Tips for Taking Care of Fine Wood Furniture

Written by Terry Weadock

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Avoid using any type of cover that has a rubber or vinyl backing on it. These materials have chemicals in them that can permanently ruinrepparttar wood finish. 2. Wood Furniture Cleaning Dust your wood furniture often to keeprepparttar 146537 surfaces shiny and bright. Always use a soft cloth to keep from scratchingrepparttar 146538 wood. When dusting, always dust withrepparttar 146539 grain ofrepparttar 146540 wood. If your furniture gets dirty, try cleaning it with a soft cloth soaked in warm water. If this does not work, try using a mild soap and water solution on your cloth, and try it again. When done cleaning with soapy water, use a different cloth soaked in warm water (no soap) to removerepparttar 146541 extra soap residue. When done, wipe down with a dry cloth to remove any extra moisture. Scratches and dings can sometimes be removed with furniture touch-up products that can be purchased at fine furniture stores, or at hardware stores. Try to avoid over polishing wood furniture. This can result in a wax build-up which will dullrepparttar 146542 shine of your wood. 3. Wood Furniture Storage Wood is susceptible to damage from humidity. Thus, damage can occur if your furniture is stored in a place with too much humidity, or too little humidty. Basements are generally fairly damp, so if you plan on storing your fine furniture inrepparttar 146543 basement be sure to get a dehumidifier. You should also coverrepparttar 146544 furniture with cloths to prevent a build-up of dust.

Terry Weadock is the site manager for , an online furniture retailer.

Ten Tips For Hiring A Contractor

Written by Steve Gillman

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7. Thinking there will be no problems. Weather delays, employees quitting, and more will happen. Having problems is okay, but it's not okay ifrepparttar contractor can't work outrepparttar 146536 issues to your satisfaction.

8. Expecting neatness. Believe it or not, it is sometimes efficient to leave things laying where they'll next be used. There will be messes, so prepare accordingly. Cover things if it will be a dusty job, for example. Also be clear inrepparttar 146537 contract thatrepparttar 146538 jobsite will be cleaned up atrepparttar 146539 end ofrepparttar 146540 job.

9. Not having penalties inrepparttar 146541 contract. This is important on large jobs. It's one thing to say "Work to be completed by May 2nd," but better to add, "$100 per day to be deducted fromrepparttar 146542 contract price for each dayrepparttar 146543 job is unfinished beyond May 2nd." That's what I call a motivational clause.

10. Thinking contracts will prevent problems. They help, but unreasonable people on either side of a contract can ignore them, or use "literal readings" to make things even worse. Find someone you can work with, and keep your eyes open.


First in iran, but nowrepparttar 146544 whole world is crazy about carpets and rugs of all sorts, some using them as makeshift beds too.

Steve Gillman has invested in real estate for years. To learn more, and to see a photo of a beautiful house he and his wife bought for $17,500, visit

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