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Does Solid Wood Furniture Ever Go Out of Fashion?

The short answer to the question in the title of this article is “no”. Wood furniture never goes out of style. Wood Furniture History The history of woodworking and crafting wood furniture goes back thousands of years. As soon as prehistoric man came out of the cave, and stopped using rocks as tables, he/she started using wood for furniture. There …

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Why Choose Solid Wood Furniture?

There are lots of good reasons to choose solid wood furniture, reasons that include style, renewability, eco-friendliness, sustainability, durability, versatility, price point, uniqueness, and just plain good looks. Let’s take a look at these reasons a bit more closely. Style: Solid wood furniture works with every style. And that’s why you see examples of it throughout the ages. Wood naturally …

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How Do You Care for Solid Wood Furniture?

Solid wood furniture will last a long time. If you take care of it, it can last for hundreds or even thousands of years. Here is our advice for caring for your solid wood furniture so it lasts a lifetime. Ask the furniture maker. If at all possible, talk to the person or company that made your furniture if you’re …

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What Are the Advantages of Solid Wood Furniture?

There are so many advantages of solid wood furniture that it’s hard to list them all. But we’ll take a stab at it. 1. It lasts longer. If you’ve ever seen some faux wood furniture delaminating, then you’ll know what we mean. Solid wood furniture has a very long life. It doesn’t come apart, and it resists crushing and damage …

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Furniture Made in Canada

Canadian Made furniture is different, in a GOOD way! For over 25 years, we at Home Envy have been forging & building relationships with Canada’s premier furniture manufacturers because we know the difference… These factories use time honoured techniques to craft and assemble pieces that are designed to look amazing and stand the test of time. Many hand-select the kiln-dried cherry, …

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 …

Happy New Year 2018!

The New Year is upon us and we want to wish all of our friends, family and customers a very happy and prosperous 2018! We have big plans at Home Envy this year including a few new product launches, more great website updates and of course, some amazing sale events! We’ll be visiting shows so see the latest in designs …