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.

Furniture to Match Dining Sets

A dining room offers you and your family a place to eat, relax, talk, learn, and play. Dining room furniture can be so much more than just a table and chairs. Make your room feel complete with some additions to your table and chairs, depending on how much space you have. Woodcraft Furniture explains some of the best furniture to match dining sets.

Hutch, China Cabinet, or Cupboard

A hutch, china cabinet, or cupboard stores your dinnerware. The upper part typically has display shelves that showcase your fine plates or bowls. Doors with glass both protect your items and let you see them. The lower section has pull-out drawers for silverware, while cabinets below the drawers have room for linens, placemats, and decorations. A hutch, china cabinet, or cupboard keeps everything you need to serve meals close by in terms of dining sets.

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Buffet Table or Sideboard

A buffet table or sideboard is similar to a hutch except it has no upper storage areas. Rather than cabinets with shelves to display plates, a buffet is shorter and lets you place decorative items on top. Drawers and cabinets underneath the top level have storage for essential items. A buffet is handy in a dining set because it can go underneath a window if you don’t have a lot of space along other walls. Buffets also work well for serving meals to guests because you can put plates of food on the top surface.  

Side Chairs or Bench

Expand your seating with a couple of side chairs or a bench for your dining set. Extra chairs optimize your seating arrangement if you entertain a lot, have guests over, or utilize an expandable leaf for your dining room table. Side chairs and bench are versatile in that you can move them to another room or onto a porch or patio if you need seating somewhere else. Consider stackable side chairs if you have space concerns.  

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Baker’s Rack

Store specific items on a baker’s rack in your dining set. Traditionally, a baker’s rack held space for hot pies to allow them to cool. Think about cakes, serving bowls filled with salads, trays with appetizers, or punch bowls that go well when entertaining many people. Feel free to put decorative items or artwork on your baker’s rack when not using it for entertaining or food. A baker’s rack may have small drawers in it for storing silverware.

Wine Rack or Liquor Cabinet

A wine rack or liquor cabinet conveniently stores bottles of wine and spirits nearby. Some wine racks offer refrigeration to keep bottles at the perfect temperature. Others store wine bottles sideways to optimize the space in the rack while having space for wine glasses. Liquor cabinets serve the same function but have a more open design inside the cabinet to store varying sizes of bottles. Combine the best of both worlds in your dining set with a wine rack that has cabinets on either side for bottles of spirits. Use the top counter of a wine rack or liquor cabinet to display a serving tray, decanter, and elegant stemware.

Custom-Made Dining Sets from Woodcraft Furniture    

Talk to us at Woodcraft Furniture about custom making furniture that matches your dining set. Our master craftspeople use real wood and over 100 paints, stains, glazes, and distressing to turn your ideal piece of furniture into reality. Stop by one of our showrooms to see what we mean, or contact us to find out what we can create for you.

Selecting a New Bed

How to Choose the Best Bed for You

When you are shopping for new bedroom furniture, there are several factors you should take into account. Read on in today’s blog from the team at Woodcraft Furniture to find the perfect bed for you.

Beds and Mattresses Should Work Together

When you’re shopping for a new bed, always consider what type of mattress you’ll be using with it. Spring mattresses should be paired with spring beds, but slat beds usually use foam mattresses. Whenever possible, you should buy a new bed and a new mattress at the same time, because a new mattress on an old bed won’t last as long as it would on a new one.

Some newer mattresses do not use a boxspring, but instead require a platform design. Many of the beds at Woodcraft Furniture are equipped to handle these mattresses. We have a variety of traditional bed frames as well.

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Quality Construction for Durability and Comfort

Besides having a comfortable mattress, you need a bed with sturdy construction that can handle a long life of use. A good bed should measure up to the size, shape and specific needs of the sleeper. Whichever style of bed you choose to buy from Woodcraft Furniture, you can count on their sturdy construction.

Style Is Important Too

Because the bed is the focal point of any bedroom, it’s critical that you choose a style you and your partner like. If you want to create a warm, welcoming, comfortable feel, you may want to opt for a wooden bed, piled up with quilts and pillows to set a cozy mood. Those who prefer a sleek, modern look should choose a wood bed with clean, minimalist lines. Woodcraft Furniture offers a wide variety of bedroom furniture styles, so you can find the bed or bedroom set that’s just right for you.

Size Matters

Be sure you’ll have a reasonable amount of space around your bed once you place it in the bedroom. If you don’t have a lot of space in your bedroom, a storage bed could be a great option.

Even if you usually sleep by yourself, that doesn’t mean that you should buy a small bed size. Some sleepers need or like a lot of space to feel comfortable, so consider investing in a larger bed. Woodcraft Furniture offers twin, full, queen, or king bed frames, as well as platform beds and storage beds.

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Choose a Bed Together

If you are going to be sharing a bed with someone, then both of you should be involved in selecting a bed you both like that will be big enough for you to share comfortably.

Get Your New Bed at Woodcraft Furniture

While there are a lot of material options when it comes to furniture, nothing can replace real wood pieces. We offer a broad selection because we work with over a dozen regional wood shops that use domestic hardwoods to create unique home furnishing pieces. Come by one of our locations to see what we offer or go online to view your choices. At Woodcraft Furniture, if you can dream it, we can build it!

Five Perfect Furniture Pieces for Your Home Office

Five Perfect Pieces of Furniture for Your Home Office

If you work from home with any regularity, you know just how important having the right office space is. Without the right furniture for your home office, it can be difficult to stay focused and be effective. At Woodcraft Furniture, we want to make sure that you have all the necessary furniture to create an excellent home office environment. In today’s post, we’ll look at five perfect pieces for your home office that are available at Woodcraft Furniture.

1. Royal Mission Writing Desk

Not all home offices are created equal, and for that reason not all home offices will need the same furniture. While many offices will need a large lavish desk with lots of storage space, some people just need a stylish and functional desk to write on. When it comes to writing desks, there are few better than the Royal Mission Writing Desk offered at Woodcraft Furniture. Featuring two small shelves and room for a computer, the Royal Mission Writing Desk is the perfect choice for a simple, inspired writing space.

2. Country Lane Two Drawer File

Another important aspect of a quality home office is storage. Without the right storage solutions, it can be difficult to keep your home office space clean and your work organized. If you need a storage solution that isn’t too bulky, our Country Lane Two Drawer File is a perfect option. This piece is available in pine or rustic cherry, with many different colors to choose from.

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3. McKenzie Executive Desk

If you need a bigger, more robust desk option, an executive desk gives you the space and storage that you are looking for. At Woodcraft Furniture, we offer several executive desks, including the McKenzie Executive Desk which is a sleek, modern option for your home office. With a keyboard drawer and a solid alder finished back, this desk will be a beautiful addition to any office space.

4. American Heartland Oak File Cabinets

While most home offices require only basic storage options, some people do the majority of their work from home and need a more comprehensive storage strategy. Our American Heartland Oak File Cabinets give you an expandable storage solution for your home office that is both customizable and lockable.

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5. Savannah Desk and Hutch

Customizing and furnishing a home office can be fairly easy if you have the right space. However, students know that furnishing a dorm room or small room for their school work can be a more trying task. The Savannah Desk and Hutch from Woodcraft Furniture is a perfect solution, giving students much-needed storage and workspace without taking up too much of their living area.

Contact Woodcraft Furniture For More Home Office Options

If you are looking to revamp the furnishings in your home office, get in touch with us online today for more information.

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