What Is The Difference Between Bar Stools And Counter Stools?

What Is The Difference Between Bar Stools And Counter Stools?

To the untrained eye, there is no discernible difference between bar and counter stools. Some stools are taller, and some are shorter—but who knew that they fall into two separate categories? For anyone who has had experience with seating arrangements, the distinction is easy: it’s all a matter of height. A bar-top typically stands at about 40 to 42 inches …

Rethinking Your Home Office for Full-Time Use

Rethinking Your Home Office for Full-Time Use

Ensuring that you have the right working environment in your home office can be instrumental in determining whether you will be able to happily make the transition to remote work. Here are some suggestions for rethinking your home office when repurposing it into a full-time workplace. Do not underestimate the power of the appropriate furniture. Having a desk of the …

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Dining Set for Your Home and Budget

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Dining Set for Your Home and Budget

The dining area can be one of the most important areas in the home, whether it’s a simple offshoot of the kitchen used for everyday meals or a large dining room regularly used to host friends and family get-togethers. Regardless of its use, the centerpiece of this area is the dining set. It should come as no surprise that choosing …

Is Beeswax Good for Solid Wood Furniture

Is Beeswax Good for Solid Wood Furniture

Because of its easy availability, ease of application, all natural composition and ability to enhance the natural look of your solid wood furniture beeswax is a popular choice for finishing wood, but is Beeswax a good choice for solid wood furniture? The answer is more complicated than a simple yes or no as it comes down to what you want …

A contemporary wood dining room table

How to Care for Your Brand-New, Wood, Handcrafted Dining Room Table

When you buy new furniture that you love, you may be concerned about how to take care of it properly. Here are some tips for best practices when you acquire new solid wood furniture. Woodworker’s Instructions The first thing to be mindful of is the instructions that come with the table. If you buy something handcrafted, it’s likely that your …

What Is the Difference Between Handmade and Handcrafted Furniture?

What Is the Difference Between Handmade and Handcrafted Furniture?

The two terms, “Handmade” and “Handcrafted,” are often mentioned side by side and are generally quite similar in meaning. On the surface there is no difference between the two, there is no professional organization policing the specific differences between whether something labelled handmade is really handcrafted and vice versa. In fact it is right there in the definition, handmade is …

A female woodworker in a woodshop

The Value of Handcrafted Wood Furniture

Handcrafted wood furniture can be a timeless and stylish addition to your home. Here we look at some specific reasons why handcrafted wood furniture is an excellent value for your money and may even increase its value over time. Material: Different woods have different requirements for care which can range from what oils to use to maintain a lovely finish …

Room with simple desk, chair, and couch

How Best to Choose Furniture for Your New or Expanded Home Office

Despite the craziness of our current COVID-19 stay-at-home recommendations, many people are still working and many of those are working at home. As such, those people may need some new furniture for their home office. Here are some tips on how to choose furniture for your new or expanded home office. Look at the Big Picture By this we mean …

Factory Spotlight – Ruff Sawn Furniture

Solid wood, natural rustic finishing and time honour craftsmanship, there’s not much lacking in Ruff Sawn Furnitures collection of Rustic Maple Dining, Bedroom and Occasional Furniture. Home Envy is proud to be Ruff Sawn’s primary dealer partner in Western Canada. Ruff Sawn Furniture  specializes in rustic modern furniture using their unique ruff sawn finishing technique for an authentic and natural …