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Miscellaneous Amish Furniture

Engineered Flooring is Real Wood – Really!

Engineered Flooring is Real Wood – Really! Both engineered and solid wood floors are made using real wood. Solid hardwood floors are just that – solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s usually 3/4 of an inch thick. Because of its thickness, it can be sanded down and refinished several times. Engineered hardwood is made of a core of plywood with a layer of hardwood affixed to the top surface, usually 4mm thick. It’s more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid.
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Tobacco Wood: Can You Smell the History?

  Can You Smell the History? When I hear term tobacco wood, I imagine the smell of my father’s old pipe wafting out a smoky plume that had a delicious cherry smell.  Well, tobacco wood does not actually smell but, back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many farmers who lived in the fertile river valleys grew tobacco. Using a mixture of pine species as siding, floor joists and roof rafters, they constructed barns for drying tobacco – a unique process that gave what we call tobacco pine its heavily mixed color.
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