Gifts are forever – WoodenFurniture this festive season

Be it a festive season or someone in your life who means so much to you that the whole year goes by as a festival. A gift is always a way of expressing what you feel for that person/family.
From a simple hand written card to a very expensive car- whatever it maybe, when its give from your heart it’ll always means the world to that certain person

This entry is particularly based on gifts and why wooden furniture would make that perfect gift for anyone you would like to offer a gift.

Speaking qualitatively, Wood as a part of the nature, is the most pure form of article present on earth.
Relate it with the relationship you have with that one person/family- pure and wholesome.

Crafting the wood into a beautiful piece of furniture or artifact- the process is similar to what you practice while nourishing your relationship. A delicate crafting with firm attention is given in producing wooden furniture. Similarly focusing on the relationship you have there is that delicate yet firm attention given to it.

Hardwood furniture, like Rosewood ( Sheesham ), Teakwood have a life capacity that can lost for as long as 6 generations, which in itself talks for itself. Wooden furniture becomes one of the most royal and precious collection that can be passed on for generation.
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Moreover, it can also become a great investment option- because if the quality of wood is proper solid wood- that is if its not veneered or bonded with softwood, then it can essentially last forever. Giving a piece of wooden furniture or even an artifact to person who is going to remain important forever in your life, will say the right thing. (Maybe someday- that will ‘piece of forever’ can save his/her life, and its almost as valuable as diamonds!)

Not a big fan of change, or if you know someone who is not a big fan of change- giving wooden furniture makes the best sense. Only efforts needed are choosing the right kind of wood and the work done on it. Speaking from the current trends, wooden furniture does not run out of fashion ever. (at least in the furniture department.)

And mentioned in the previous blog on how to remove the stains from the wooden furniture you can always make the whole procedure of cleaning up the furniture a ‘family’ event! There’s a lot of time given while refinishing wooden furniture- but you can do it at home, so that becomes the best part about having wooden furniture. Quality time can be spent.

Overall attaching emotional as well as practical sentiments to wooden furniture and then gift wrapping it, the process will make the furniture come to life.

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How to remove scratches from Wooden Furniture

Wooden Furniture is the most expensive kind of furniture to have for home. They are so delicately carved that even a tiny bit of scratch on them and your heart is almost in your throat. And we can only imagine if you have a pet in at your place (not cats we presume, the scratchers that they are!)

But, here we are with simple steps to remove these scratches if they happen. You may need a lot of patience and a couple of more things like Sand paper, wax, polyurethane or shellac, etc.

Getting step wise, The first method needs fine sandpaper and loads of patience. The sanding itself isn’t a big job; you simply rub with care over the length of the scratch, moving in line with the wood grain. The time-consuming part is that you need to re-varnish, paint, or wax the area to get back to a uniform colour, which is where your patience will come in.

Typically during manufacture, varnish, polyurethane, or shellac is applied to wood to protect the surface. Applying wax or polish protects the manufacturer’s finish and helps to reduce surface scratches. Wax provides a hard finish and long-lasting protection, doesn’t smear, and is more durable than sprays or polishes. Use paste wax or liquid wax made specifically for furniture. Depending on use, paste wax finishes may last as long as two years. Liquid wax is easier to apply but leaves a thinner coating; it may need to be applied more frequently than paste wax. Learn how to properly apply waxes to eliminate streaks or a cloudy appearance. Always apply wax in light coats, rubbing into the surface with the grain. Allow to dry and buff to a clear shine with a soft cloth.
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Tips for Applying Paste Wax

· Put a spoonful of wax, about the size of a golf ball, in a square of 100-percent-cotton fabric. Wrap the fabric around the wax ball and knead it until soft.

· Rub in a circular motion, one small area at a time, until the waxing is complete.

· When the surface dulls, wipe off the excess wax. Use a clean, soft cotton cloth and turn it frequently.

· Repeat waxing and wiping until the entire piece is waxed. If you notice a streak, keep wiping to remove excess wax.

· Polish the wood, with a soft cloth or lamb’s-wool pad attached to an electric drill or power buffer. If the wax smears, wipe with a soft cloth and continue buffing.

· For a deep shine, apply a second coat of wax in the same manner; to maintain waxed furniture, dust with a lamb’s-wool duster. Never use liquid or aerosol furniture polishes because they can dissolve the wax and leave a hazy film.
So, for everyday wood and wood-effect furniture, you may want to take a short cut and simply cover up the scratch. Ideally, use wood stain or a coloured polish that matches your furniture. Apply the solution to a soft cloth, and then work it into the wood. If you can’t get a colour match, use a wax crayon. Most children’s ranges have a tremendous variety of browns – and these duller shades always kick about in pencil cases after the snazzy reds have long gone. To fix scratches in leather, again use wax crayons. This is effective for both bags and shoes, and can work as a last resort for coats. Polish afterwards with a soft cloth to remove loose wax.
Scratches in plastic are less easy. It is worth trying a light oil such as WD-40 on white appliance scratches, such as fridges and washing machines. However, on white plastics that have a natural matte finish, doing nothing brings a solution of some sort. Scratching shows up most obviously on surfaces that are highly polished. As your items ages, scratches blend in.Repaint over scratches in paint. Simply paint over the scratch and then, just before the paint has dried, take a damp cloth and blend the edges of the new paint in with the original paint to avoid any tell-tale lines.

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Festive Seasons perfect reason to blend in with the trends!

This year’s trend has been following last year’s trend. Having your furniture do multiple things than what it is suppose to do like bed with storage drawers but in the most modern design or with a unique style is what one looks for while buying new furniture.

High performance fabric, durable and leathers made the sectionals appealing- along with the versatile pieces such as a chaise ottoman, which can flip to either end. Furniture, which reduce the need for chest and dresser or add much needed storage space for shoes, clothes, linens, bed covers and more, are the favorite trade over the old furniture.

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Console loveseats were considered luxury products once but with change in design, they are perfect for small spaces and budgets; it’s as fully loaded as home theater sofas and sectionals, including cup holders, storage console, plush arms, head-rest and chaise-style ottomans, multiple comfort positions and power.
Having the TV hung on the wall is a little too dull for the wall too. Look for a TV unit sets with clever places to store components- taller, and multiple-purpose versions that double up as a drawer chest.
Servers and sideboards see new popularity. Look for servers with as many drawers as doors, integrated power bars or moisture-resistant tops. Bar tables of small size, with drawers and door cabinets can also replace the simple sideboards.
Writing desks blend with other furniture pieces. Warmer styles, which go with any season, especially wooden writing desks that blend with other furniture pieces will keep it gorgeous for the house. Pop-up coffee tables for eating or working in front of the TV, storage drawers or shelves and de per sizes scaled for sectionals.
Unique stand-alone accent furniture will add storage, flexibility, and plenty of character satiating your appetite for something fresh, new or daring when budgets don’t allow a full room makeover.
The need to have a change in your home can be satiated by introducing ne furniture to your home, either by buying or exchanging them. This Diwali, has a lot of offers to offer in the furniture stores. On this festive season, look for wooden furniture, for durability and long-lasting furniture and give your home a new look. Not limited by any design restriction gives your room a new look all together.

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