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How to Dress up a Fireplace with Architectural Carvings

Thu, Nov 07 2019 12:33 pm 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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The Top Benefits of Staining Wood Yourself

Thu, Oct 10 2019 10:25 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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What to Know Before Outsourcing Your Wood Carving Project

Fri, Oct 18 2019 6:15 am 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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4 Benefits of Having Wood Furniture in Your Home

Fri, Jul 26 2019 8:48 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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An Overview of Decorative Wood Trims You Can Carve

Fri, Jun 28 2019 6:51 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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Helpful Tips for Restoring an Old Home

Tue, Aug 27 2019 6:04 am 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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How to Make Your Fireplace Mantel the Focal Point of a Room

Mon, Sep 16 2019 12:58 pm 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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How to Use Wood Carving to Create Elegance in a Room

Fri, Aug 02 2019 9:05 am 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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Selecting Right Type of Wood Pt 2: Finishes and Stains

Mon, Aug 12 2019 8:58 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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Selecting the Right Type of Wood Pt 1: Hardwood vs. Softwood

Tue, Jul 16 2019 7:28 am Blog    Comments
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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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The Advantages of Machine Carving Over Hand Carving

Mon, Sep 23 2019 6:36 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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The Crafter's Guide to Restoring Wood Furniture

Tue, Sep 03 2019 6:08 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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Why You Should Outsource Your Decorative Wood Carving Project

Tue, Jul 09 2019 6:07 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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What is the best way to stain your stain grade wood (European Beech)

Tue, Jun 18 2019 2:39 pm Blog    Comments

Tips on Staining Heartwood Carving Stain Grade European Beech


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