Tips for Taking Care of Fine Wood Furniture

Written by Terry Weadock

Now that you have purchased some fine wood furniture, it is important to take proper care of it. With some basic care, your fine furniture can last for years, and stay just as beautiful asrepparttar day you bought it. Below are some tips on taking proper care of wood furniture. 1. Wood Furniture Care Proper care of wood furniture is essential if you want it to last. Keeping it out of direct sunlight will keeprepparttar 146537 wood finish from fading out. Even though many pieces of new wood furniture come with finishes that are resistant to sunlight, it is still possible for them to fade if exposed torepparttar 146538 sun for extended periods of time. You may wish to closerepparttar 146539 drapes or blinds in rooms containing this furniture during certain parts ofrepparttar 146540 day to keeprepparttar 146541 direct sunlight off. Keeping wood furniture dry is also essential. Ifrepparttar 146542 wood gets wet, it can causerepparttar 146543 finish to peel or fade, and can actually warprepparttar 146544 wood. Be sure to wipe up any spills as soon as you are able. Do not let them dry or you may end up with a permanent stain. Protectingrepparttar 146545 tops of wood furniture is essential to avoid scratches and dings. Using a tablecloth on a wood table is a great idea ifrepparttar 146546 table is used often. Besides accentingrepparttar 146547 look of your wood table, it will also protectrepparttar 146548 table surface. Never put hot pots or pans directly on a wood table top. Coasters, trivets, and hot pads can also be used to protect your table.

Ten Tips For Hiring A Contractor

Written by Steve Gillman

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


A very smart attorney I know paid $7,000 for a roof repair, only to haverepparttar 146536 roof leakrepparttar 146537 next time it rained. The contractor stalled, made excuses, but never did a thing about it. Anyone can have these kinds of problems when having repairs or improvements done, but to make it less likely, avoidrepparttar 146538 folowing mistakes when hiring a contractor.

1. Not knowing what you want. If you don't know what you want, you might not like what you get. Also, if you change your mind and changerepparttar 146539 job halfway through,repparttar 146540 contract - and price - have changed (Hint: it won't get cheaper). Know clearly what you want done.

2. Not getting everything in writing. You don't want to hear, "I didn't say I was going to includerepparttar 146541 gutters."

3. Not having dates inrepparttar 146542 contract. Did you want it finished this year? You better have it inrepparttar 146543 contract.

4. Paying too much up front. A deposit may be a reasonable request whenrepparttar 146544 contract is signed, and money for materials prior torepparttar 146545 start date. Never pay in full beforerepparttar 146546 job is finished.

5. Hiring unlicensed contractors. Actually, this can be okay, if you know what you are doing (and he does). The license doesn't mean you get expertise, but it does mean you get leverage. A contractor will right his wrongs to avoid losing that license. 6. Hiringrepparttar 146547 first one inrepparttar 146548 phone book. Ask friends who had work done, orrepparttar 146549 owner of a hardware store. Find a recommendation based on a similar job to yours.

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