Found 239 articles matching Furniture and Furnishings category.
  • Oct 8 2015
  • 8 Oct 2015

Detecting Furniture’s Cheap Tricks & Fake Finishes

Throughout most of the history of wooden furniture, there have been many attempts to disguise the true nature of the wood used. Most attempts are […]

  • Sep 29 2015
  • 29 Sep 2015

Fred’s Junk Drawer: Small Tips that don’t Fit Anywhere Else

This column is intended to be like the kitchen drawer everyone has that is packed with indispensable items (they must be indispensable, or you would […]

  • Sep 15 2015
  • 15 Sep 2015

Large Supply of Official ‘Commemorative’ JFK White House Rocking Chairs Keep Prices Low

It is as iconic a symbol as Lincoln’s stovepipe hat or FDR’s cigarette holder. The rocking chair of John F. Kennedy endures as a symbol […]

  • Sep 9 2015
  • 9 Sep 2015

Online Promises: You Believe Those Internet Articles, Don’t You?

If you use the Internet to find information, like I do, you already know it can be a great resource. But as I have found […]

  • Sep 2 2015
  • 2 Sep 2015

Mud on a Supermodel: The Inappropriate Hardware Detracts from Fine Furniture

Putting lipstick on a pig usually doesn’t make much difference in how we view the pig but the opposite application might have a dramatic effect. […]

  • Aug 6 2015
  • 6 Aug 2015

The Cedar Chest: Hope, Glory and Bottom Drawer

Any search for information about the family heirloom we call a “cedar chest” will eventually lead you back to the ancient Egyptians, who made boxes […]

  • Jul 27 2015
  • 27 Jul 2015

Art Glass Lamps — A Century of Elegant Lighting

A century ago, people who wanted to buy fine American-made electric lighting fixtures were presented with a bewildering array of choices. The premier company to […]

  • Jul 14 2015
  • 14 Jul 2015

Three Affordable Mid-century Modern Lounge Chairs and Three You Probably Can’t Afford

OK, do you want the affordable (er, somewhat affordable) lounge chairs first or the astronomical designs with jaw-dropping prices? We’ll do affordable first, starting with […]

  • Jun 29 2015
  • 29 Jun 2015

Stinky Stuff: Get Rid of Old Furniture Smells

One of the nice aspects of collecting older and antique furniture is the link to the past that each piece inevitably represents. If we could […]

  • Jun 17 2015
  • 17 Jun 2015

Ways to Tell between Original Mid-Century Modern Items & Reproductions

Would you like a little insight into what more and more pickers of vintage and Mid-Century modern items are facing on a daily basis? Read […]