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What Makes Custom-Made Furniture Superior?

For most human history, furniture was either a simple, rough-hewn wooden structure made by the local carpenter or a carefully crafted piece handmade by a master in the field. Of course, there was an in-between level of traditional furniture, but such was not made commonplace until the widespread use of machining and mass production.

Nowadays, most people buy their furniture either online or from an outlet that mass produces such pieces to make furniture affordable and accessible. That said, custom furniture still exists and is, in some ways, superior to the mass-produced stuff lining shelves and racks in outlet stores and website warehouses.

One of the advantages of custom-made furniture is that it's, well, custom. Unlike mass-produced furniture constructed in standard sizes, a custom piece can fit exactly the space in question. There is no more wasted space. Whether the area is small or large, it can be used effectively.

Another benefit of…

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How Do You Decide When To Refinish Your Antiques?

To refinish antique furniture or not? This question often riles up a heated debate among designers. On the one hand, some antique enthusiasts prefer to maintain the furniture in its present condition, believing that tampering with antiques is blasphemy and diminishes their value. On the other hand, some old furniture desperately needs a little love, and refinishing the piece extends its longevity – doing more justice than harm.

Furniture Restoration

So, what determines whether antique furniture is worthy of a restoration project? Before investing time and money in refinishing a piece, here are some things to consider.

Worth Refinishing?

Is the furniture unique or a masterpiece? Look for distinguishing features and characteristics that make the furniture an out-of-the-ordinary piece. This evaluation includes the quality of the construction and its age. As a general rule of thumb, avoid refinishing any pieces from the 19th century or earlier – as…

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What Chemicals Are Generally Used In Bathtub Refinishing?

Bathtubs can last for a very long time. Still, damage can happen. Enamel can chip, metal can rust - a tub's age starts to take its toll. Replacing a bathtub can be a costly measure. It can also be a lengthy and involved process. Many people are increasingly refinishing their tubs instead of replacing them, but refinishing is not the answer to every issue. Refinishing a bathtub is excellent when wear and tear have worn a tub's surface but not damaged the structure.

Bathtub Refinishing

To properly refinish a bathtub, the right chemicals are needed. Since chemicals are in use, proper safety gear and procedures are required. Anyone using chemicals to refinish a bathtub should carefully read the instructions and safety guides and follow them strictly.

Chemicals

For bathtub refinishing, three chemicals are used: polyurethane, epoxy, and acrylic polymers. These chemicals are the most common ways to refinish a bathtub effectively and inexpensively.

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