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Extensive collection of articles and information all about furniture for the home.  We cover small furniture as well as furniture for every purpose and room including sofas, chairs, tables, shelving, storage, beds and other bedroom furniture.

26 Types of Furniture for the Home (Mega Guide)

Welcome to our main types of furniture page. This is where you can access our epic furniture buying guides on every type of furniture imaginable including sofas, beds, tables, chairs, mattresses, ottomans, dining room furniture, entry hall furniture and more… all the furniture you’d need for your home. Be sure to check out our popular …

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How to Pick a Dresser for Teenagers (+ 30 Picks for Every Style)

As someone with three teenagers in the home, I can absolutely relate to the amount of clutter that quickly builds up. From socks and t-shirts to jewelry and bags, keeping a home tidy without a properly functional wardrobe and dresser setup can be quite a feat. If you’re in the market for a new dresser …

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Stylish Garden Bench Instantly Converts into a Picnic Table (Brilliant)

Super clever design and execution.  Perfect for pretty much any outdoor/backyard area including deck, patio, fire pit area or on the edge of a garden.  Watch it in action: Standard Dimensions: Bench dimensions: 57” x 24″ x 32″ Picnic Table dimensions: 57” x 48″ x 30″ Table Top dimension: 19″ x 57” Large Dimensions: Bench …

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13 Features of Victorian Era Furniture

The Victorian era, which is literally the period of Queen Victoria’s reign, spans from 1837-1901. The furniture from the period has a distinct aesthetic with dark finishes or gilding, embellishments and heavy proportions.  The Victorian period overlapped the Industrial Revolution, making it the first style of furniture to be manufactured. Don’t expect to find any identifying …

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History of the Sectional Sofa (Why, When & How Invented)

Sectional sofas have become a mainstay of the modern living room, but its history goes back further than you might expect. The casual style and invitation to lounge brought on by the sectional sofa may seem a reflection of contemporary times. However, the sectional sofas Victorian roots, and mid-century renditions say otherwise. Besides, who liked …

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Beech vs Cherry Wood (for Furniture, Flooring, and Cabinets)

I’ve recently decided to use beech or cherry wood and found that many people don’t know which is better for furniture, flooring, or cabinets. So I took the time to research this topic to find better the two kinds of wood; Beech vs. Cherry wood. Cherry is a hardwood perfect for carved chairs and shows …

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Birch vs Walnut Wood (for Furniture, Flooring and Cabinets)

Deciding between two different kinds of wood for building furniture, flooring, and cabinets can be difficult. Especially between two that are so similar, in many ways, things can get complicated. That’s why I looked into it to see which is better between the two of Birch vs. Walnut wood. Birch is perfect for people looking …

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Maple vs Cedar Wood (for Furniture, Flooring, and Cabinets)

People that work a lot with wood know just how important a type of wood is for their quality of work. So it made me wonder which to use between two different types of wood, Maple vs. Cedarwood, and which is best suited for furniture, flooring, and cabinets. So I asked around to find out …

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Maple vs Birch Wood (for Furniture, Flooring and Cabinets)

If you’re a carpenter or woodworker, you would know that all types of wood aren’t the same in saying that people wonder which one is better between the Maple vs. Birch Wood regarding furniture, flooring, and cabinets. So I did some exploration on the web to find out! Maple wood is harder and more durable …

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Are Chesterfield Couches Comfortable? They May Look Good But Does Anyone Want to Sit in them?

I personally do not find any couch to be comfortable, so this is a hard sell. As a definitely-not-a-couch-potato type of person, the reason that Chesterfields are so uncomfortable is the style. Let me explain to you why I would not buy a Chesterfield couch if I had a million dollars. Ok, maybe then, but …

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What is the Profit Margin on Handmade Furniture?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects about 28,400 job openings for woodworkers each year over the coming decade, primarily due to the retirement of older workers or workers who move into other occupations. Overall employment of woodworkers is projected to grow at an average pace of about 8 percent from 2020 to 2030. With the …

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Should Sofas Match the Wall and/or Floor Color? Does it Matter?

It doesn’t matter if our sofa matches the floors and walls of our living space. Having a piece that stands out well adds a whole new life to the room and prevents it from being too bland or boring. For instance, while it’s not a couch but a recliner, I have a maroon piece in …

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