DECORATING TRENDS


Traditional dovetail joints provide tensile strength at the drawer front.

Natural mango has stunning grain patterns, and blushes of subtle color that run through the wood.

Rustic solid oak suits the country charm of rustic and farmhouse styles.

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Elegance Made Easy By Hardwood

(NAPSI)—Quality hardwood furniture is an investment that can easily last a lifetime and beyond with the right care. Here's a look at what's available and how to keep it looking great for a good long time.

Why Hardwood

The beauty and longevity of solid hardwood furniture are undeniable. Each piece is naturally unique and will only improve in character with age. You can get furniture in every style, from traditional to modern, in solid natural oak, rustic oak, mango, and painted acacia.

In fact, through one company, you can view 25 different collections of hardwood furniture for every room, all made to match, from lamp tables to dining tables, from nightstands to armoires. What's more, you can have it shipped free.

That's because competitively priced pieces from Oak Furniture Land are sent out directly from a massive distribution center. So once furniture has been chosen and ordered, it's delivered direct.

No particleboard or veneer is used in any of the furniture, not even on the backs and bases—it's solid hardwood throughout.

How To Handle Hardwood

Following a few do's and don'ts can help keep your hardwood furniture looking beautiful for years to come.

Do

• Treat your furniture with wax polish immediately upon receipt and then every three months to protect and nourish the wood.

• Blot up spills immediately with a soft, slightly damp cloth.

• Use coasters, place mats and tablecloths to protect furniture during use.

Don't

• Place furniture in direct sunlight, which can fade the finish.

• Place furniture next to heating or air-conditioning vents.

• Use household cleaning products, solvents or cleaners intended for materials other than hardwood furniture, as they are liable to damage the finish.

Learn More

You can find further facts and tips and view the fine furniture available at www.oakfurnitureland.com.

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Editor's Note: While the company mentioned in this article ships only to the following 18 locations-Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia-the advice can be useful to readers anywhere.