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
What to choose an array or veneer?
The question of choosing the material for the countertop of the kitchen table is not so simple as it seems. Most people, choosing a wooden table, do not think about the difference. They see a table in the store with a picture of the texture of wood, and think that it is a whole wooden table, but often it is not.
What is the catch when choosing?
The catch is the widespread use of veneers for facing furniture surfaces. Veneer is a thin section of wood, which is applied to the base using specialized equipment, giving the appearance of the texture of natural wood. Particleboard (chipboard) is often used as a base. Chipboard is a sheet material made by mixing sawdust and binder resins obtained by hot pressing. Unfortunately, many resins used in the manufacture of particleboard, emit a substance harmful to humans – formaldehyde. The combination of chipboard and veneer allows you to get a true imitation of wood for relatively little money. This furniture cannot be called environmentally friendly. Continue reading
Scratches on wooden furniture inevitably appear during its operation. They spoil the appearance of the coating and contribute to the rapid wear of wood. Fortunately, most damage to a tree can be easily masked or repaired on its own. However, do not use folk methods – they can not only be useless, but also spoil the furniture! It is better to purchase specialized tools designed for working with wood. In this article we will look at popular tools for repairing wooden furniture, their advantages and disadvantages.
Furniture Wax – A proven tool for removing scratches from wooden surfaces. For small cracks, soft wax is best, and hard wax is suitable for deep damage. The composition, in its consistency resembling plasticine, is hammered into a scratch and perfectly levels the surface. Continue reading