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Our Most Popular Hardwoods: Maple, Oak, and Cherry

Almost any type of wood can be used to build furniture, but hardwoods are favored for both their beauty and durability. Oak wood, cherry wood and maple wood have a natural character  that just can't be matched by any synthetic materials. Plus, with sustainable harvesting it's extremely eco-friendly. That's why these are our most popular choices for lifetime-quality furniture. What exactly is hardwood? It is wood that comes from a dicot tree which has broad leaves, produces either a fruit or nut, and often drops its leaves and goes dormant in the winter. Hardwood trees growing in the United States include oak,...

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How to Care for and Clean Your Solid Wood Furniture

With a special ability to add warmth, elegance and style to your living space, solid wood furniture makes a lasting impression. Let us help you keep it looking good.

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Who still cares about Buy it For Life?

Much like those big milestones of landing the perfect job, finishing grad school, marriage, having kids or buying a home, furniture purchases are also a testament to your state in life. There’s nothing wrong with the ‘put it together yourself’ and ‘use it only as long as necessary’ phase of our younger years. For many it’s a rite of passage and absolutely necessary to even begin to understand and appreciate the next step where the ‘buy it for life’, or as it has come to be known BIFL, ideology starts making sense. Modern Bungalow is proud to be in good company...

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The Sustainability of Solid Wood Furniture

Hearing the word sustainability may trigger thoughts about ways to live differently, like putting solar panels up or changing the type of light bulbs used. You may even think about sustainability in terms of the current trend of economic growth. But do you ever think about it in relation to the type of furniture you buy? While it may not be the first place you consider environmental responsibility, the type of furniture you decide to invest in is impactful. Sure, it may take three IKEA dining table purchases in the course of five years to finally realize why budgeting for...

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Simply Amish: A Cut Above the Rest

We dive into the history, the process, and the features that separate Simply Amish from the rest of the field. When it comes to quality craftsman Amish furniture, Simply Amish stands apart due to their quality standards and standard features including SmartSlides, one-piece drawer fronts, and a luxurious catalyzed varnish finish.

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