If you’re investing in quality, handmade, heirloom furniture, it’s helpful to know what to look for to make sure you’re getting what you pay for. One important way to spot quality craftsmanship in furniture is to look at the way its joints are constructed. Here are some common forms of wood joinery, from weakest to strongest. (You can see images of these and other types of joinery by clicking here.)

Butt joints are the most common and weakest form of wood joinery. A butt joint is made by fitting the end of one board flat against the other, forming an “L” or “T” shape. This type of construction doesn’t allow much space for glue, which means that the piece can easily be pulled apart and will break quickly, even under normal wear and tear.

You’ve probably put a lot of thought and care into choosing the furniture for your home, but did you know that choosing area rugs is also important? Area rugs can change the entire look of a room, and it’s fun to play with different colors, textures, and styles. Here are five things to think about when choosing area rugs for your home:

Placing furniture in rooms that aren’t a traditional square doesn’t have to be a struggle — in fact, that’s when you can really let your creativity shine through! If you have a room or two that’s oddly shaped, we’ve got some furniture placement ideas to help you think outside the (pun intended) box. 

While we absolutely love the furnishings we provide for your home, we also have a passion for the pieces that go into your office and workspace also. 

In 1737, twenty families would step off of the planks of the ship that would deliver them into the new world of North America from the shores of the Netherlands. By 1770, a total of 100 Amish families would make the long voyage.