furniture is made out of solid wood  or if  the material used was made to look like solid wood.  Generally solid wood furniture is heavier than furniture made out of manufactured or synthetic wood materials. The grain and vein of the wood especially on the edges of the furniture piece will also tell the buyer if the material used was a solid piece of wood. Color variation and grain pattern can also reflect the quality of the material used. Solid wood is essential when you want to achieve a certain look of the grain and texture or for projects where a piece needs to be matched perfectly to another piece or as part of a set.  As solid wood ages, it gets darker and the grain changes, this is a way to tell possibly how old a piece of furniture is.

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Types of wood

By | August 5th, 2010|FINISH, Types of wood|

types of woodThe diverse types of wood provide color, texture, strength and give a handmade piece of furniture a unique look and a distinguished level of authenticity. It is essential to consider the characteristics of the wood to be used for each project. Each wood has its own distinctive grain structure and while some have more open pores others have smaller holes given the each type of wood unique characteristics. Some woods are deciduous also called “Hardwoods”, others are conifers also known as “Softwoods”, and others are more rare and distinctive also known as Exotic woods. Hardwoods loses leaves in winter time (e.g. walnut, oak and mahogany)  while softwoods retail foliage year around (e.g. pine). Not all hardwoods are hard (e.g. balsa) and not all softwoods are soft (e.g.yellow pine)

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Macassar Ebony

By | August 1st, 2010|Contemporary, Costs, Desks, Office Space, Types of wood, Veneering work|

macassar ebonyOften rare and exotic woods such as ebony are not used in large pieces of furniture due to the cost and availability. Usually using ebony veneer outlay and a combination of woods can bring down the cost somewhat while giving a one of a kind original look. Here we can see a custom desk and clean shelves covered with Macassar ebony which goes from dark brown to black with an accent of yellow-brown bands. This exceptional hardwood is one of the finest hardwoods in the world and has become a highly desired for its aesthetic appeal and characteristics.

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Wood inlay and multiple wood combinations

By | July 18th, 2010|Antique Restoration NYC, Bedroom, Desks, Living Space, Reproduction, Side tables, Spanish, Types of wood, Veneering work|

veneering work, veneer custom deskWood inlay can be an important design element to include in a piece of furniture.  It is seen less and less in commercial furniture because it’s necessary an additional inlay template needs to be created.

When an inlay is hand etched into a table or a hand made guitar, for example, it adds to its authenticity and originality.  This dual function desk/ dining table is a great example of inlay with a diamond shaped basswood/ dark mahogany inlay etched and assembled into a pattern on the top.  Further accentuating it’s iconic design is the combination of mahogany, walnut, dark mahogany and basswood on the top.  The sides are also surrounded by dark mahogany.

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