FAQs

What is Parawood?

Parawood is also known as Rubber wood as it is a tree that produces latex. It’s density is rated at a 960 on the Janka hardness scale which is harder than Black Cherry but not as hard as Red Oak. Parawood is plantation grown for its rubber and produces latex for 25 to 30 years. At the end of its rubber producing years, it is harvested and used for furniture. They then plant a new tree to start the rubber production over again.

What is the difference between Liquid Stain and Gel Stain?

Liquid stains are the consistency of water and Gel stains are the consistency of yogurt. Liquid stains do not get much darker with multiple coats of stain due to the wood becoming saturated. Once the wood is saturated, it cannot take more color unless you tint your top coat. Gel stain, however, has a small percentage of polyurethane in it. This allows it to bond to itself so it can be layered to achieve deeper and darker colors. You can also use Gel stain on fiberglass doors! Both Liquid and Gel stains do better when you top coat them with polyurethane, varnish or lacquer finishes.

Why buy Unfinished Furniture?

Because of the nearly endless possibilities! Who wants to be limited by the 2-3 colors some manufacturer deems trendy right now? Not me! We intentionally bring in a good portion of unfinished furniture so you can select the color that works with your home decor. You see, with unfinished furniture there are nearly endless possibilities in color & design. Whether you are trying to get a new dining set to match Grandmas antique china cabinet, picking out a bedroom set to compliment your flooring, or spicing up a room with some Moroccan flavor, unfinished furniture gives you the option to make it the color you want. How exciting is that?!

How do I care for my furniture?

Dusting

Regular dusting, say once a week, is the best way for your furniture to show off its natural sheen. Soft cloths and feather dusters work best, but they only move the dust away from your furniture, not out of the air. A lambs-wool duster with lanolin or a slightly damo terry cloth will capture dust and keep your furniture dust-free for a bit longer.

Cleaning

The finish is durable and resistant to most household spills. However, spills should be wiped up promptly to avoid potential problems. For most routine cleaning, a soft cloth dampened with warm, soapy water will do the trick. The use of well-formulated cleaning products, without abrasives, can be effective for those tougher cleaning tasks. If using these products, a follow-up with warm soapy water and soft cloth will help extensively. Remember that is it important to frequently refold the cloth to a clean side as it becomes dirty. A soiled, damp cloth can redeposit soil on the finish.

Avoid products that are ammonia-based or contain silicone. Use polishes sparingly, if at all. Your finish does not benefit from them; and they tend to build up a film on the surface of the finish that will attract dust and dirt. A good annual cleaning will also help protect the finish. Remember that warm soapy and wiping it dry is the best cleaning method since your finish has a very hard surface. Using any easy care cleaning product can create a build up and we do not recommend this.

Do you ship?

We do not offer shipping at this time. However, we do deliver anywhere within a 150 mile radius of our location. Give us a call if your location is not listed on our Delivery Info page.

Do you offer custom building?

Yes we do! There is not much we cannot produce. You can choose the type of wood, styling, sizing and function of the piece that you need and we can provide a 3D rendering and a price.