It’s hard to go into any furniture store these days and not see lots of pieces made from reclaimed wood. But like any trendy material, it can be hard to know what the phrase “reclaimed wood” actually means. Allow us to explain. ... Read More about What is Reclaimed Wood? (And How Do You Shop For It?)
We recently dove into the types of wood products that can create a piece of wood furniture, covering solid wood, plywood, particle board, and MDF. But there was one thing we didn’t have room to get into—the difference between solid wood that’s grown here in the US and solid wood that’s grown in ... Read More about Wood Used for Furniture: Where Does it Come From?
While there are so many different kinds of furniture—loveseats, china cabinets, ottomans, benches, dressers—they can really be classified into two major groups: Those covered in fabric (a.k.a. upholstery) and those made of wood (what we call “casegoods” in the industry). We have a series of posts ... Read More about The Best Wood for Furniture
We recently went over the nitty gritty of what goes into a high-quality sofa, explaining all the options manufacturers have when making the frame, suspension, and cushions. But that’s only one piece of the puzzle; the other is explaining what you’ll actually find when shopping in some of the more ... Read More about Retail Furniture Stores: The Difference Between Sofas from Major Retailers
The costs of the beautiful fabrics that cover your furniture can’t just be measured in terms of money. There is also an environmental cost—what creating that fabric does to the earth. For example, what is the fabric made from? How are the fibers that create the fabric grown? How is the fabric ... Read More about Sustainable Fabrics: The Guide to Green Textiles