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What’s The Buzz About Radios, Anyways?

Radios: we use them every single day. But have you ever thought about how this radio originated? This seemingly life-changing invention has come so far when we look at it. We will not only talk about how the radio came to be what it is today but also why it is so important to life as…

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Repurposed: An Old Window Has New Meaning

From time to time, we get pictures from our customers of their repurposing experiences. We love seeing these! Here’s one of our favorite repurposing stories with photos that we’ve heard recently. It has so much feeling and heart in it, it’s hard not to love this! Giving An Old Window New Meaning “I wanted to…

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How To Refinish An Antique

What Is Refinishing? In terms of woodwork and furniture, refinishing refers to “the act of repairing or reapplying the wood finishing on an object. In practice, this may apply to the paint or wood finish top coat, lacquer or varnish.” In layman’s terms, you are giving the furniture a new surface appearance. Is It Safe…

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Lamps Throughout The Years

The Early Years Oil Lamps Evidence of the first lamps used by humans dates all the way back to 70,000 BC. At this time, they used a hollow rock, shell, or other objects, filled it with moss or a similar material, then soaked in animal fat and set it on fire. Thus, the earliest oil…

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Groovy Things To Know About Vinyl Records

Vinyl records go by a handful of names, such as phonograph records, vinyl, gramophone records, and just plain old record. No matter what you call them, we all know what they are. Vinyl was the primary medium used for music reproduction until later on in the 20th century. It was later on ousted by the compact…

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The Age Old Debate: Coke vs. Pepsi

Where Did It All Begin? Coca-Cola Things began in 1886 when Coca-Cola was originally created. Pharmacist John S. Pemberton created the well-known drink because he wanted something that would bring him commercial success. Sadly, Pemberton passed away 2 years later. It was Asa Griggs Candler who then rescued the business in 1891. Candler then took on…

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The Different Types Of Wood Used For Furniture

Wood furniture comes in all shapes and sizes. The type of wood used depends on what furniture is being created. In this post, we will be going over the different types of wood that is used. The Many Types Of Wood There are two main types of wood: hardwood and softwood. The difference between these…

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North Carolina: The Furniture Capital

Most North Carolinians have at least heard that High Point, North Carolina is the “furniture capital of the world”. This has been true for over a century now. We’re about to delve a little deeper into the history that got North Carolina on the map. History And Development The furniture industry has played a major…

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The History Of Milk Bottles And What To Look For

The History The first home milk deliveries began in rural Vermont in 1785. That’s quite a long time ago, isn’t it? When milk delivery began, the milkmen would fill the customers’ own jugs. However, it’s not clear when exactly milk bottles replaced the old method of milk delivery. The first patent for a milk container…

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