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Furnishing With a Masculine Touch

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:58:15 +00002014-05-31T22:58:15Z

With Fathers day coming up, you may want to rearrange a space for him.

It could be as simple as changing some colors and textures, or it may involve going beyond simple rearrangement of furniture. Because scale also matters when you're furnishing for a man.

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The First American Furniture Maker

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:39:51 +00002014-05-31T22:39:51Z

If you ever read The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow then you are already familiar with the name of the first American furniture maker. It was John Alden.

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Why Veneers Are Not As Bad As They Are made Out To Be

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:33:44 +00002014-05-31T22:33:44Z

There is a strong prejudice against veneers. A reader recently asked if Kincaid still manufactured all wood furniture or had they also resorted to using veneers.

While Kincaid still makes all wood furniture, veneers are not necessarily bad. Look for well made furniture that uses quality veneers instead. Some of the woods used in veneering are exotic and expensive, and may not even be suitable for making whole pieces of furniture. But they are attractive as heck, and actually add value to a piece.

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Robots That Turn Into Furniture

Sat, 31 May 2014 22:09:30 +00002014-05-31T22:09:30Z

The future is here in the shape of Roombots. These are robots that turn themselves into furniture.

Not only that, this system of modular robots can assemble or reassemble themselves into various different types of furniture. You can have a full-size couch which can then break itself apart and reassemble itself into six dining chairs. How is that for flexibility?

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Ethan Allen Introduces Modern Masters Collection

Sat, 31 May 2014 17:32:39 +00002014-05-31T17:32:39Z

Imagine a lithograph by a legendary modern artist of the 20th century. Now imagine it on your own wall.

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Ethan Allen is bringing you such greats as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, Fernand Leger, and Joan Miro in its Modern Masters Collection. The virtual opening on ethanallen.com takes place at 7:00pm EST on June 1.

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Customer Service and the Buying Experience

Thu, 29 May 2014 22:59:06 +00002014-05-29T22:59:06Z

Anyone who has ever bought furniture knows that good customer service makes a tremendous difference in the whole buying experience. This is stating the obvious.

However, reading negative furniture reviews you will see that some businesses just don't pay attention. Very often the cause for complaint wasn't the furniture itself, but shoddy customer service. Buyers report problems with delivering the wrong product, questions that weren't answered, flat out rudeness, the list goes on and on.

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OW Lee Interactive Fire Pit Builder

Mon, 05 May 2014 11:26:30 +00002014-05-05T11:26:30Z

Fire pits are fun, and it's great when you get to order a fire pit in your choice of shape and finish. OW Lee has introduced an interactive online tool to help you visualize your next one more easily.

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SANUS Teams Up With International Association for Child Safety

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:13:22 +00002014-04-14T10:13:22Z

SANUS and the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) have teamed up to decrease incidents of TV tip-overs. SANUS manufactures TV mounts and the IAFCS is a worldwide network of child safety professionals.

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Expanding Accessories Collections From Rug Manufacturers

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:52:35 +00002014-04-10T01:52:35Z

Many rug manufacturers are showing their expanded home accessory collections at High Point.

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Surya has expanded its lighting collection taking it up to 150 different offerings. These lighting options offer a variety of styles from conventional to over-sized, and include floor, table, and task lamps in a wide array of styles, finishes, and materials as you can see above.

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New Academy Color Predictor App

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:04:30 +00002014-04-09T19:04:30Z

And now for something that is completely off topic, but cool, and also completely free. The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has developed a color app for the public, that is now available on iTunes.

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