Jerry’s Toolbox

Like many, I love finding unique ways to breathe new life into old obsolete household items.  While cleaning the garage storage closet  I found this old toolbox, (maybe circa 1950) that belonged to my father-in-law.  I did not want to put it in the trash or donate it but it was just sitting there collecting … Continue reading Jerry’s Toolbox

Wood’s Worst Enemies

Wood is a living thing. It expands and contracts. Its cells absorb moisture and then release it. With the passage of time, there are changes in the color grain and character. It helps us to connect with nature and is an incredibly beautiful thing. As a result, wood should be treated with special care. There are … Continue reading Wood’s Worst Enemies

Reclaimed vs. Salvaged Wood

Reclaimed and salvaged are terms that are often used interchangeably when referring to reusing wood.  The truth is they are not the same thing but they do serve a similar purpose.  Reclaimed wood is wood that has been used previously in the construction of buildings. Old barns are a common source of reclaimed wood as … Continue reading Reclaimed vs. Salvaged Wood

From Shabby to Chic

Honey was born in 1978 and was one of a litter of chairs that made their home around a large kitchen table. Honey was happy to be part of a big family with lots of kids. The kids would huddle each night at the kitchen table, do their homework, and eat a late-night snack of … Continue reading From Shabby to Chic

To Wax or Not to Wax

Would you light a candle and then spread the wax all over your dining room table? If you are using wax on your favorite natural wood furniture then that's exactly what you are doing. Wax is more harmful to wood than it is beneficial. Anything made of natural wood needs to breathe. It also needs … Continue reading To Wax or Not to Wax

A Brief Look Back

Many people clean and purge at the end of the year uncovering and rediscovering forgotten treasures. We were doing that around the office recently and stumbled upon a few nostalgic momentos. In 2021, Scott's Liquid Gold will celebrate its 70th anniversary but it seems like only yesterday we were getting ready to celebrate our 60th … Continue reading A Brief Look Back

Real Wood + Greenery for the Best Holiday Look

Have you started decorating for the winter holidays yet? As soon as Thanksgiving is over, many people begin decorating their homes for the holidays. This year, popular holiday d├ęcor is overwhelmingly natural, rustic, neutral, and understated. Images and design ideas trending right now highlight natural and botanical elements rather than plastic or artificial. This trend is great for the budget and … Continue reading Real Wood + Greenery for the Best Holiday Look