Wood Maintenance These useful tips will help keep fine wood furniture looking good for years. Caring for Wood Furniture Polish wood furniture with the Peace of Mind polish at least four times a year to keep it moisturized and protected. Regular dusting with a soft cloth is recommended. Paper towels have a rough surface and can scratch wood surfaces. Surface scratches, burns and water marks are preventable. Using coasters, placemats, and table cloths will help protect wood finishes. A quality heat-resistant table pad is recommended. Apply protective felt pads to the feet of decorative objects and electronic equipment to prevent scratching and sticking. If a fifth center support leg is included with a new dresser, be sure that it is screwed in place to maintain structural integrity. Beds should be disassembled before moving. Lifting one side of the bed or dragging the bed to move it can break the rails, and/or the headboard and footboard. Understanding the Appearance of Wood Furniture Because wood is a natural product, color and grain variations, along with the appearance of natural characteristics is to be expected. Manufacturers often take great care to add "distressing" to a new piece of wood furniture. Common distressing techniques include filing down edges, adding nicks and holes to a surface, and rubbing paint finishes. Distressing lends a time- worn, aged look and great character to the piece. Often overlooked in the store, it's an intentional extra step taken to enhance the overall appearance. Color Change in Wood Exposure to natural light can cause wood surfaces to change color. Cherry will become noticeably darker; natural maple and birch will acquire a yellow patina. Some wood surfaces can fade in direct sunlight. If fading is a concern, covering the surface can help protect wood finishes. Tables and table leaves are an example of when color difference is most noticeable. If leaves are stored most of the year, and then inserted for holiday gatherings, it can be expected that the color of the table and the leaves will be different, taking into consideration that the table has been exposed to more light than the leaves. Odors: The "New Smell" of Wood Most new furniture often has an odor. The odor is not harmful, and will dissipate in a short amount of time. Air out the room by opening doors and windows if possible to reduce the smell of the new furniture. Using dryer sheets, or coffee grinds in an open container, near the furniture can help neutralize any odors. Expansion and Contraction: Wood Furniture on the Move! Wood furniture constantly reacts to the humidity level in the environment. Increased humidity causes wood to expand; colder drier air causes wood to contract. In humid months, drawers might "stick" and open with resistance. During dry winter weather, wood contracts. Consequently, furniture can show gaps, especially where a table leaf fits into a table top, or around dresser drawers. Both of these issues are temporary. When moisture levels in the home stabilize, wood furniture will return to its regular appearance and performance. Leveling and Tightening Components As a house "settles", floors in the home can become uneven. This is mostly noticeable in hard surface flooring, like wood or tile. Armoires, TV cabinets and other wood furniture often have built-in leveling systems to help furniture stand securely. Look for leveling instructions that are included with the furniture, or call Jordan's Customer Service Department (1-866-8-JORDANS) for assistance. Leveling procedures booklet With use, chair legs can loosen. Periodic tightening of the hardware will help keep chairs level. Table Leaves Unless a dining table has a fifth center support leg, leaving table leaves in place for long periods of time can cause the table to sag in the middle. When not in use, table leaves should be wrapped in a soft cloth or in a specially designed storage bag and stored horizontally. Storing leaves face down and flat in a protected area, such as under a bed, is recommended.
By now, you know about the many benefits of indoor plants – they help purify the air, reduce stress and background noise, and improve your mood, in addition to being naturally beautiful. You can also add life to your space with other naturally occurring items like coral, seashells, petrified wood, geodes, plus textured fibers like macramé, abaca, jute, grasscloth and sisal. Adding these natural elements brings earthy textures to your décor, and increases the tranquility of your space. You can use these elements in subtle or big ways, and they work especially well in casual, boho-inspired interiors. Fish tanks and fountains optional.   Natural Found Collections || You can easily add natural beauty to your home by gathering your seashell or beach rock collection, putting it in a woven basket, and placing it next to a group of plants. A branch of coral is another classic touch, often displayed atop glass coffee tables or on book shelves. Other shore items like starfish, sea urchins and sea glass are inexpensive, readily available collectibles that can be gathered in groups or scattered randomly to charming rustic effect.   Furniture & Rugs || There are plenty of ways to use natural elements to make a bigger impact. In addition to natural wicker, rattan or rope accent furniture, you can complete a seating group with an eye-catching geode-topped accent table or tree stump table that's anything but cookie cutter. Each one will feature unique variations in color, pattern and shape. Ground your space, inside or out, with an environmentally-friendly natural fiber area rug that's both resilient and easy to coordinate with most design schemes. Accent Pieces || Geodes in their organic form can be striking, and appear in many gorgeous colors, including purple, blue, pink and green. Arrange them inside an open clam shell for an artful presentation. The aforementioned coral makes a great decorative accent, maybe on a tray with other objects or under a glass cloche. A natural woven sunburst mirror adds coastal charm when placed above your dresser, or use it to embellish a bare wall in an entranceway. Finally, if natural elements aren't your favorite décor go-tos, framed botanical prints work especially well in a formal grouping on your wall.
Your bedroom is your sanctuary. A great way to make it a cozy place of luxury is with an upholstered bed, and with so many choices there is sure to be one that fits your space and style. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a plush place to rest your back without having to arrange the pillows to get comfy? And since it’s a statement piece it doesn’t necessarily have to match the dresser and nightstand, which gives you the flexibility to get creative with your room design. Some say this is a trend, but we say cozy luxury never goes out of style.
In general, the definition of a tableau (derived from the French) is an artistic grouping, stage presentation or scene. As it relates to your home's interior, you probably picture a beautiful tabletop. It can be anything from a stack of books on an end table with a vase of flowers perched on top, to an elaborate grouping of treasured objects spread across a fireplace mantel or console. Think of a tableau as a calling card or preview of the rest of your home that expresses your personal style in a dramatic, fun and artistic way. It can be purely decorative or a combination of decorative and useable objects. Show Off a Collection || Not sure what to do with your growing collection of vintage pottery? Arrange a group at the end of a credenza or on top of your kitchen cabinets. To make the tableau more eye-catching, play with scale and color. Place tall and narrow pieces next to stout ones, and if the items are color coordinated - say blue and white, or green, yellow and chartreuse - your grouping will be more striking. If you have an abundance of framed photos, place them together on top of a dresser with a lamp, arranging them by descending size, so 8"x10" frames are in back, then 3"x5", then mini frames in front. Maybe add a long peacock feather at the front of your tableau for the finishing touch. Rearrange Anytime || With any tableau, you have complete creative license to express yourself freely. Whether you keep it to just three items for simplicity or pile on multiple pieces, you can always change, delete or add items, even making your vignettes worthy of a still life painting. Declutter || Instead of placing your collections haphazardly, think about putting them on a tray to avoid a cluttered look. The great thing about a tray? You can move it – and everything on it – with ease. A recent trend involves displaying small objects under glass cloches of varying sizes – another easy way to declutter and keep intricate items dust free. Sometimes symmetry helps to declutter when you have numerous objects. A cluster of small bottles and books on a table gain structure if they're flanked by a pair of lamps, for example.
Hardware, Parts, Etc. Need a new part for a beloved piece of furniture? We can help. QUALITY FURNITURE LASTS for many years. Sometimes, though, in the midst of that long life, replacement parts are needed. Whether you're looking for a new, shiny handle for your desk, new hardware for your favorite dresser, or something else, we will help you find what you need for any furniture you purchased at Jordan's Furniture. To secure the right replacement parts, call Customer Service for availability and pricing (if any applicable warranties have expired) at 1-866-8-JORDANS (or 1-866-856-7326), Option #1, or send us an e-mail. Customer Service hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please Note: E-mailed messages will be returned within 24 to 48 hours (holiday messages may take up to 72 hours). Shipping or Installing Replacement Parts The replacement parts you order may be delivered to your home or installed at your convenience. Your Customer Service representative will help you schedule installation if you choose it. Parts may take four to six weeks to arrive at your home (parts may arrive faster if we have them in stock).
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