Anyone who binges HGTV loves a fixer upper. There’s something romantic about the notion of taking something that’s seemingly run its course and breathing new life into it. Successfully restoring an old home can be one of the most rewarding projects in the home renovation world. Since you will have to deal with materials that aren’t as commonly used anymore—and that have significantly aged—you may have to take a different approach than you would otherwise. We made a list of important tips to follow when restoring an old home.
Fireplace mantels often serve as both stunning pieces of art and an inside look into the owner’s personality. There are many different styles, and some mantels are richly appointed with wood onlays, corbels and intricate carvings, which Heartwood Carving can provide from our catalog or make custom for you. These beautiful pieces deserve to standout in a room, and you want to enhance them in a way that best shows off the workmanship in the design. We provide a list of tips below on how to make your fireplace mantel the focal point of a room.
Recently, we shared a post on how to select the right type of wood for your project. Whether you will create your own work or commission it from an outside source, it’s useful to familiarize yourself with the different materials you can use. Choosing your wood, however, is only the first step. Once you’ve produced a piece, you need to decide whether to protect or stain your project—perhaps even both.
Oftentimes, the best furniture isn’t the brand-new pieces that you see sitting out in the showroom of a store, begging you to buy it. Instead, it’s the chests and tables that sit disguised by old paint and scuffs bourn from years of good use. You can find these pieces waiting in the back of antique stores, waiting for an artist’s hand to revive them.
We oftentimes associate classic architecture with elegance. This comparison gathers inspiration from richly carved moulding that adorns the ceiling, floor, and everything in between.
When outfitting a home with elegance in mind, you must first methodically select the base pieces.
Interior trim is a simple yet effective way to enhance the look of any room. Here, we provide the different types of trim that support decorative carving.
One of the most important aspects of woodworking is selecting the best type of wood to accompany your project. This may seem like a daunting task for anyone new to the diverse world of woodworking. There are currently 60,065 identified tree species—a large enough number to make anyone’s head spin. However, no one is going to sift through several thousand types of trees to determine the option that works for them. Once you familiarize yourself with all aspects of woodworking, the selection process becomes a matter of elimination.
The next time your interior design project requires wood carving, consider outsourcing the job. This will present you with stunning, long-lasting results.
Tips on Staining Heartwood Carving Stain Grade European Beech
- How to Make Your Fireplace Mantel the Focal Point of a Room
- The Crafter's Guide to Restoring Wood Furniture
- Helpful Tips for Restoring an Old Home
- Selecting Right Type of Wood Pt 2: Finishes and Stains
- How to Use Wood Carving to Create Elegance in a Room
- 4 Benefits of Having Wood Furniture in Your Home
- Selecting the Right Type of Wood Pt 1: Hardwood vs. Softwood
- Why You Should Outsource Your Decorative Wood Carving Project
- An Overview of Decorative Wood Trims You Can Carve
- What is the best way to stain your stain grade wood (European Beech)
The Heartwood Carving Blog posts of resources, projects and interesting stories about wood carving.