Ben Hoops

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Love caning? The aesthetic you didn’t know you needed.

You’ve probably seen caning before and didn’t know it. It adds a beautiful aesthetic to the home. These are detailed instructions if you ever wanted a nice DYI project for your own chair. Information from: Chair Caning Instructions | How-to Cane Chairs by Hand ( CHAIR CANING INSTRUCTIONS–HOW-TO WEAVE A LACE CANE SEAT You’ve probably …

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How Much Do You Love Your Guitar?

A Personal Story of Old Wood Restoration – UPDATED UPDATE: After I posted this piece I shared it on a couple of Facebook guitar groups.  On the Parlor Acoustic Guitar Lovers Group one of the members, Mario Burgani, suggested that in fact the guitar might be Italian, made in Catania in Sicily.  I’ve done some searching …

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How to Identify Different Types of Wood in Antique Furniture

Furniture-makers choose different types of woods to be used in furniture for their various qualities.  With a myriad of ways to cut and stain wood, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the type of wood used in antique furniture and trace it to a specific period.  There are additional variations within each wood type, …

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top 10 reasons to restore old windows

Top Ten Reasons to Restore or Repair Windows Windows can make your house brighter. Professionals who do vinyl windows installation like the cincinnati window installation services can add windows to your home and create a new look. 1. Because your windows fit your house. Quirky as they might be, your older windows fit your house. …

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antique farm tables

When looking around for that perfect piece to complete your décor, you may have to leave the retails stores behind. Though most rooms can be completed by careful shopping both online and off, there are times when you need something special that you simple cannot seem to find. This is when you need to find …

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Finding the Value of Antique Furniture

The process of incorporating an antique furniture value lookup isn’t quite as straightforward as you may think. There are so many older furnishings that border on the realm of artwork. There are also many pieces that hold little more than sentimental value to the owner. While you may want to find the worth of a …

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Cast Iron Furniture – Why?

This a reprint from a article I found with some good information about cast iron furniture. Cast iron furniture adds a new element of beauty to anyone’s patio and garden. There is nothing like the exclusive state of the art process in manufacturing furniture that is cast iron. A beautiful patio adds grace and beauty …

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