2 Key Benefits of Choosing Local Craftsmen for Custom Furniture

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Are you looking to update your home’s furnishings or are you moving into a new location and want a new look? You may be tempted to shop for your pieces at big-box retailers like Rooms To Go or Ashley Home Furnishings, but why not check out a local option first? Furniture pieces are investments, and…

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Just Arrived: Hardwood & Pine Slabs

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Recently, I was able to purchase a couple loads of such materials. We have wide, “live edge” slabs in Black Walnut, Black Cherry, White Oak, Red Oak, and Eastern White Pine. These run from 1″ to 3″ in thickness, along with some 4″ and 6″ pieces ideal for mantel tops. We also have a limited amount of American Elm, Maple, and a few other species.

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Essential Beginner’s Woodworking Supplies

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Woodworking is great fun, but you need to make sure you have the right tools to get started. If you’re looking for essential beginner’s woodworking supplies, here’s what you should get first. Hand Tools If you’re just getting started with woodworking, hand tools are the most important thing you can buy. These are the tools…

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Specialty Lumber & Woodworking Supplies Are Our Bread & Butter

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In addition to stocking some of the finest hardwoods, hardwood plywood, and Eastern White Pine, Barney & Carey Co. also carries a nice assortment of woodworking supplies. For example, we recently started manufacturing our own “Perfectly Square Blocks.” These are used when clamping together cabinet face fronts—and cabinets—to square them up perfectly. We offer them in small, medium, and large sizes, and make them out of 1″ Baltic Birch Plywood. Baltic Birch is a superior plywood, with many more plies than fir and other hardwood plywoods. The result is a much more stable product that lies perfectly flat and will not warp.

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What To Look For in a Good Lumber Provider

When starting a building project, purchasing lumber can be a daunting experience, particularly if you are ordering specialty lumber. A good lumber provider can mean the difference between a great project experience and a headache. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can look for that will help you decide who to purchase your…

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Understanding the Basics of Woodworking Supplies

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If you are a creative person that loves to work with your hands, woodworking may be the perfect hobby for you. You may have some basic tools available in your toolbox, but for most projects, there are other essential items to purchase before you begin your woodworking journey. Here are some of the basic woodworking…

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Live Edge Lumber & Slabs: Out With the Old & In With the New

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Back in the 1950s and 1960s, it was kind of a fad to use live edge lumber on the gable ends of ranch and split-level houses. Many people, myself included, thought this was a total mismatch of architectural styles, but it sure was big for a while. “Live edge” boards are flat sawn for the width of the log, which ideally should have a wavy pattern on one side, due to protrusions from tree branches, etc.

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3 Advantages of Using Custom Woodwork Accents in Your Home

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Homeowners often have a challenging time finding their style. Their house can have ornamental decorations and bold colors, but for some reason, everything still appears flat yet unflattering. If you want to add some texture and dimension to your home, elevating your interior, consider custom woodwork. There are at least three advantages of using woodwork…

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Custom Cabinets vs. Manufactured Cabinets

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We hear this all the time: “Sure, I’d love to get custom cabinets (or whatever), but won’t they be much more expensive than mass-produced ones?” The answer is, not necessarily.

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