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Aging-in-Place Remodeling Ideas Using Natural Wood

January 19, 2021 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Multigenerational living has started to make a return to popularity in Utah, largely due to necessity. Surging costs of college education combined with stagnant low wages makes it difficult (if not impossible) for many young adults to find a place of their own to live, while elderly people are also finding it more worth their while to move in with their children than to fork out the exorbitant costs associated with senior living facilities. So, if you’re preparing to remodel your home to make it more suitable for multigenerational living, you might wonder what features or ideas you should implement... View Article

How to Spot Termites in Wood to Be Used for Furniture

December 14, 2020 11:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Termites could be in your home right now without your even realizing it. By the time you discover a termite infestation, those little critters have long been feasting on your antique wooden armchair. Every homeowner in Utah should learn how to spot termites in furniture because they pose the greatest risk to interior designs constructed with wooden materials. Keep an eye open for these signs of termites in wood furniture, and call an exterminator as soon as possible. Wet spots near a colony Termites love dark environments with plenty of moisture. You’ll know these insects have moved into your home... View Article

Furniture Ideas Made from Recycled Natural Wood

November 30, 2020 11:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to upcycling, your imagination’s the limit for what furniture can be made from natural wood. Aspiring woodworkers in Utah can build natural wood furniture with scraps that have long been abandoned by other people. Here are some ideas for transforming junkyard or thrift shop finds into a masterpiece you’ll cherish forever. Wooden pallet coffee tables One easy way to give wooden pallets renewed life is by transforming them into coffee tables. Pallets are frequently used for carrying goods in storage rooms and warehouses. When they’re taken out of commission, see if you can get your hands on... View Article

Five Tips for Preserving Wood This Winter

October 9, 2020 10:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fall is here, and now is the time you take pride in the finished projects and make plans for the unfinished ones. This often means considering ways of storing wood this winter so your materials remain intact for you to address new projects next year. However, despite the skills developed by woodworkers, many customers do not necessarily know how to store wood for the winter in Utah. If you see yourself in this scenario, here are five tips for winter wood storage: Bring inside: If your logs are seasoned, bring them inside to a shop or garage. This is a... View Article

What’s the Most Expensive Wood in the World?

September 25, 2020 10:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you look at what types of wood are the most expensive, you will likely find that they’re unique, decorative, slow-growing and even endangered. These types of wood are not for fencing or floors in Utah, but figure prominently in musical instruments, fine furniture and decorative art. Here are five species that rank among the most expensive wood in the world: Sandalwood: Chances are, when you think of sandalwood, you immediately think of essential oils. Its rich scent is enjoyed in candles, soaps, incense and perfumes. However, it is also an excellent craft wood. The heartwood is valued for furniture... View Article