Choosing Occasional Wood Furniture for Your Home

Occasional pieces of wood furniture include items you keep in a set without necessarily using them every day. For example, you use a living room chair daily as you relax and watch a TV show or movie. However, you probably only use a coffee table on the weekends when you entertain guests and serve food. In today’s blog post, Woodcraft Furniture explains how to choose occasional wood furniture for your home.

Coffee Table

A coffee table is a relatively small piece of furniture, yet it plays a central role in your living room. You decorate it with books and family photos, and you might put a remote control or prop your feet on it every so often. Wood furniture should be an extension of your personality, and a coffee table is no different. Design one that fits into your space. Rectangular coffee tables are the most common. A round coffee table works well if you have children, and you want to prevent injuries from sharp corners.  

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End Tables

End tables can match a coffee table for a cohesive look. Feel free to mix things up by getting end tables that contrast other wood furniture or complement everything else with a neutral color. Decorate these tables with lamps, artwork, photo frames, or plants.

Console Table

A console table runs the length of your couch. This type of wood furniture goes behind the couch and serves as a border between the chair and any open space behind it. Console tables can have drawers for storing essential items. Think about putting lamps, artwork, photos, and decorative items on top of a console table to take full advantage of it.

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Hallway Table

Invest in a hallway table to fill out an empty space in your entryway. Hallway tables can be small, understated items with floor lamps on either side, or this kind of wood furniture can dominate the landscape of the room. A custom-made hallway table can counter the look of the wall, match the color of the front door, or stand apart with a completely different color than the rest of the space.

Wood Furniture at Woodcraft Furniture

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5 Reasons Why Wood Furniture Is Eco-Friendly

Wood furniture is sturdy, beautiful, and versatile. It adds homely touches to any room, whether you want a custom-made entertainment center, floor-to-ceiling bookcase, or two matching end tables. Handmade furniture is all we do here at Woodcraft Furniture. In today’s blog, we explain five reasons why wood furniture is an eco-friendly choice for your home.

Renewable Material

Wood furniture comes from renewable material because trees grow and continually rebuild forest land. Rather than plastic or metal furniture produced by petroleum or mining, wooden pieces help sustain a renewable practice that doesn’t take resources from within the Earth. All it takes is planting trees to replace the ones cut down to make furniture.

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Durable

Wood furniture is durable. Some heirloom pieces are more than 100 years old and have been in families for generations. You can design and purchase a sturdy piece at Woodcraft Furniture. You could pass on that furniture to your kids or grandchildren several decades from now because we have full confidence that our workmanship lasts a lifetime if you take care of your furniture properly.

Reusable

Wood is a reusable resource. If wood furniture breaks, expert craftspeople can reuse parts of the furniture for another piece. When an item is entirely unsalvageable, wood furniture can become wood chips. Wood chips turn into mulch for plants, pellets for stoves to use as heating fuel, or even decorative elements for outdoor landscaping projects.

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Carbon Sink

Trees absorb lots of carbon and keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Wood furniture actually can help reduce the effects of global warming. The British Woodworking Federation estimates that for every cubic meter (around a cubic yard) of wood that goes into construction materials, humans keep one ton of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Your purchase can help preserve our planet for future generations.  

Biodegradable

Wood furniture is biodegradable when it becomes time to replace it with a newer or different piece. Wood chips can turn into compost in the soil, thereby adding nutrients to your garden and helping plants to grow. Byproducts of the process used to make boards go towards pellets or chipboard. Nothing goes to waste when it comes to producing the raw materials that go into sturdy wood furniture. You can also recycle it by turning it into wood chips.

Custom Wood Furniture from Woodcraft Furniture

Woodcraft Furniture specializes in custom-made pieces that withstand the test of time. Our craftspeople design items to your exacting standards and then give you a choice of more than 100 stains, shades, glazes, and effects to achieve the perfect look. Contact us today or visit one of our showrooms to see what we can create for you.

Living Room Furniture Pieces You Might Not Think Of

A living room represents the fun part of the house with cozy seating, an entertainment center for watching TV, and a coffee table for serving guests. Your living room furniture offers an opportunity to expand beyond just a few essential pieces. Woodcraft Furniture discusses some living room furniture pieces you might not think of when you want to add some items to the room’s overall design.

Ottoman

An ottoman is a fancy footrest or footstool. Historically, ottomans were made of upholstered fabric. Modern versions are often cushioned, thick, and have button tufting for an elegant look. Ottomans range from smaller versions to put in front of a chair or larger ones appropriate for setting trays of food on when entertaining guests. An ottoman may serve as a substitute for a coffee table for living room furniture.

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Console Table

A console table goes behind a couch. This kind of living room furniture is long, skinny, and tall so it fits into a narrow area and matches the height of your sofa’s back. This profile fits neatly between the couch and the wall, or it bridges the gap between the sofa and a walking area. A console table works well for creating a place to display artwork and photo frames or to keep remotes and mobile devices handy.

Wooden Rocking Chair

Add a bit of tradition and an heirloom piece to your living room furniture with a wooden rocking chair. A rocker glides effortlessly on a hardwood floor. Put it on a carpeted area, so the chair remains in one spot in your living room. Place a cushion on the seat to make the chair cozier and consider a throw blanket or folded-up quilt over the back for a splash of color.

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Corner Shelf

Pick out a corner shelf to fill a gap in your living room furniture. A corner shelf spruces up an empty part of the room and gives you a chance to decorate with knick-knacks, artwork, photos, and a small table lamp. Choose a shelf that goes from floor to ceiling or one that allows you to reach everything easily. A corner shelf has a triangular shape, so it fits neatly into the provided space. The shelves can be of any shape or size.

Book Shelf

A full-size bookshelf is for more than just books. Store digital media, composition notebooks, mementos, and display art to make this type of living room furniture stand out. A bookshelf also serves as a way to fill in space along a blank wall, whether you need one that’s skinny and tall or short and squat.  

Woodcraft Furniture Utilizes Over 100 Colors

Talk to the expert craftspeople at Woodcraft Furniture who can match your existing living room furniture or design an entire room for you. We have over 100 stains, paints, glazes, and distressing to meet your needs. Contact us today or stop by one of our five locations to see what we mean.

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