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The History Of Outdoor Furniture

Ah, the great outdoors. During these summer months, we want to show a little appreciation for outdoor furniture that makes us so comfortable! Let’s check out the history of some of our favorite pieces of outdoor furniture. Over time, just like indoor furniture, outdoor furniture has gone through¬†appearance changes. Outdoor furniture is known as garden…

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Why Should You Shop At An Antique Store?

Normally we wouldn’t even be questioning why you should shop at an antique store (why wouldn’t you?!), but today we want to talk about some actual reasons to visit if you need a little convincing! It’s Good For The Environment Tens of millions of pieces of furniture go to the landfill each year. You can…

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Modern Style Furniture

In our last post, we talked about William and Mary style furniture. Today, we’ll talk about Modern style furniture. To begin, we’ll be talking about some facts, the beginning of this particular style, and what sets it apart from other furniture styles. History Before the 19th century, furniture designs were usually elaborate, but not always…

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William and Mary Style Antique Furniture

A Background Of The Style The William and Mary style is also known as the early Baroque style in museums. This style dates back from about 1695 to the mid-1720s. The brand was named after the king and queen who reigned over England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689-1694. This particular style is an American variation…

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Repurposing Old Doors And Windows

When we sell an old window or an old door, sometimes we wonder what you do with them! Or, maybe you’ve replaced the windows in your house and have dozens of old windows on your hands. Why throw them away when you can reuse them? Lately, we’ve been hunting down repurposing ideas for these two…

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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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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 Desks

The desk is a staple piece in any home office. In fact, you couldn’t have a home office without a desk. While many of us know of only one or two main styles of desks, there are in fact more. Desks have a complete history behind them that is unbeknownst¬†to most. Lucky for you, we’re…

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History and Furniture Styles Through The Years

Furniture has a rich and varied history. Style and furnishings have evolved greatly with time and technology. This is a short list of the various furniture eras and what they produced. Furniture Eras: Jacobean (1600-1690) An English style of furniture, which is medieval in appearance with straight lines, rigid designs, sturdy construction, ornate carvings and…

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