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.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the
largest and most commercially important.
Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a
white to light brown colour. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summer wood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.
Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.
Friday, 25 March 2016
Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.
Properties: Pine is a soft, white or pale yellow wood which is light weight, straight grained and lacks figure. It resists shrinking and swelling. Knotty pine is often used for decorative effect.
Uses: Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
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2.less dust collecting
3.better foot traffic handling
4.great smooth feeling
5.shiny and sparkling appearance
7.more welcoming atmosphere
9.affecting good on floor functions
10.protection from future harm
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
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Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Oak is the most widely used hardwood. There are more than 60 species of oak grown in the U.S., which can be separated into two basic varieties; white and red. The red variety is also known as black oak . Oak is a heavy, strong, light colored hardwood. It is ring porous, due to the fact that more and
larger conductive vessels are laid down early in the summer, rather than later. Prominent rings and large pores give oak a course texture and prominent grain. Oak also has conspicuous medullary rays which can be seen as "flakes" in quarter sawed oak lumber.
Oak is the most popular wood used to craft American and English country designs. It is also used for
Gothic and William & Mary reproductions, as well as many transitional and contemporary pieces.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Walnut is one of the most versatile and popular cabinet making woods. It grows in Europe, America and Asia.There are many different varieties.
Properties: Walnut is strong, hard and durable, without being excessively heavy. It has excellent woodworking qualities, and takes finishes well. The wood is light to dark chocolate brown in color with a straight grain in the trunk. Wavy grain is present toward the roots, and walnut stumps are often dug out and used as a source of highly figured veneer. Large burls are common. Walnut solids and veneers show a wide range of figures, including strips, burls, mottles, crotches, curls and butts. European walnut is lighter in color and slightly finer in texture than American black walnut, but otherwise comparable.
Uses: Walnut is used in all types of fine cabinet work, especially 1 8th century reproductions.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Mahogany, also known as Honduras mahogany is a tropical hardwood indigenous to South America,
Central America and Africa. There are many different grades and species sold under this name, which vary widely in quality and price. Mahogany which comes from the Caribbean is thought to be the hardest, strongest and best quality. Logs from Africa, though highly figured, are of slightly lesser quality. Philippine mahogany has a similar color, but is not really mahogany at all. It is a much less valuable wood, being less strong, not as durable or as beautiful when finished.
Properties: Mahogany is strong, with a uniform pore structure and poorly defined annual rings. It has a reddish - brown color and may display stripe, ribbon, broken stripe, rope, ripple, mottle, fiddleback or blister figures.Crotch mahogany figures are widely used and greatly valued. Mahogany is an excellent carving wood and finishes well.
Uses: Mahogany is used extensively in the crafting of Georgian, Empire and Federal reproduction furniture. Mahogany is also used in styles ranging from Victorian furniture reproductions to Contemporary.
Monday, 15 February 2016
Cherry is grown in the Eastern half of the U.S.. It is sometimes called fruitwood. The term fruitwood
is also used to describe a light brown finish on other woods.
Properties: A moderately hard, strong, closed grain, light to red-brown wood, cherry resists warping and checking. It is easy to carve and polish.
Uses: Cherry veneers and solids are used in a variety of styles. Cherry has been called New England mahogany and is often used to craft 18th century, Colonial and French Provincial designs.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
There are 115 species of maple. Only 5 commercially important species grow in the U.S. Two of the five are hard rock maple and sugar maple.
Properties: Maple is so hard and resistant to shocks that it is often used for bowling alley floors. Its diffuse evenly sized pores give the wood a fine texture and even grain. Maple that has a curly grain is often used for violin backs. Burls, leaf figure, and birds-eye figures found in maple are used extensively for veneers. The Birds eye figure in maple is said to be the result of stunted
growth and is quite rare.
Uses: Maple is used extensively for American colonial furniture, especially in medium and lower priced categories.