But, at all events, one thing we have in our power — the doing without machine ornament and cast-iron work. All the stamped metals, and artificial stones, and imitation woods and bronzes, over the invention of which we hear daily exultation — all the short, and cheap, and easy ways of doing that whose difficulty is its honour — are just so many new obstacles in our already encumbered road. They will not make one of us happier or wiser — they will extend neither the pride of judgment nor the privilege of enjoyment. They will only make us shallower in our understandings, colder in our hearts, and feebler in our wits. And most justly. For we are not sent into this world to do any thing into which we cannot put our hearts. We have certain work to do for our bread, and that is to be done strenuously; other work to do for our delight, and that is to be done heartily: neither is to be done by halves and shifts, but with a will; and what is not worth this effort is not to be done at all. ~John Ruskin, "The Lamp of Life," The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849
Thursday, 14 July 2016
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Monday, 30 May 2016
There are 115 species of maple. Only 5 commercially important species grow in the U.S. Two of the five are hard rock maple and sugar maple. Maple is so hard and resistant to shocks that it is often used for bowling alley floors. Its diffuse evenly sized pores give the wood a fine texture and even grain. Maple that has a curly grain is often used for violin backs (the pattern formed is known as fiddleback figure). Burls, leaf figure, and birds-eye figures found in maple are used extensively for veneers. The Birds eye figure in maple is said to be the result of stunted growth and is quite rare.
Maple is used extensively for American colonial furniture, especially in medium and lower priced categories.It can also be stained to simulate cherry wood, which it resembles.
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Wednesday, 11 May 2016
There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.
Properties: Ash is a hard, heavy, ring porous hardwood. It has a prominent grain that resembles oak, and a white to light brown color. Ash can be differentiated from hickory (pecan) which it also resembles, by white dots in the darker summerwood which can be seen with the naked eye. Ash burls have a twisted, interwoven figure.Ash is widely used for structural frames and steam bent furniture pieces. It is often less expensive than comparable hardwoods.
Posted by Unknown at 07:36
Thursday, 5 May 2016
One of the most famous warships in the world under Admiral Lord Nelsons
command at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 ensured HMS Victory’s place in the history books.
We know the oak forests of Britain were harvested to build the fleet that ensure Britannia ruled
the waves in the Napoleonic wars. ‘Hearts of oak’ the Royal Navy anthem still further assured the
legendary status of oak in the minds of British seafarers. But did you know that the keel is made
of English elm? Elm was probably chosen for its durability when wet and its resistant to splitting.
The keel is the major part of the ship, which ties together the upright frames, the stem and stern post.
Posted by Unknown at 07:25
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
The Top Benefits of Floor Sanding of Hardwood Floor
1.Having wooden floor in your house just means relatively lesser amount of expenses and maintenance.
However, you would have to do something called floor sanding periodically in order to ensure that the wooden floor remains sleek and level. There're a lot of advantages of this technique, affecting both functions and beauty of the floor.
2.The aesthetical benefits of floor sanding make the wooden floor appear newer and smoother.
This is as the method scraps off the old layer at the top and brings forth the new layer from below.
And, the new layer is capable of soaking up stains and looks fresh for a long time, until the procedure
needs to be repeated the next time.
3.The wooden flooring in your house is always getting treated with wear and tear including scratches and also stains. Even though stains could be borne for a certain period of time, but if there're dents and scratches you have to get the floor sanded. Using this procedure it would be possible to keep it clean.
4.Along with enhancing the appearance of the floor, sanding would also freshen up the entire room.
This also involves improving the lighting in the room. Light gets spread correctly, while the ambience of the entire room improves. And, good ambience in your rooms would always help you in feeling good.
5.The advantages of floor sanding also extend to several practical aspects. This technique
of maintenance also enables you to varnish or stain the newly formed top of the floor. The surface
can be stained correctly so that it may bear the regular wear and tear. The procedure also makes the floor even.Therefore, you can set the furniture and other accessories safely around the room.
Posted by Unknown at 08:05
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
TOP 10 HARDEST WOODS
1. Quebracho - From the Spanish “quebrar hacha,” which literally means
“axe breaker.” Aptly named, wood in the Schinopsis genus is among the
heaviest and hardest in the world.
2. Lignum Vitae -Widely accepted as the hardest wood in the world–this
wood has been listed as an endangered species and is listed in CITES.
Consider Verawood as a very close substitute.
3. Gidgee - This Australian endemic is both very heavy and very strong.
Some pieces are dark enough to be used as an ebony substitute: one that’s
even harder than the original article.
4. Snakewood - It’s easy to see what makes Snakewood so unique–its patterns
and markings resemble the skin of a snake. Limited supply and high demand
make this one of the most expensive woods on eart.
5. Verawood - Sometimes called Argentine Lignum Vitae, this wood is a gem:
inexpensive, great olive-green color, beautiful feathery grain pattern, and
it takes a great natural polish on the lathe.
6. Camelthorn - Formerly classified as a member of the Acacia genus, this
south African hardwood is a tough customer. The wood is stubbornly hard,
and the tree is protected by giant sharp thorns.
7. African Blackwood - In some parts of the world, this wood has achieved
an almost legendary status. Historical evidence points to this wood
(rather than Diospyros spp.) being the original “ebony.”
8. Black Ironwood - Pieces are very seldom seen for sale, as this tree is
too small to produce commercially viable lumber. Like the unrelated
Desert Ironwood, Black Ironwood is an excellent choice for small
9. Katalox / Wamara - Some pieces can be just about a dark as true ebony,
while others are a more reddish brown with black streaks. So much depth
in the Swartzia genus, there’s something for everyone!
10. Cebil- Also known as Curupay or by the exaggerated name Patagonian
Rosewood, Cebil is not a true rosewood. It has a highly variable streaked
appearance not too unlike Goncalo Alves.
Posted by Unknown at 07:27
Friday, 15 April 2016
PINE-Pine is a softwood which grows in most areas of the Northern Hemisphere. There are more than 100 species worldwide.
ASH-There are 16 species of ash which grow in the eastern United States. Of these, the white ash is the largest and most commercially important.
HICKORY-There are 15 species of hickory in the eastern United States, eight of which are commercially important.
BEECH-The American beech is a single species which grows in the eastern half of the United States.
BIRCH-There are many species of birch. The yellow birch is the most commercially important. European birch is fine grained, rare and expensive.
Posted by Unknown at 06:55
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
1.Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor
2.Do not use hard casters on any furniture directly on your hardwood floor
3.Do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor
4.Do not pour cleaning product directly on floor
5.Do not wait too long between refinish projects
6.Do not wear high heel shoes on wood floors
7.Do not leave the legs of your furniture unprotected
8.Do not drag furniture or heavy appliances over your hardwood floors
9.Do not let your dog’s nails remain untrimmed
10.Do not allow any stains remain untreated !
Posted by Unknown at 07:51
Thursday, 17 March 2016
-Prep your floor for cleaning by sweeping or dust-mopping to get rid of large particles of dirt and debris.
-Use a pH neutral cleaner that will be gentle on your hardwood floors.
-Use a fine spray mist to clean your floor in sections. Avoid putting too much liquid on your floors.
-Use a microfiber mop to clean. Traditional mops can work, but they can leave excess water on your floors.
-Skip using white vinegar and water to clean your floors. Using a specially formulated hardwood floor care cleaner is a smart way to maintain the beauty and look of your floors.
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Tuesday, 15 March 2016
- You can book a consultation for FREE with some expert of our firm
- we work even weekends 24/7
- we also work with new machines with 99% dust free sanding
- we guarantee your satisfaction !
- You can get a free sanding quote from our webpage
Posted by Unknown at 08:48
Saturday, 12 March 2016
1.Light reflection improvement
2.Less dust collecting
3.Better foot traffic handling
4.Great smooth feeling
5.Shiny and sparkling appearance
7.More welcoming atmosphere
9.Affecting good on functions
10.Protection from future harm
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Monday, 22 February 2016
2.FREE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS
3.COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTAL
4.ALL WORKS GUARANTEED AND INSURED
5.FREE QUOTATION SERVICE
6.BEST EXPERTS WITH EXPERIENCE
7.ONLY HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS
8.99% DUST FREE SANDING TECHNIQUE
9.ECO- FRIENDLY AND PET FRIENDLY MATERIALS
10.RESULTS WHICH SPEAK LOUD FOR OUR QUALITY LEVEL
Posted by Unknown at 07:58
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Floor Sanding Maidenhead
If the price quoted seems reasonable, We will then visit your home to look at the floor and discuss your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the project.
We will then send you a written estimate or email you an estimate for the work.
If you would like to go ahead We will give you a date on which We will hope to start your room. We do not charge for my estimates or advice.
If you have a floor in need of some care and attention, please contact us for a no-obligation quote.
Posted by Unknown at 23:53