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Woodipedia: Maple Is a Marvel Around the House
A heavy hardwood with lots of potential, maple appeals to modern sensibilities and won't break your budget
"potential, maple appeals to modern sensibilities and won't break your budget... choose maple for furniture, cabinetry, flooring or paneling? "It's strong, it's durable... structure, maple is heavy. For furniture, this means it stays in place. For doors, it... makes maple much more resistant than other woods to dings, dents and scratches. "It's... tell from maple and is much softer than hard maple. A hard maple floor I put in a bathroom..."
Great Design Plant: Coral Bark Japanese Maple, a Winter Standout
Go for garden gusto during the chilly season with the fiery red stems of this unusual Japanese maple
"Japanese maple. With fiery red stems that stand out in the winter landscape, this variety... plan I finished up early this morning. One of my top 3 Japanese Maples. Thanks for... Coral Bark Maple in my front yard which I treasure year round! Happy Holidays! Great... Japanese Maple Charlotte! One of my Favorite!! I love these trees!! Do they do well... Japanese maples available, but coral bark Japanese maple is a standout that can take..."
How to Mix Wood Furniture Finishes
Furniture doesn't need to match to look good; add character and charm to your home with mismatched — but complementary — tones
"different finishes together in the same room?" Let's say you have accumulated light maple... maple furniture, but now you lean toward dark rich cherry pieces. Or maybe you own... about a maple cofee table and maybe maple end table in a room with a lot of cherry... in the maple could look nice. Personally, I would probably go with something more... thing maple could be very nice. I have a ten foot 19th Century Monastery table from..."
Finish Rooms the Elegant Way With Marquetry Furniture
Go all-out fancy or subtly refined. With endless inlaid patterns to choose from, the level of artistry is up to you
Pro Finishing Secret: Aniline Dye for Wood
Deeper and richer than any stain, aniline dye gives wood stunningly deep color and a long-lasting finish
"comes to finishing cabinetry, woodwork and furniture, most people think of three basic... on the maple counter of my island. Maple is hard to stain and the aniline worked perfectly... aniline dye finish different from the ceruse finish? The look is very similar in online... ceruse finish is a type of overlay finish similar to pickling where by it has a white... a dark finish is that if they get chipped the natural wood shows thru, I'm guessing..."
3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely
Lost your way in the field of options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track
"cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track... ng on finishes is one of the most challenging parts of a remodel — particularly a... materials and finishes. "There are as many rules as there are clients and designers, or even... We're just finishing up our renovation, went with maple cabinets stained caramel (lighter... steel finish appliances. Surely there must be some. :) Mrsben: I too wanted to..."
Here It Is! See Our Finished Kitchen Sweepstakes Makeover
This lucky New Jersey homeowner got improved storage, upgraded finishes and a better layout to accommodate his family of 6
5 Finishes Pets and Kids Can’t Destroy — and 5 to Avoid
Save your sanity and your decorating budget by choosing materials and surfaces that can stand up to abuse
"selecting finishes that survive pet- and child-related wear and tear.... glossy finished maple in a medium to dark stain. The lighter finish definitely hid... grade finishes (such as the UltraViolet Ray ceramic fortified finish. Very resistant... Matt finishes with some sort of "scraping" or wire finish changes the maintenance... quality finish that can't even sit under cabinetry, making it less seamless, makes... grade finish! We have hair issues with our dog, it is everywhere and when I go out..."
7 Finishing Touches for a Thoughtful Front Yard
"important finishing touches, it may fall flat. That goes for the outside of your house... thoughtful, finished front yard that says, "Welcome."... bowl when finished. We now always dump the water bowl and store upside down. Then we... Japanese maple - I'm sure there's lots more, mostly flowering. I made a sculpture for... different finishes and styles to suit many styles. You could even spell out the numbers..."
Two-Tone Cabinet Finishes Double Kitchen Style
Love 'em or not, two-tone kitchen cabinet treatments are still going strong. Try these strategies to change up the look of your space
"cabinet finishes will be with us for a long time — and there's no reason to ditch them... the blue finish. WOW! I LUV the creativity with "toned" kitchens...who wants a boring... multi-toned finishes. I've noticed that all the two-tone kitchens look much better when... natural maple uppers and island. Am going with a slab door all around, for a contemporary... match finishes, Lisa. Agreed, when done right, two-tone cabinetry can definitely..."
The Finishing Touch: Trimwork
Finishing Touches: Pro Tricks for Installing Fixtures in Your Tile
Cracked tile, broken drill bits and sloppy-looking fixture installations? Not when you follow these pro tips
Bar Stools: What Style, What Finish, What Size?
Your Floor: An Introduction to Solid-Plank Wood Floors
"birds eye maple floors. The oak & maple lasted just fine. The pine showed every mark... compliment the maple that's already there? We can't replace the maple right now. @pooja_suri... water-based finishes before I resealed my douglas fir floor - the water is far less orange... dark maple....be curious to see what it does over the years with color. We used... engineered maple (w/ 1/4 woodtop) stained in a walnut matte, so I'm looking forward to..."
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