Finding the Perfect Furniture for Your Home

Furniture can be a significant investment, and there are few things more frustrating than buying a piece that you thought was perfect only to get it home and discover that it doesn’t really fit. Either it’s too big, too small or simply doesn’t match the rest of your decor. Custom wood furniture solves all these…

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Popular Types of Softwood for Furniture Making

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When considering which types of wood to use for furniture-making, you may be presented with the choice between hardwood and softwood. Hardwood is not necessarily harder or denser, it actually has to do with the plant’s reproduction process. Hardwood trees are angiosperms—plants that produce seeds with a covering, like an apple or an acorn. Softwood…

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Efficient Interior Design Strategies With Custom Furniture

There’s something about custom wood furniture that brings a room design to life. Whether you’re building a new home or taking another look at your interior room design, find out how quality furniture can offer you the right dimensions, the perfect look and the ideal investment for a timeless home. These pieces can turn a…

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Specialty Lumber is Our Legacy, Since 1922

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A loaf of bread cost 7¢ and a pound of steak would run you about 26¢. The gummy bear was just invented in Germany, and Babe Ruth was the most famous person in the country. It was 1922, and it was the year that Barney & Carey Company Inc. was founded on the banks of…

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Choosing Between Hardwood or Softwood for Your Projects

When you have a building project going on, you generally think of your budget first. It can be easier to accept a lower quality material in the interest of saving money, but this choice doesn’t always guarantee durability and longevity. There are several types of specialty lumber available for projects, but they are most commonly…

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Keeping Your Cool: The Best Natural Decking Material for Hot New England Summers

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Coming off a 100º weekend and looking at a forecast filled with days in the high 80ºs and 90ºs, we’re reminded how important it is to consider the hot, humid New England weather when choosing the best specialty lumber for the exterior of your home. Specifically the best natural decking material, which you and your…

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It’s the Perfect Time for Those DIY Home Improvement Projects, Unless…

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During the last four months of shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders, people have become real handy. With many businesses closed or operating at a limited capacity—and with the public health threat of a potentially deadly virus—most people are spending a lot more time at home these days. The perfect time to finally get around to those…

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3 Reasons Wood Turners Love Working With Green Wood

Talented people around the globe have practiced woodworking for centuries. One of the oldest and most exacting types of wood skills is ‘turning’ with its use of gouges, skews and lathes. If you love working with lumber and want to try your hand at turning wood, you may be surprised that the most talented turners…

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