• Oriental Rugs & Carpets
  • Interested in Oriental rugs and carpets? Here’s an excellent resource

    Oriental silk rugs (and their cousins, Persian rugs) are simply gorgeous. They allude to a certain tasteful style which is both exotic and luxurious, yet at the same time classic and timeless all at once. Open any magazine with interior photos and there is probably at least one image in there with (what else, of […]

  • Antique Restorations
  • Wood furniture polishes and wood furniture care

    We carry two main brands of wax polish for furniture. Both are hard wax polishes. Golden Rooster is domestic brand which seems to be partnered with Kiwi. While this works fine, there is chemical smell to the wax which I personally find undesirable. It relatively inexpensive. Harrell’s Traditional Wax Furniture Polish contains beeswax and is […]

  • Antique Restorations
  • Useful Tips and Hints for cleaning and repairing antiques

    The antique advertiser.com website has a great page of tips called Antique Alchemy which have been compiled from various reader feedback and other web sources.  Its a great little resource which I though I might reprint for you here. As they mentioned on their page – these tips are all use at your own risk! […]

  • Furniture Design & Construction
  • From design to finished product – manufacturing your home decor product in asia

    If you are designer or retailer of lighting, accessories or other home decor items and have designs you are considering producing over in this part of the world, there is a worthwhile post on our other furniture industry blog called “Design Phase: The initial steps to manufacturing your home decor products in Asia.”

  • Antique Restorations
  • Wood Finishing Articles & Information

    Here is some great collection of articles I found on wood finish supply.com’s website about lacquers & wood finishing. Its quite technical and really intended for woodworkers and the like but if thats you, then this is a good resource. Here is a sample of some of the articals: The Atanomy of A Wood Finish […]