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The History of Decorative Wood Rosettes

The rosette motif has been used in religion, art, and decorative ornamentation for centuries. Let's take a look at the history of decorative wood rosettes.

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Sun, Dec 27 2020 9:07 pm Blog    Comments

Different Types of Interior Arches

If you're looking to introduce some new, classy architecture into your home, arches are the way to go. Let's learn about the different types of interior arches.

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Thu, Dec 17 2020 10:56 am Blog    Comments

The Capabilities of a Professional Wood Carver

Wondering what the capabilities of a professional wood carver are? Read on to learn the type of personality, knowledge, and skills they need to be successful.

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Mon, Dec 14 2020 10:11 am Blog    Comments

Ways To Add a Custom Look To Your Home

Tired of having a normal, cookie-cutter home and want to put your own unique mark on the place? Here are some ways to add a custom look to your home.

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Thu, Nov 05 2020 8:35 am Blog    Comments

Tips for Choosing the Right Corbel Size

Corbels come in an impressive range of shapes and sizes. These tips for choosing the right corbel size will help you determine the best sizing for your project.

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Wed, Oct 14 2020 12:45 pm Blog    Comments

A Brief History of Carving Wood

Nearly every society throughout history has evidence of wood-carving in some form. To learn more about its storied history, read this guide.

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Tue, Oct 13 2020 11:37 am Blog    Comments

3 Great Reasons to Use Wooden Wall Paneling in Your Home

It simply feels natural to incorporate wood into your home. If you’re still on the fence, here’s why wood paneling is the right idea for you.

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Tue, Oct 13 2020 11:26 am Blog    Comments


Why Choose a Custom Millwork Shop

As a contractor, architect, or homeowner, sometimes you don’t have wood features that fit. To overcome this, consider how a custom millwork shop can help.

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Wed, Aug 26 2020 11:11 am Blog    Comments

When you install or modify your island, mantel, or stove hood, you need proper support for flat surfaces that extend forward. The piece you’re searching for is a wood bracket or corbel which serves a functional role while contributing an attractive decorative surface as well.

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Mon, Aug 24 2020 10:59 am Blog    Comments

Designing or redesigning a home takes creativity—something custom millwork affords you. To discover how custom millwork enhances your home, read on.

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Mon, Jun 29 2020 5:58 am Blog    Comments


Why Architects Should Use Carved Designs in Their Woodwork


There are many facets to architectural work, not the least of which is choosing the materials that will constitute a building. A material’s environmental impact, cost, and flexibility all play into an architect’s decision about what to use. While these decisions require careful thought, utilizing carved designs in woodwork is a stylish and sensible option regardless of the project. To learn more about why architects should use carved designs in their woodwork, read on.

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Mon, Jun 15 2020 8:21 am Blog    Comments


3 Ways to Add Gothic Features to Your Home

The Gothic style makes an impression. Here’s a guide to incorporating specific Gothic features to make your home more elegant and impressive.

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Fri, May 15 2020 6:30 am Blog    Comments

How to Revive Wood Trim in Your Home

Has your wood trim lost its luster over the years? If so, read our brief guide to restoring the look of wood trim look rather than tearing it down.

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Tue, Apr 07 2020 10:16 am Blog    Comments

Mon, Mar 30 2020 9:59 am Blog    Comments


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Hand Carving

Are you curious about general wood-carving processes? Read this overview of hand- and machine-carving processes, along with details on recent innovations.

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Mon, Mar 23 2020 1:09 pm Blog    Comments

A Decorator’s Guide to Using Carved Appliques and Onlays

Wood appliques and onlays are flat-backed, carved decorative components “applied” or “onlaid” to flat surfaces to add detail to fireplaces, doors, cabinetry, shelves, walls, and so many other components of a residential or commercial space. Read our decorator’s guide to using carved appliques and onlays to wrap your head around their possible uses.

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Mon, Mar 09 2020 6:01 am Blog    Comments


4 Advantages of Having Wooden Furniture

Are you looking to decorate your home with new furniture soon? If so,
consider the many advantages of including wood furniture in your
home.

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Fri, Feb 14 2020 5:29 am Blog    Comments


Signs You Should Renovate the Interior of Your Home

It’s difficult to know for sure if your home needs a renovation. Here are some signs you should renovate the interior of your home to help you decide.

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Wed, Feb 12 2020 7:41 am Blog    Comments

How to Add Wood Trim to Furniture

Trim sets your furniture apart and makes an entire room more
aesthetically pleasing. Learn techniques on how to add wood trim to
furniture yourself.

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Tue, Feb 11 2020 6:12 am Blog    Comments


Key Considerations for Staircase Design



Staircases are stylistic and functional features in nearly every home. Read our guide to help incorporate both aspects into your design process.

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Fri, Feb 07 2020 11:48 am Blog    Comments


Ways to Add Architectural Balance to Your Home

Your brain craves balance as it processes the world. Read our guide
on how to create architectural balance in your home—and when to
disrupt it.

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Thu, Jan 30 2020 5:57 am Blog    Comments


Improving Coffee Shop Architecture and Design


Designing a coffee shop is difficult because the space is used in
many ways. To set your shop apart, read our guide to improving its
architecture and design.

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Wed, Jan 29 2020 7:43 am Blog    Comments


How to Choose the Right Banquet Hall Architecture 


Choosing the right architectural plan is difficult because it’s
hard to make your venue distinct. Look through these suggestions to
better your process.

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Tue, Jan 28 2020 6:22 am Blog    Comments

Hotel Lobby Design Tips Using Wood Carvings

After a long day of sightseeing and travel, a knackered vacationer just wants to fall into the covers of a soft bed. Naturally, the hotel experience is as important as any other holiday activity, as a restless sleep is sure to get in the way of an otherwise joyful vacation. A hotel should be comforting and inviting, as it serves as a temporary home base for rejuvenation.

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Mon, Dec 30 2019 4:50 am Blog    Comments


Best Wood Types for Wood Carving



Several factors go into selecting the right wood carvings for a home—one of them being the type of wood that you’ll choose. Be it wood accent mouldings or embossed wood carving overlays, you should select every piece to ensure it naturally fits into your home. In today’s article, we outline our picks for the varieties of wood that best suit carved pieces. Keep this list in mind as you browse our online catalogue.

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Wed, Dec 11 2019 7:45 am Blog    Comments

Image 4 Benefits of Having Wood Furniture in Your Home

When outfitting a home with elegance in mind, you must first methodically select the base pieces.

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Fri, Jul 26 2019 8:48 am Blog    Comments

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.

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Fri, Jun 28 2019 6:51 am Blog    Comments

Image Effective Boutique Design Tips

Are you looking to create a unique boutique that truly stands out amongst the rest? Here we share our tips on how to create the boutique of your dreams.

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Thu, Dec 05 2019 12:43 pm Blog    Comments

Helpful Tips for Restoring an Old Home

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.

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Tue, Aug 27 2019 6:04 am Blog    Comments

How to Make Your Fireplace Mantel the Focal Point of a Room

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.

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Mon, Sep 16 2019 12:58 pm Blog    Comments

How to Use Wood Carving to Create Elegance in a Room

We oftentimes associate classic architecture with elegance. This comparison gathers inspiration from richly carved moulding that adorns the ceiling, floor, and everything in between.

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Fri, Aug 02 2019 9:05 am Blog    Comments


Selecting Right Type of Wood Pt 2: Finishes and Stains


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.

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Mon, Aug 12 2019 8:58 am Blog    Comments

Image Selecting the Right Type of Wood Pt 1: Hardwood vs. Softwood

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.

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Tue, Jul 16 2019 7:28 am Blog    Comments

The Advantages of Machine Carving Over Hand Carving

Woodcarving is an artform that traces back centuries. Woodworkers painstakingly created designs that have embellished the interiors of ornate homes for a long time. Although there’s a lot to be said about hand carvings, these pieces take a lot of time and dedication to create, not to mention schooling and apprenticeship that does not generally exist. With carved trim growing in popularity, many have realized the need to make these pieces more accessible to their eager market. A new method has been introduced to do so.

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Mon, Sep 23 2019 6:36 am Blog    Comments

The Crafter's Guide to Restoring Wood Furniture

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.

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Tue, Sep 03 2019 6:08 am Blog    Comments

The next time your interior design project requires wood carving, consider outsourcing the job. This will present you with stunning, long-lasting results.

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Tue, Jul 09 2019 6:07 am Blog    Comments

Tips on Staining
Heartwood Carving Stain Grade European Beech


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Tue, Jun 18 2019 2:39 pm Blog    Comments

Carved Corner Blocks: How to Add Them to Every Room

If you're looking to pull together
the wood carvings in the structure of your home, consider wood corner blocks.
Here we share different ways to use them.

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Fri, Nov 22 2019 9:12 am Blog    Comments

How to Dress up a Fireplace with Architectural Carvings

A fireplace mantel oftentimes does not look complete without
the addition of wood carvings. Here we list where to place different carving components.

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Thu, Nov 07 2019 12:33 pm Blog    Comments

How to Mix Wood Tones in Your Home

The way you choose to decorate your home should reflect your personality. Some people like to perfectly match every item in a room, while others enjoy creating a bit of contrast. If you don’t have much experience in decorating, it’s important to know how to achieve this contrast while maintaining a sense of cohesion. In today’s article, we focus on how you can mix wood tones to add interest to a room.

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Fri, Dec 27 2019 5:44 am Blog    Comments


The Top Benefits of Staining Wood Yourself


Outsourcing your wood project is a surefire way to ensure
you’ll receive the high-quality products you need. If you don’t have experience
in woodworking, it’s only natural that you’d turn to a professional for your
products. Many companies, including the professionals here at Heartwood
Carving, send customers unstained products to allow them to customize the piece
on their own. We explain why it’s best for you to complete the staining process
yourself.

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Thu, Oct 10 2019 10:25 am Blog    Comments


Tips for Choosing a Theme for Your Room


Picking a theme for a room in your house really helps it become a cohesive unit. Read our guide to several different themes for inspiration.

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Fri, Apr 17 2020 2:01 pm Blog    Comments


What to Know Before Outsourcing Your Wood Carving Project



Individuals in professions such as architecture or interior design have a host of projects to work on, and many of them often require outsourcing. Additionally, there are occasions where homeowners who execute their own projects still seek out professional assistance. Even when you’re deferring your work to an expert, however, you still need to have a plan in place. The inability to properly communicate your exact needs could lead to a disappointing final project.

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Fri, Oct 18 2019 6:15 am Blog    Comments

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