2021 Ultimate Wood Guide
Solid wood, veneer, plywood, laminates... confused with all the wood terminologies out there? This condensed guide will clear all your doubts.
You may have heard conflicting statements asserting, "Solid wood is always the best" or "Veneer lasts longer because it doesn't deform like solid wood". So which is the best?
American Black Walnut – The Best Wood for Dining Tables?
Native to the eastern regions of North America, American Black Walnut is a medium to large hardwood that is commonly used for furniture making. In recent years, the American Black Walnut has become a very popular choice of wood for natural live edge tables. The gorgeous dark brown colour and unique grains of the wood would definitely be a perfect addition to your home.
Still considering what wood would be the best? Read on to find out more why the American Black Walnut is definitely the best wood for dining table!
Do I need to match my wood colour? And 3 colour tips for selecting your wood furniture.
One big question when selecting wood furniture is: Do I need to match my wood colour?
The short answer to this is: no.
Different shades of wood naturally go well with each other, hence you don't have to enforce consistency in all your wood selection. This tip saves you the headache and the money.
2021 Ultimate Leather Guide for Sofas
You might have heard of terms like "genuine leather", "top grain" and "full grain", which refer to leathers obtained from different parts of cowhide. You might have also heard of the terms "full aniline" and "semi-aniline" which refer to how leather is coloured. A combination of these factors broadly constitutes leather quality. This guide serves to explain what these terms actually mean (no, the average salesman does not know) and better inform your purchase decisions.
A table is likely one of the most frequently used furniture in your house – whether for preparing or having your meals, getting some work done, or just a convenient surface to hold the trinkets of daily life. That is why it pays to get the right material to balance design and durability. This article summarises the pros and cons of commonly-used materials for table tops.
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Wooden table tops need to have a layer of protective coating (also known as finish), to one protect them against water and stains and two to bring out the beauty of the grains. The tabletops at Grey and Sanders are finished with Rubio Monocoat, a Belgian hard wax oil. Since we started operations four years ago, we have experimented with various ways to finish our tabletops, and after many experiments, and after many lessons learnt (some more painful than others), we conclude that it is the best product in the market for wood slab table tops. This article lists the reasons why we love this product.
Welcome back to Part II of this two-part series - “The Ultimate Guide To Wood Slabs”. In Part I, we covered the various styles of wood slabs. In this sequel, we will elaborate on the characteristics of various solid wood materials, and what makes these wood species a must-have in your home!
Once considered a niche furniture category, wood slabs are getting increasingly popular due to their stunning natural beauty and one-of-a-kind appeal. This article aims to inform readers of the common forms of wood slabs in the market and their pros and cons.
Teak, bearing the enviable accolade of “the King of Hardwoods” is one of the most sought after woods in the world, and is well-known and valued for both its impeccable beauty and durability. In fact, many of us would have heard our elders sing praises about this hardy material. Over the years, however, there is a worrying trend of retailers using very young Teak in furniture, which results in lower-quality and unsustainable products. This article aims to inform the reader of the basic knowledge of Teak so that one can become an informed consumer.
Not too sure what to look out for when shopping for a sofa? Read on to find out more about the key components of the sofa to get the perfect one for you to usher in the new year!