A Look At The Differences Between Pine Furniture and Oak Furniture

Although they are normally considered very similar, there are actually very few things that oak and pine have in common. As they are quite different from each other, they have their own pros and cons, so if you are thinking of buying bespoke oak furniture or bespoke pine furniture (offered by Farmhouse Furnishings) you need to take these pros and cons into consideration. While pine is usually more rustic with traditional and Mexican furniture styles because of how easily it can be machined into intricate patterns and the colours the wood can be finished with; Oak is generally used for a greater number of styles from the traditional designs of old to more modern looks. In the following article we will look at what makes both oak and pine furniture worthy of your consideration when you are looking for a piece that is aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting and functional. The Main Difference Between Pine And Oak The biggest and most important difference between pine and oak as raw materials and the furniture made from them is that oak is a hardwood and pine is a softwood. As a result, oak has outstanding resistance against wear and tear, is very hard wearing… Read more

 

Things To Consider When Choosing Dining Room Chairs

If you are interested in trying to improve the look and feel of your home, an easy way to do it is by replacing your dining chairs in either your kitchen or dining room with the bespoke pine dining chairs available from Farmhouse Furnishings. It is also a good idea, especially if you are buying a new table, to avoid buying the table and chairs as a set because that way you will be able to buy chairs that are styled separately but nonetheless go well with the table. Before you start looking and ordering chairs though, there are some things you should consider carefully that are discussed in the following post. Measure For The Right Size The very first thing you need to do is measure the dining table you have or find out the dimensions of the one you are going to buy, as you need to work out how wife chairs can be to be able to fit under it comfortably. You should allow some space at the left and right side, so you and your guests never feel squashed together without any breathing space. As a general rule of thumb you should opt for chairs that… Read more

 

Advantages Of Pine Furniture Bespoke Services

If you are considering your options for your the next furniture purchases for your home, you may be looking for something less run of the mill and common than the flat pack and free-standing pieces you can get at the large high street stores. It may then be time to consider the benefits of bespoke services such as those offered by the pine furniture business Farmhouse Furnishings. In the following post we will look at some of these great benefits, which will hopefully show you why investing in bespoke, fitted furniture could be a great thing for you and your home. Makes Better Use Of The Available Space In Your Home Compared to free-standing furniture, fitted furniture is made specifically to fit in particular areas and spaces. This means that you can plan out your available space much better and make better use of it. Otherwise inaccessible areas such as those tricky alcoves and awkward corners can all be efficiently used. Bespoke furniture is also idea for extensions, conservatories, loft conversions and attics as it can provide practical storage solutions for rooms with indented walls and sloping ceilings. Options For Customisation Are Available Once you have had the frame of… Read more

 

Tips For Choosing Living Room Furniture

The living room is the part of a house that is used to welcome guests and because of that, as a home-owner you want to make sure it has been well-designed to provide comfort for all using it. When you are designing your living room, the furniture is crucial, not only because a nice piece of pine furniture will look good, but because it has a vital role to play. A living room without furniture would be very empty. In the following post we will offer up some tips as to how you should approach choosing pieces of furniture for your living room. Pine furniture can instantly give any room, particularly the living room, a real charming quality and aesthetic appeal. Start At The Start Before anything else, take a good look around your living room and think about the different pieces you want and how it will all fit together. Begin by building up with the basic pieces such as a centre table perhaps, sofas and armchairs, then fill in the gaps that you want from there onwards. Take Measurements Take accurate measurements of your living room and draw out a floor plan. It doesn’t have to be the… Read more

 

A Look At Some Differences Between Pine And Oak Furniture

As many people love wood furnishings and how they look in their homes, wood is one of the most commonly used materials in the home.  It is used for anything from cabinets, wardrobes and chests of drawers to tables and lots more.  Now there are obviously various types of wood, but while they all have their merit – it is fair to say that oak and pine are perhaps two of the most popular choices.  Despite this commonality though, the two woods are very different from each other.  If you are interested in buying some oak or maybe pine furniture from a company such as Farmhouse Furnishings, it is good to understand the difference between the two to help you pick what it best for you and your home. Style And Beauty  They are very similar in terms of style and looks, and both have that very natural and warm look of wood.  While you may be able to choose lighter or darker options of either, it is generally the case that pine has the lighter tone and is smoother to touch and to look at, while oak is darker and a less smooth finish. Durability Compared to pine trees,… Read more

 

Tips To Help Pine Furniture Fit In Any Bedroom

Great quality pine wardrobes work well in both traditional and traditional-adjacent bedrooms.  This much is true, but any modest, vintage or rustic styled interior could benefit from a quality pine piece of furniture like a wardrobe.  Particularly if you are looking at every single minute detail when you are decorating your home.  Below you will find a selection of great tips to help you find the best pine furniture for your bedroom, no matter the style, size or layout. Solid Wood Pieces Will Give A Sophisticated Look  If you really want a piece of furniture that is going to impress and lift the whole feel and look of your bedroom, you should consider a complete solid wood piece.  While solid wood doors always look a little bulky, you should remember that pine is one of the lightest wood shades so even the biggest and most spacious pine furniture will never feel overly obtrusive. The Addition Of A Mirror Will Add Transparency By opting for one door of the wardrobe to have a mirror installed, it will add an extra level of transparency and make the whole piece look and feel lighter.  As well as allowing you to downsize and minimise… Read more

 

Some Tips For Choosing The Type Of Pine Furniture You Want

If you are looking for new wooden furniture for your home, you should give consideration to pine.  Pine is a relatively soft wood, but also known for it’s robustness and is therefore a popular material to use for furniture such as tables, chairs and other furniture.  Another reason for it’s popularity is that it is also considerably cheaper than other materials, while providing high quality.  Pine furniture can bought unstained or stained like the pieces offered by the British family run business Farmhouse Furnishings. There are several factors you should consider if you want to buy pine furniture, as we will discuss in the following post. The Purpose Of The Furniture  One of the main deciding factors why you may choose unfinished or finished pine wood furniture is the purpose it will serve.  If you need ll of your wooden furniture to match the same colours of wood stain as others in your home, it would be best opting for unstained.  However, as mentioned at the outset, pine is a particularly soft wood and can scratch and dent very easily.  This is why if you are looking for a piece of pine furniture that will be used regularly and needs… Read more

 

Easy To Follow Tips For Taking Care Of Pine Dining Tables

Pine is the ideal choice for an aesthetically pleasing and robust dining table.  As a dining table is one of the most used pieces of furniture in your home though, especially if you regularly eat meals up at it or frequently use it for other things, it has to endure a lot.  When you consider the amount of money you paid for it, even with pine furniture being less expensive than other wooden furniture, you will be interested in doing all you can to ensure your pine dining table lasts as long as possible. With that in mind, in the following post we have put together what we feel are some of the most crucial, but also easiest to follow, tips for taking care of your pine dining table.  If you do not have a pine dining table and have been browsing Farmhouse Furnishings for one, it is still worth bookmarking this article for when you eventually get one. Dust Every Week (At Least) Although it may seem like tiny specks of dust are harmless, if allowed to build up, dust can start to scratch at the table’s finish.  It is therefore vital to dust your pine furniture, in this… Read more

 

The Various Benefits Of Pine Furniture

It is possible that you have never really given much thought beyond how it looks and whether it meets your budget or not when buying furniture for your home. It is quite common for the average person to not fully appreciate the difference between the types of wood used. However, there are very good reasons why you should start thinking about this and familiarising yourself with the differences. After all, as well as the actual aesthetics, the type of wood used for a piece of furniture determines how robust and durable it is and how easily it might break apart or split. This is where it really pays off to know which type of wood is best for which application. One of the most popular choices of materials for furniture is pine and when you consider the many benefits, as we will in this post, its not really surprising. Appearance Pine has a very natural colouring. As it is a much lighter shade of wood than some others used for furniture, it is one of the most versatile when it comes to staining and painted and can be altered to have any colour you desire. However, most invest in pine… Read more

 

Tips For Treating Various Stains On Pine Wood Furniture

No matter what you do and how many measures you take to prevent it from happening, your beautiful pine table, like those available from Farmhouse Furnishings, will become stained, dirty and looking less aesthetically appealing than it did when you first bought it. How you go about cleaning your pine table, much like cleaning any wooden furniture, will largely depend on the condition of the table and the type of stain it has on it, if it has any at all, as well as how valuable it actually is. If for instance, your pine table is antique, you may not want to do anything too harsh to clean it in fear of ruining its look and lowering its value. However, there are still many ways you can clean and improve a pine table without doing damage to it. Cleaning Surface Stains There will be times when you only need to remove relatively minor surface grime and dirt from your wooden table. A word of warning though – avoid using soap and water for your pine furniture, in this case table, as they can do more harm than good. You will have better success using a solution of linseed oil and… Read more