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10 Steps to Take When Water Invades Your Home

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Unexpected flooding can be a costly and time consuming affair. Between damage to property and the threat of harmful mold, the experience can be overwhelming for any homeowner. After the water recedes, follow these steps to mitigate damage and put your house back in order. During flooding 1. When ...
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Refinishing vs. Replacing Cabinets

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Navigating the daunting kitchen remodel Remodeling a kitchen can be an overwhelming task filled with frequent second-guessing. One decision you won’t regret is choosing to refinish old cabinets instead of buying new ones. Here are 3 benefits of professional refinishing to consider during your ...
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3 Tips to Prevent Your Outdoor Furniture from Fading

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Summer sun and rain can wreak havoc on wood furniture, even when it is designed to remain outdoors. To help your furniture last and keep it looking great, follow these simple tips. 1. Apply a Protective Coating Every Season While most outdoor wood furniture is stained or painted, it is necessary ...
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4 Tips to Keep Your Upholstered Furniture Looking New

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Furniture is more than a place where you read a book or unwind in front of the television. It is also one of the largest investments you will make on the interior of your home. Follow these helpful tips to keep that investment looking great for years to come. 1. Vacuum Regularly While most ...
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Design Trends to Watch for In 2016

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The New Year brings the opportunity for a fresh start. Stay ahead of the curve when redesigning an interior space with these can’t miss styles. Texture contrasts Atmospheres that feel warm and relaxing are attracting more attention in 2016. Whether you’re redesigning a living room or office, ...
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Project of the Month

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Chris, Addison Eastlake Victorian patent platform rockers date back to the late 1800s. Charles Lock Eastlake was an architect who wanted to create a rocker with a simple design, that was good quality and reasonably priced. Platform rockers were popular in Victorian parlors, because they caused ...
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Make the Most Out of Small Spaces

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Do you have a small room? While small spaces can seem like a waste of square footage, creative planning can help give the illusion of space while revitalizing tiny areas. Follow these tips to make your small room more useful. Make Your Furniture Multi-Purposed In an ideal world, rooms would have a ...
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Project of the Month

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Kitchen transformationJC Wood was recently asked to help transform a kitchen in Chicago to give it a more modern look. Once we received approval from our customer on the perfect color selection for the cabinets, we were able to lightly sand the existing stain, and finish to JC Wood Stock White. The ...
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Dining Room Furniture Ideas

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Thinking of updating your dining room? Here are some ideas to consider to give that space a fresh new look. Small Round TablesDo you have a small dining or living area? No problem, you can still make the most out of that space! A round table is a smart choice for optimizing the amount of space ...
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Project of the Month

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Antique mahogany Brunswick pool table restorationJC Wood is always eager to take on new and challenging projects, so when we were contacted to restore a 120 year old antique mahogany pool table, we jumped at the opportunity. The pool table was manufactured in 1890 by Brunswick Billiards, one of the ...
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