Scott Parker

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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 although it is a challenge. 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 …

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10 Surprisingly Great Reasons to Restore your Old Windows instead of Spending Money on New Ones.

1. Primarily, because your windows fit your house.  Quirky as they might be your older windows fit your house. Homeowners and construction companies take care to match the weight and style of window to the building, the trim, etc. They have expanded and contracted with the seasons. With proper weather stripping they can be made …

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Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker

Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker A reader stated interest in making a SketchUp model of a very comfortable family rocker. (The original rocker was made in the early 1900’s by the Northwest Chair Co in Tacoma, WA.) The reader assembled a SketchUp file, but ran into difficulty with all the component angles and how …

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How to Refinish Furniture

This article is a republish of an article on the web site: Is Grandma’s hand-me-down china hutch looking a little worse for wear? How about that coffee table the kids just can’t seem to remember not to put their sippy-cups on? Instead of just tossing out those favorite furniture pieces that are showing their …

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A Study of Furniture Elements For Smaller Bedrooms

When we enter any bedroom the first thing we notice is the furniture. All humans always see interiors and all decorating ideas that are executed in “elevation”. This means we always see the face of the furniture. Every object in the bedroom large or small has a direct relation to dimensions of the human body. …

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