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Great care has to be taken to ensure the absolute minimum amount of wood is removed during the sanding process. This takes a lot of skill and years of experience. This is one of the easiest floors to mess up if you do not know what you are doing. Many fir floors become ruined by very deep drum marks caused by inexperienced hardwood floor refinishing companies.

Sideboards of various sizes and designs are seen flooding the markets. Two door or with drawers incorporated are some of the various designs. Extra cutlery and many others things which are required in a dining room are placed in it. It can be used as an extended food counter during a dinner party. The Side boards come in painted wood oak or pine or reclaimed wood. The correct size is dependent on the requirement of the family. It is always better to buy a slightly larger one than the present requirement. As time passes one always needs more room to store things which get accumulated.

Bed: You can choose a single bed frame, a queen bed frame, or a single bed frame. One style is a 1930’s vintage oak bed frame painted gray, or you can get a pair of Louis XV style bed frames.


All rooms require proper lighting. It sets the entire mood for the room. Bright is best for kitchens and baths, where a positive aura is most important. However, bright lights don’t always work good, especially when you want a room that is a bit more cozy. For these types of rooms, like bedrooms and living rooms, use dimmer lights.

After measuring your square footage and figuring out the cost to purchase and install the wood floor of your choice, it may be that it does not fit your budget. You have excellent taste but your pocketbook cannot keep up with it. Not to worry! Take a look at your laminate flooring options.

Movement and squeaks are normal for these beautiful vintage floors. If you have no squeaks consider yourself one of the very lucky few. Attempting to repair this kind of movement can be extremely pricey. It involves very carefully removing the existing flooring to expose the ship lap which then needs to be properly screwed down. Not any easy, quick or cheap process. You are much better off accepting this as part of the character of your floors and getting used to it.

The old wood is strong enough when compared to the contemporary woods. The contemporary ones are extracted from younger trees so the durability is a question. So the antique one will last longer.

Thankfully, building a Tiki Bar that looks authentic need not involve brand new building materials. You can frame a the bar using old or Reclaimed Wood Projects,such as 2×4’s and 2×6’s. The slightly weathered look will add to the character of the Tiki Bar. As for stools, a counter-top and used lumber, visit a local store which specializes in used building supplies or even antique stores. If you are planning on adding a sink and water to your Tiki Bar, you will want to purchase these items beforehand and make sure that you know how to install them. This may require a licensed plumber to ensure that the water is working properly. Staying on budget while building your Tiki Bar may require some imagination and improvisation.

Okay, you’ve already learned two things about hardwood floors. You know they should never be laid in damp places, and they need room to expand and contract. There’s a lot more you need to know before you’ll be able to make educated decisions about using solid hardwood floors in your own home. For starters, the woods used in most hardwood floors are maple, red oak, ash, or white oak because of their durable qualities.

Walnut is a stunning wood but also very expensive. It is unlikely that you would lay a whole floor in walnut but it can be used as an accent in small areas. It is very strong and flexible with an even, fine grain. If you can afford walnut on your floor, you won’t regret it.

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