Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Test your floors
Wooden floors are the most solid and classic material in each home this days. The elegance that wooden floors are showing us and keeping the fact that it last for many decades is making wood flooring an attractive for informed house owners!
If you have a hardwood flooring, you can refinish it and bring back the in it sparkle again!
Wood as a material base is a porous and vulnerable. Many people today usually choose to help their floors last longer as protecting them against moisture with sanding. A simple test to find out your floor condition is to place a drop of water on it- if the drop isn’t absorbed, or takes a few minutes to soak in,this mean that your wooden floor may be in good shape, but in case the drop soaks in immediately- this mean that it is time for renovation !
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
I thought to have given these Exercises, the Title of The Doctrine of Handy-Crafts; but when I better considered the true meaning of the Word Handy-Crafts, I found the Doctrine would not bear it; because Hand-Craft signifies Cunning, or Sleight, or Craft of the Hand, which cannot be taught by Words, but is only gained by Practise and Exercise... by the true observing [of the Rules, every one] may, according to his stock of Ingenuity and Diligence, sooner or later, inure his hand to the Cunning or Craft of working like a Handy-Craft, and consequently be able to perform them in time.
- Joseph Moxon
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
- Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor
- Do not use hard casters on any furniture directly on your hardwood floor
- Do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor
- Do not pour cleaning product directly on floor
- Do not wait too long between refinish projects
- Do not wear high heel shoes on wood floors
- Do not leave the legs of your furniture unprotected
- Do not drag furniture or heavy appliances over your hardwood floors
- Do not let your dog’s nails remain untrimmed
- Do not allow any stains remain untreated !
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Indigenous to the Pacific United States, redwood trees grow to more than 300 feet tall and 2,500 years old.
Properties & Uses: The best quality redwood comes from the heartwood which is resistant to deterioration
due to sunlight, moisture and insects. It is used to craft outdoor furniture and decorative carvings.
Redwood burls have a "cluster of eyes" figure. They are rare and valuable.
Friday, 15 April 2016
There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.
Properties: Hickory is one of the heaviest and hardest woods available. Pecan is a species of hickory sometimes used in furniture. It has a close grain without much figure.
Uses: Wood from the hickory is used for structural parts, especially where strength and thinness are required. Decorative hickory veneers are also commonly used.