Not so long ago, home-made furniture was in almost every home. With the disappearance of the deficit, interest in the products of craftsmen-furniture makers fell significantly, but in recent years it has revived. Moreover, home-made wood furniture with their own hands has become quite a popular hobby, which also brings tangible benefits, and also serves as the pride of the owner of the house.
Joiner or cabinetmaker?
DIY dining room furniture
Home-made furniture in the dining room
Representatives of these two professions were involved in furniture production. Joiners were entrusted with the production of simple and rough furniture: for example, stools, chairs without upholstery, benches and other furnishings with ordinary trim. Continue reading
To emphasize the natural beauty of solid wood furniture and protect it from the negative effects of the environment, various protective and decorative coatings (transparent and opaque) are used.
Transparent materials used in the decoration of wooden furniture include varnishes, varnishes, wax-based mastics and organic oils. They not only do not hide the texture and natural color of wood, but also very beneficially emphasize its natural beauty.
Opaque coatings include various paints that hide texture and color, as a result of which, as a rule, they are used in the manufacture of furniture from solid wood of low-value species. Continue reading
To preserve wooden furniture and parquet
Wooden floor coverings, furniture, musical instruments and other accessories made of wood, which are present in residential buildings, office premises, shops, are sensitive to environmental influences. In other words, they are no less demanding on healthy climatic conditions than people. Why? The tree absorbs or loses moisture and, accordingly, expands or dries out, depending on the level of humidity and ambient temperature. Everyone who has ever worked with it knows about this dependence of wood on humidity and temperature. Let’s recall, if of course we carefully listened to sellers of wooden furniture and parquet, that it would not be recognized as a guarantee case that parquet had dried up and the coating was all cracked if we did not comply with the requirements for caring for it. Continue reading