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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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Quarter Sawn vs Flat Sawn Oak: The Ultimate Guide

Quarter Sawn vs Flat Sawn Oak. A quick guide to the processes and the differences between quarter sawn oak wood and flat, or plain, sawn oak wood. Structural as well as visual differences are examined and recommendations on which type of cut to choose are made.

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Which Wood Is Right for You?

Trying to determine which type of wood is going to be right for you when deciding on furniture and other accents for your home can seem like a daunting task. If you've followed some of our previous posts on cherryoakmaple, and walnut, you may have a bit better idea of the kind of wood you want to use. Modern Bungalow offers an incredible range of furniture from every type of wood so that you can be sure that whatever your preference, you'll find what you're looking for.

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Walnut Wood: A Primer

A primer from Modern Bungalow Craftsman Home Store on walnut wood. Included in this primer is the answer to common questions including: is walnut wood expensive? What are the properties of walnut wood? What makes walnut wood different? We discuss a little bit about the history of walnut wood and its uses in modern woodworking and craftsmanship.

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Maple Wood: A Primer

Your guide to maple wood from Modern Bungalow Craftsman Home Store. We discuss the different properties and uses of hard maple - also known as "sugar" maple or "rock" maple - and soft maple. We tell you the difference between heartwood and sapwood. We give you the rundown on maple wood's durability and other important properties. Everything you want to know about Maple wood in one place.

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