Special finish to give the appearance of age. This is mostly done by finishing some part of the furniture is darker and lighter color than the rest.
A Typical chair with arm supports attached.
Tall storage unit, with drawers. Used to store clothing.
Arts and crafts
Simple and basic deign, construction often able to be seen.
Split leather with a layer of polyurethane.
Style of chests or table that are bulging out, and then curve back in at bottom.
Leather combined with materials such as polyurethane to make it more affordal.
A dresser like piece of furniture, used in the dinning room that stores dishes and platters.
Two beds stacked onto of each other to allow more then one person to share a living space.
Veneers with decorative irregular mottled pattern. Made from tree's knots.
Table leafs that store them selves inside the table.
California king size mattress
Standard bed size that measures 72" wide and 84" long. Mostly used only in West Coast region.
A chair that arches in the middle.
A bed with tall posts on each corner. Decorative cloth is usually hung between the gaps.
Beds with storage underneither to save room.
Table used to play poker or other card games. Some have multi functionality.
A chair with a long bottom cushion to put legs up and relax.
A chair that allows you to lean back, but also put up your feet.
Sectional with a built in chaise.
Chair that is upholstered with groves in the back.
A piece of furniture with drawers united for storage.
Cabinet with shelves that are closed in by doors, normally glass, and sometimes drawers underneath.
Chair with a low back. Mostly made from leather.
Short long table that is normally placed in from of the sofa in the living room.
Thin table used to hold a TV, and/or storage.
Triangular pieces of Wood used to reinforce drawers.
A veneer cut from the branching point or the part near the root. This veneer shows irregular pattern.
A glass desplay case normally with mirrored back and lighted top.
A twin size bed that can also be used as a sofa. Had footboard, headboard, and rails or panel along the back.
A durrable material made usign cotton.
Wood that is purposely marred to give a rustic look. This is mostly done by creating imperfection in the wood surface or finish purposely.
A type of track that help the drawer move in and out of the piece.
A wide but short piece of furniture with drawers used to store clothing.
Leafs that are hindged onto table, and expan the length of the table.
Eastern king size mattress
76"w x 80"l
Eight-way hand-tied springs
Coil springs which are hand-tied to keep springs in place. This is done mostly for higher end upholstery.
Type of drawer construction which usually signify a better construction.
A unit used to house your tv and other media products.
Large unit used for TV and other media components that also has compartments for storage.
A chair with a fiddle-shaped back
A coating applied to the wood that helps protect it. Sometimes may also be coloring.
Panel that is attached to foot end of the bed frame or rails.
Type of drawer construction which usually signify a better construction.
Full grain leather
Leather that has not been altered.
Full size mattress
54"w x 75"l
A special type of sofa that can be converted into bed.
Painting technique used to simulate wood grain.
Tall free standing pendulum clock.
Hand rubbed finish
Painting technique that is used to create an antique look.
Wood from a deciduous tree.
Panel that is attached to the head end part of the bedframe or rails.
A tall chest supported by four legs.
A chair that has a rush or caned seatand an oval turned top rail. It also has a slightly bend back and often are painted with fruit and flower patterns.
A cabinet that is put on top of a desk or a buffet. Has shelves for storage.
Wood veneer that is constructed to produce a pattern. Usually consists of different types of veneer.
Knock down furniture
Furniture that needs some minor assembly. This is different from RTA (Ready to Assemble) furniture which require a lengthy assembly process.
A chair designed to have a back that looks like a ladder.
Layers of Wood that are fastened together. Usually for lower priced furniture.
Vinyl is dyed to match the leather, and used on sides and backs of upholstered furniture. The Real leather is used on the cushions.
We determine what is left facing by standing directly in front of a the foot of the chaise, if the arm is on the left side, it is left facing.
A table held up by four legs, one on each corner.
Loose back sofa
A sofa whos back and cushions are not attached.
Seating made for two people.
Low profile foundation
A thin boxspring used instead of regular boxspring when mattress is think to provent bed from beeing too tall.
A short table with one or two drawers.
Stain resistant fabric made from extremely thin fibers.
Furniture that is designed to allow user to be able to make different combinations to suit there needs.
Furniture designed with the ability to be used in different positions, and be able to move.
Decorative nail head or nail head strip usually used in sofa.
Small table placed at the side of the bed, it may have drawers.
Smaller furniture used as accent pieces.
Footrest which is usually part of living room or sofa collection.
a bed that uses a panel of wood(or other materials) for the headboard and foot board.
An upholstered chair with a high back and upholstered sea t.
A rectangular table with straight legs at the corners.
Table held up with a support structure directly in the middle
padding attached to seat or arm, and to top of mattress.
Bed that had a flat bottom to eliminate need of a box spring.
A man-made synthetic used to simulate Wood. Often used to reproduce expensive Wood trim. Can also be used to make frame parts or entire frames.
Man-made synthetic foam used for filling and for cushions. Rigid polyurethane can also reproduce Wood trim or make entire frame.
Queen size mattress
60"w x 80"l
The horizontal piece of the bed structure that attached headboard to footboard.
Chair, Sofa, or Sectional that can recline. The footrest will pop up and the back of the item can recline back.
We determine what is right facing by standing directly in front of a the foot of the chaise, if the arm is on the right side, it is right facing.
Any chair which tips back and forth in place.
Ready to Assemble. Furniture that is delivered unassembled.
A unit with drawers and a writing surface that can drop down.
A set of furniture that combines to make one big unit. Sometimes attached with brackets.
Semi-attached back sofa
Cushions are attached at the back but not all around.
Wide piece of furniture with drawers used in dining rooms for further storage and serving food.
Slat back chair
A chair with vertical and wide supports.
Bed designed to resemble a sleigh, headboard is taller than footboard and often featured scroll design.
Removable piece of fabric designed to protect the furniture.
Seating area for 3 or more people.
A sofa that can fold down, or pull out to be an additional bed.
A narrow table that is taller then a cocktail table that is long and is designed to sit against the back of a sofa.
Two boxsprings used for one large mattress.
Leather that is left when the top grain leather is removed.
Used to alter the color of the wood.
Reclinging chairs that can be attached at the arm, used to screen veiwing.
A curved sofa that is deigned to have good visibility of the home theater for all who sit on it
Top grain leather
The uppermost layer and highest quality part of a hide, used for fine Upholstery Leather.
Three or more drawers side by side to store clothing.
Twin size mattress
39"w x 75"l
A protective finish that is transparent.
A thin decorative layer of Wood which is applied to underlying Wood solidsto match and balance grain, create inlay and banded effects.
Wood& finish care : Items needed to help you take care of your wood furniture.
Metal care: Polishes, cleaners, and other goods needed for care of your metal items. Stone care: Stone Polish, stain remover, ect .
When buying chairs, turn them over and look for any indication of screws or nails. If you see them, it means that the manufacturer did not trust the joints to stay together on their own. It might also mean that significant modifications have been made to the chair in the past that may cause future problems. A professional restoration/repair shop should NEVER add screws or nails where none were present before.
Handling and Moving Furniture:
In addition to using furniture wisely, it is important to handle it carefully. Safe handling and moving of furniture begin with a basic understanding of how a piece is constructed. The second step is to plan carefully.
Before picking up a piece of furniture, determine how it is put together and if any of its parts are removable or detachable. Make sure you know where the furniture is its strongest - generally along a major horizontal element - and try to carry it from these points.
Then examine the room and the route whereby the furniture is to be moved. Look around to make sure you know where everything is. Identify potential trouble. Light fixtures that hang low, for examples, or that extend out from the wall may be damaged or cause damage. Glass table tops are also easily damaged if bumped. If necessary, clear the way by moving or removing fragile or obstructive items. Protect the furniture to be moved with soft padding or wrap it in a blanket pad. Padding, which will provide extra insurance against bumping and gouging, is especially important if an item is going into storage.
Before moving an item, make sure you know exactly where it goes next. Plan ahead to adjust the temperature and relative humidity in the new location so they are the same as where the furniture presently is. Extreme changes in temperature and humidity can cause splitting of joints and veneers.
Never hurry when you are moving furniture. Scratches, dents, and gouges from bumps against door knobs, doorways, and other furniture are always more likely in haste. Each item needs to be approached individually, without haste, and with sufficient manpower present.
Make sure you have a firm grip on the piece with both hands. Do not wear cotton gloves. It is essential that hands not slip from a piece of furniture while it is being moved.
Never slide or drag furniture along the floor. The vibration can loosen or break joints, chip feet, break legs, etc., to say nothing of what dragging does to the carpeting or finish on the floor. Whenever possible, use trolleys or dollies for transporting heavy pieces.
Handling valuable furnishings requires a special attitude: in general, movement should be carried out at a slower pace. Here are some quick tips for moving furniture properly. Remember: If you don't break it, it doesn't have to be fixed!
The “What-to-Knows” When Buying Glass Furniture Pieces
With the utmost advancement of modernization, glass furniture pieces have become more appealing to the public. Durability, cleanness, neatness, and style are just some of the many reasons why glass furniture pieces are hard to miss. Wanting to buy a new glass furniture but still holding on to a past experience of having broken one? Don’t know the points to consider when buying? Here are some helpful tips and/or guidelines you need to know when purchasing your desired glass furniture pieces.
1. Know your space
When planning out to buy your desired glass furniture pieces it is but a must to consider first and determine the allowable space of the area where you will be placing the furniture. Usually, purchasers tend to buy furniture pieces which are more likely larger than the area allocated for the items, now this may result to a series of adjustments towards the given space, and will then end up on considering an expansion on the space or changing the items.
2. Set the mode
After planning out the space, you might as well want to consider the mode or style you want to exist on the room. The furniture pieces you’ll choose must blend in with the existing furniture and/or materials you already have. Although, glass furniture pieces are transparent and are but all clear it is important that you consider the style and the patterns on the furniture, especially when it comes to glass tops and the like just so that the furniture pieces you’ll choose will fit in.
3. Plan out your design. Learn to mix and match
Glass furniture pieces all come in a variety of unique and sophisticated styles which makes it more pleasing and inviting. But what’s the use of having such fascinating styles when your design patterns are a mess. You wouldn’t want to provide a cluttering look on your office or at your very house right? Plan out your design the way you want it but make sure it’s clean without people getting an eye sore. Hence, always take note that it’s a big “no! no” to mix glass furniture with traditional classics.
4. Know the type of glass
It’s important that you find out what type of glass the furniture piece you want is made up of. Instead of settling down for standard glass, tempered glass would be your best choice. Not only does this type of glass able to stand on cold and hot food its safe because it doesn’t break into sharp shards when it gets smashed up.
5. Know where to buy it. Choose mainly from local dealers
It’s essential to know where you’re going to purchase the item you want. Now this is all true, you need to make sure if you’re settling down for the best so that you won’t end up with regret. Considering the fragile nature and weight, it’s a wise move if you buy it from your local dealers or providers rather than having the item be shipped out, this is more advisable for such reasons that the item will be lesser prone to some damage cases and you can save money as well.
Consider this as an example, BettyUSA.com (http://www.bettyusa.com/servlet/StoreFront) carries over a thousand kinds of glass furniture and they are within California, they definitely will provide California customers a peace of mind regarding after sale service, delivery, and assemble of any glass furniture at a reasonable cost. Add up over ten (10) years of handling expertise.
6. Safety First
If you have children in the house you might want to consider taking a good look at type of glass the furniture is made of, choose the type of glass which is shatter resistant. Be cautious as well on SHARP cornered glass furniture pieces, most especially if your children are five (5) years old and below. Thus, oval shape would be better.
7. Head on for Resources. Scout on
From the wide and vast world of the internet and even on articles and cuts from magazines you can find all the resources you need. You can get all the ideas and many more. It’s always best that you consider other people’s feedbacks, knowing that they’ve got a lot to say.
8. Quality is an A+++!
It all goes down to quality and I need not so say more. Mainly, the thicker the glass, the longer it will last. Like this glass table top (link here) which is about 12 mm. thick would be sturdier than this glass table (link here) which is only 10 mm. thick. Although, the thicker the glass does cost more, so you will need to weigh it out and see what best fits you but like what I said, be resourceful there are a lot of glass furniture pieces that are sold for reasonable prices without comprising the item’s quality. I personally would settle for the thicker one (12mm) considering its durability and safety ness.