If you want to create an incredible focal point in any room, there is nothing quite like customizing your own unfinished wood furniture masterpiece. High quality, solid wood furniture can complement any home décor plan. Warm, stylish, and with a feel of solidity, finishing the perfect piece of unfinished wood furniture can complete a room. It is also something you will be proud to enjoy and can become an heirloom to be enjoyed for generations.

There are four main reasons for considering unfinished wood furniture when you are ready to furnish or redecorate your home. Each is a major factor in the decision making process and should be evaluated closely when comparing unfinished wood furniture against other types of furniture.

International Concepts Unfinished 3 Door Buffet and Hutch SetCost – Unfinished furniture can cost less than half the price of furniture that is already finished. The trade off here is you have to be willing to invest some sweat equity into finishing the piece. However, this often results in the finished product being worth far more than its mass produced counterpart because of the custom finish and finishing touches. In addition, the finished piece becomes priceless to the owner.

Versatility – A piece of unfinished furniture is like a blank canvas; there is no limit to the multitude of shades with which to stain it, or paint to color it for the perfect match for a room’s décor. A creative artist can add custom stencils, elaborate scrollwork or trim, or hand painted borders that really make the piece “pop” in a room. For the romantic, leave a personal message on the back for future generations.

Durability – It is hard to beat the durability of solid wood furniture. Unlike other materials, wood furniture gains character with use and time. Each nick or scratch can be accepted as a part of the piece’s history or can easily be repaired. Some designers purposely distress furniture to give it an antiqued look during their creative process. Distressed furniture is often the perfect solution in children’s rooms since they can be rough on their surroundings.

Personal Legacy – Working with unfinished furniture is a labor of love, and it is from that that you infuse a part of yourself into your creation. Your bond with it can last a lifetime, and its legacy can become a story told to your children’s children.

In summary, it is hard to go wrong with unfinished wood furniture. It is reasonably priced and solid wood furniture that can last a lifetime or more. You can achieve amazing results with it if you have a creative side, and it also looks great with a simple stain. Be sure to check out the items in our market and throughout the site. You just might find the perfect item for generations of your family to enjoy.

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Are you taking your old furniture out and exchanging it for some antique furniture? Antique pine furniture is the choice of many people because of the qualities that it has. Pine brings a beautiful look to any home and is often more affordable than other types of wood such as oak and cedar. If you have looked all over and cannot find a place to purchase your antique wood furniture from there are a couple of places that you may want to try, but one in particular will provide you with the best deal and most convenience.

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One place that you might try to find antique furniture is at an antique mall or flea market. There are several antique stores that sell furniture that you can put in your home. Some of these shops are consignment stores which means that they are selling furniture that other people have brought in, and the person selling the furniture is paid when the furniture is purchased. These places are usually a little more expensive to purchase from since the furniture is most likely collector’s items.

Another place that you can look to find the antique pine furniture that you want to put in your home is on the internet. There are several online furniture stores that will be able to provide you with the convenience of point and click shopping from your own home.

Antique Pine Furniture - 2 Door Dresser

This means no more waiting for someone to assist you or give you more information about a piece of furniture. You will be able to get all of the information you need about a particular antique furniture item by reading about it on the website that you visit. You will also be able to get a lower price and a better deal than you will from the antique mall and shops in your area. Shopping online is a sure way to find what you are looking for at a price that you want to pay when it comes to pine furniture.

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Unfinished wood furniture is versatile, affordable, and sturdy. To truly meet your own unique style, however, you may want to apply a stain that will match your décor and you think it will improve the wood. There are a few considerations that you may wish to explore before beginning your project. By following these tips you will be able to complete your project and ensure your furniture fits seamlessly into your collection.

One of your first steps is find a stain color that will complement your piece. If you would like the wood’s grain to show through, choose a clear stain. If you’d like to cover the grain and create a piece with a specific tint or color, choose an opaque, colored stain. In addition, keep in mind that colors look different depending on the light source. Always paint a sample of your stain on the surface to which it will be applied (such as the bottom of the chair) and evaluate it under sunlight. Remember that you will still need to seal the wood, or “finish” it, with varnish, shellac, or polish to protect the wood after staining; a stain will not protect it alone.

When you have picked out the stain that you want to use on your unfinished wood furniture, find a place in which it is suitable to work. Choose a location that is large enough to accommodate the furniture as well as an area that has plenty of ventilation and out of direct sunlight. The fumes from the stain are strong, and the stain is certain to leave a permanent mark on anything it touches. A drop cloth and gloves are essential.

Apply an oil-based stain with a clean brush, keeping the stain flowing along the grain of the wood. Let it set for about 15 minutes, until the surface appears dull, then wipe off the excess with a clean, damp cloth using firm strokes. To prevent drip marks, turn the piece of furniture so that the painted surface is always horizontal. If that isn’t practical due to the size of the piece, start at the bottom and work up. Always brush quickly, making sure to apply the stain evenly over the entire surface. Allow to dry for 24 hours, and repeat the procedure if you’d like a darker color.

Water-based stains are applied similarly to the previous description, but wipe off the excess immediately since the intensity of the color is determined by the length of time the excess is left on the wood.
Staining unfinished wood furniture can greatly beautify its appearance by hiding imperfections or highlighting an interesting grain. Preparation takes time, but it will be worth it when you can admire the piece you created in the years to come.

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