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  • Why I LOVE IKEAFANS! Contest Winner Announcement

    IKEA FANS | THE IKEA Fan Community
    Susan
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    It reads like a love story … no wonder we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this winning entry from our friend and fellow IKEA Fan, Ann P., whose winning entry came in just in time! My life before discovering IKEAFANS consisted of things like removing the door from a drawer I bought in the As-Is department by brute [...]
  • A Virtual Collective of New York Designers

    NYT > Furniture
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    WorkOf.com features the goods of some 60 furniture makers, many from Brooklyn.
  • George ‘IKEA’ Nelson CSS shelving (single series)

    IKEA Hackers
    Jules IKEAHacker
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    IKEA item used: Stolmen 2x sliding door cabinet, Grundtal 3x lights, Ekby Jarpen 2x shelf, Ledberg LED lights, Ekby Lerberg bracket, Ekby Riset bracket for sloping wall, Kvissle wall newspaper rack, Vaggis noticeboard, and Bjarnum folding hook. This is my newly second post for my DIY Bookcase & Shelving (under Living Room). So if you guys haven’t seen my first one check it out. It will explain to you how to built-instructions for this second one. It tells you how to apply the same principles in building this Bookcase & shelving. So if you have further question, and details to…
  • Amini Sues Yuan Tai Enterprises - Again

    Furniture Law Blog
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Amini Innovation Corporation ("AICO") filed suit on June 30, 2014 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (AICO's home court) again Yuan Tai Enterprises, Inc., a Texas corporation. The lawsuit involves two of several tools available to furniture manufacturers to defend its designs: namely patents and copyright. AICO is suing Yuan Tai again after Yuan Tai allegedly violated a 2007 agreement that settled earlier litigation. AICO is suing on 21 copyright registrations and 14 design patents. This approach highlights the one-two punch that copyright registrations…
  • How A Fixed Desk Can Become A Sit Stand Desk: Is It Time For A Toy Story Moment?

    Height Adjustable Desk Advice
    Duncan MacIntyre
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    “To infinity and beyond!” Shrieked Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story as he quickly morphed and soared into action with those folding wings on his back. OK, that boring old desk isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. But what if it could be adapted and made flexible enough to become a sit stand desk? It’s not as far fetched as it sounds. Why you don’t always need to replace your existing desk Most people who decide they need the flexibility of a height adjustable desk will naturally assume that they need to buy a completely new desk and so get rid of their existing fixed desk. Whilst…
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    IKEA FANS | THE IKEA Fan Community

  • Why I LOVE IKEAFANS! Contest Winner Announcement

    Susan
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    It reads like a love story … no wonder we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this winning entry from our friend and fellow IKEA Fan, Ann P., whose winning entry came in just in time! My life before discovering IKEAFANS consisted of things like removing the door from a drawer I bought in the As-Is department by brute [...]
  • DOMSJO That Sink! It Has Problems

    Susan
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    This isn’t the first time IKEA has had problems with the DOMSJO sink or even the second. Still, when production and quality are under control, you can hardly get a better deal on an apron-front farmhouse-style sink – either the single or the full are unbeatable deals and make an affordable substitute for a traditional [...]
  • IKEA Bullies; IKEAFANS Fights Back in Federal Court

    Susan
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:01 pm
    To protect IKEAFANS.com and our livelihood, and to lift the cloud of uncertainty that has been hanging over our heads since IKEA assumed its current adversarial stance, we regretfully filed a lawsuit against IKEA on May 20, 2014.  We remain committed to supporting the community in the face of this unfortunate turn of events and will do whatever [...]
  • IKEAFANS Celebrates – A Contest, a Birthday and 250,000 Members!

    Susan
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    It was less than 9 years ago, on June 18, 2005 that we officially launched the IKEA Fans Community Forums and set up shop on IKEAFANS.com – OMG, we’re almost NINE YEARS OLD! On top of that, we’re proud to say that in just the last few hours, we passed the 250,000 member registration mark! [...]
  • It Takes a Community To Build a Kitchen

    Susan
    3 Nov 2013 | 5:27 pm
    Ever wondered what an IKEA Kitchen looks like after real life – a full 7 years on? Hint: It looks awesome! Thanks to early IKEAFANS forum member routechecker, we have a look at a real-life example of an IKEA Kitchen after more than 7 years service, plus a look back at the original Kitchen Planning [...]
 
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    IKEA Hackers

  • George ‘IKEA’ Nelson CSS shelving (single series)

    Jules IKEAHacker
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    IKEA item used: Stolmen 2x sliding door cabinet, Grundtal 3x lights, Ekby Jarpen 2x shelf, Ledberg LED lights, Ekby Lerberg bracket, Ekby Riset bracket for sloping wall, Kvissle wall newspaper rack, Vaggis noticeboard, and Bjarnum folding hook. This is my newly second post for my DIY Bookcase & Shelving (under Living Room). So if you guys haven’t seen my first one check it out. It will explain to you how to built-instructions for this second one. It tells you how to apply the same principles in building this Bookcase & shelving. So if you have further question, and details to…
  • Rastastic desk

    Jules IKEAHacker
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Materials: 2 Rast three drawer chests Wood filler Stain + polyurethane High gloss paint 6 drawer pulls 8- 3 1/2″ hairpin legs + screws 16- 1 1/2″ L brackets + screws 1 pine board, 14″ W x whatever length you desire the desk to be for the desktop (I used 6′ length) 1 piece (equal length to the desk top) moulding, no more than 1 1/2″W 2 pine boards 24 1/2″ x 11 3/4″ x 1″ (for the bottom) Tools: Screw driver Wood glue Electric drill Paint brushes 1) Unpackage everything and keep similar parts together 2) Find the kick board to the bottom of the…
  • Lack Lego Playtable with undertable storage

    Jules IKEAHacker
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Materials: Lack Coffee table Size 118×78 cm My two sons love to play with Lego, but the bricks always end up all over to floor and it becomes very difficult to locate the smaller pieces when building new stuff. So it turns out that the large Lack coffee table is perfect for a Lego play table, it is easy to fit 9 road plates and 2 large base plates with double-sided tape. Underneath I mounted 2 storage cabinets for all the smaller Lego pieces, the shelf requires a bit of cutting for the cabinets to fit properly. But there is still room for the shelf to hold several transparent plastic…
  • MALM dresser goes romantic

    evalilla70
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    An ordinary oak MALM dresser. I wanted it white, so I had to paint it and I disassembled the drawers before painting. Light sanding, one coat primer and three coats of paint to get the oak color covered. Drilled holes for attaching of new knobs in each drawer, and covered the fronts with wallpaper. It turned out very nice, I think  
  • BEDDINGE LÖVÅS & SVÄRTA seen at ART Basel 2014

    LukasG
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Anyone know what this art installation is all about? ~ Jules
 
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    Furniture Law Blog

  • Amini Sues Yuan Tai Enterprises - Again

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Amini Innovation Corporation ("AICO") filed suit on June 30, 2014 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (AICO's home court) again Yuan Tai Enterprises, Inc., a Texas corporation. The lawsuit involves two of several tools available to furniture manufacturers to defend its designs: namely patents and copyright. AICO is suing Yuan Tai again after Yuan Tai allegedly violated a 2007 agreement that settled earlier litigation. AICO is suing on 21 copyright registrations and 14 design patents. This approach highlights the one-two punch that copyright registrations…
  • NC Begins Work On Patent Troll Bill

    27 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    Guest Authored by David BoazRecently, a joint legislative committee sent a report to the North Carolina General Assembly that recommended passing an anti-troll bill during the legislature’s 2014 Short Session.  A copy of the bill may be found here. The proposed bill, titled “Patent Abuse Bill,” would create a civil and criminal cause of action aimed at preventing bad faith assertions of patent infringement. The bill also make it extortion to obtain or attempt to obtain property through a bad faith assertion of patent infringement. Extortion is a Class F felony under North Carolina…
  • Michael Sullivan to Speak on Regulatory & Compliance Issues for Furniture Industry

    26 Mar 2014 | 1:27 pm
    HIGH POINT, N.C.—Womble Carlyle Mass Torts attorney Michael Sullivan will discuss “Compliance to the Letter of the Law” at the Furniture Today 2014 Regulatory & Compliance Summit. The event takes place April 23rdon the campus of High Point University.In his presentation, Sullivan will share steps that home furnishings companies should take now to demonstrate their commitment to safe products and a safe workplace. He also will discuss regulations, industry standards and warnings, with an emphasis on identifying what is truly important.Clients turn to Michael Sullivan for senior-level…
  • Federal Circuit Clarifies Test for Obviousness of Design Patents

    2 Oct 2013 | 10:35 am
    Who gets to decide when a design patent is obvious? There was some confusion on that topic until the Federal Circuit handed down its opinion in High Point Designs LLV v. Buyers Direct, Inc., No. 2012-1455 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 11, 2013) (a copy of the opinion can be found here).In the opinion, the panel of Judges O'Malley, Schall, and Wallach confirmed that the obviousness of a design patent is to be determined through the eyes of an "ordinary designer," not an "ordinary observer." What's the difference? A big one actually. The ordinary design test requires the court to engage in a more…
  • Copyright + Trade Dress = Solid Combination For Furniture Manufacturers

    17 Sep 2013 | 7:38 pm
    Furniture manufacturers have a varied arsenal when it comes to protecting their intellectual property. A single item of furniture can be protected by a utility patent (assuming there is functionality), design patent, copyright, and trade dress. If the item or its collection has a name, trademark rights may be available too. Even though there are many tools, the copyright and trade dress combination is a dependable pairing that provides a formidable offense.Amini Innovation Corporation ("AICO") recently deployed this one-two punch against McFerran Home Furnishings. See Civil Action No.
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    Height Adjustable Desk Advice

  • How A Fixed Desk Can Become A Sit Stand Desk: Is It Time For A Toy Story Moment?

    Duncan MacIntyre
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    “To infinity and beyond!” Shrieked Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story as he quickly morphed and soared into action with those folding wings on his back. OK, that boring old desk isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. But what if it could be adapted and made flexible enough to become a sit stand desk? It’s not as far fetched as it sounds. Why you don’t always need to replace your existing desk Most people who decide they need the flexibility of a height adjustable desk will naturally assume that they need to buy a completely new desk and so get rid of their existing fixed desk. Whilst…
  • How To Reduce Fatigue At A Standing Desk

    Duncan MacIntyre
    5 Jul 2013 | 7:57 am
    If you’ve ever had to stand in a queue for a long time you’ll know how quickly you tire as it becomes difficult to keep still. That’s because your body craves movement to keep it all working smoothly. And this can be one of the problems with a fixed height standing desk. Continually standing in the same position can soon start the body aching. A recent question on Quora asked for ideas on the best techniques and accessories to help cut down fatigue for standing desk work. Suggestions included: Wearing the right footwear Making frequent movements Standing with a good posture…
  • How Important Is Speed Of Adjustability When Sit Stand Working?

    Duncan MacIntyre
    17 May 2013 | 9:31 am
    Ask a sample of office workers which type of sit stand desk might have the best speed of adjustability, chances are they would go for electrically controlled. This would be a perfectly logical response, after all what could be easier than pressing a button to move the top to where you want it? For a moment though, imagine you’re searching the web for more information on a topic. Google throws up what looks like the answer you need, you click on what looks like the best answer and then the page takes an age to load. How long are you going to wait before clicking away and going to the next…
  • How Will Your Body React To A Standing Desk? Beware Of Anterior Motives

    Duncan MacIntyre
    26 Apr 2013 | 9:19 am
    Enthusiasm for working at a standing desk continues to gain momentum as more and more people seek to escape the harmful effects of excessive sitting. And yet for some this eagerness to stand will end with more discomfort than when they were sitting all day. For them it quickly becomes a pain in the anterior as underused muscles suddenly get placed under stress. So what’s this problem all about? In this 3 part article we’re going to look at: What causes the problem How you can correct it Why you need to pay attention to your posture Lets get started shall we? What’s this problem about?
  • How Easy Is It To Find An Affordable Sit Stand Desk?

    Duncan MacIntyre
    4 Apr 2013 | 9:20 am
    There is a huge amount of interest these days from office bound people in switching from sitting all day to a sit stand desk. This is understandable as not only is sitting for hours at a time unhealthy, it’s also energy draining too. It’s easy to understand why so many are keen to make the change, until they hit the brick wall – cost. What makes these sorts of desk so costly? When you introduce a moving top to a desk, you add an element of complication. Unlike a fixed height workstation where it’s simply welded or bolted together, making it easy to manufacture. With an adjustable…
 
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    Classroom Essentials Online

  • Top 3 Tips to Consider When Buying Seating for Your Sanctuary

    Ryan
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:31 am
    Top 3 Tips to Consider When Buying Seating for Your Sanctuary Churches have evolved a lot over the years. Though there are still many traditional brick and mortar structures in existence, many of which have undergone significant renovations themselves, modern congregations take place in a variety of venues. With these new changes come differing demands, ones that board members are forced to take into account when designing and arranging the space. How to Buy the Right Church Chairs A lot of churches these days have been dubbed “mobile,” meaning they hold services and get-togethers…
  • The Proper Seating Layout in a Church Sanctuary to Avoid Fire Hazard

    Ryan
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    The Proper Seating Layout in a Church Sanctuary to Avoid Fire Hazard One of the last things any church member wants to think about is facing a fire during a service. While the chances of this happening are low, the risk is just as high as in any other structure. As such, proper attention and care should be taken to ensure attendants can safely exit the building. The natural tendency for most people when faced with a life-threatening situation is to evade the danger zone, but in so doing, they often tend to injure those around them, especially in crowded venues. How to Keep Your Congregation…
  • Order Your New Chiavari Chairs from Our LA Distribution Center

    Ryan
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    Order Your New Chiavari Chairs from Our LA Distribution Center As the country continues to recover from the economic downturn that has gripped it for the last several years, companies and organizations are slowly but surely experiencing a growth in their business and numbers. As a leading nationwide supplier of all types of essential furniture, we are determined to serve our customers as they grow and change. For nearly 30 years, we have provided a complete line of fine furniture to churches, schools, hotels, day care centers and more all throughout the Peach State and across the country. We…
  • Banquet Furniture That Every Venue Must Have

    Ryan
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Banquet Furniture That Every Venue Must Have In just a few short weeks or months, the day of your big event will be here. The question is, will you be adequately prepared? Have all of the fine details been ironed out, or do you still have a ways to go? The worst thing you can do at this point is wait another minute to make big decisions like choosing your seating. Helping You Pick the Perfect Banquet Furniture After choosing the venue, the next big choice to make is to decide on the right furniture. Far from what many people believe, tables and chairs are not trivial items. They are an…
  • Guide to Crown Back Banquet Chairs

    Ryan
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    Guide to Crown Back Banquet Chairs After browsing the online selection of banquet chairs at Classroom Essentials Online, you may be wondering what the difference is between premium, discount, crown back and the Chiavari models, and more importantly, which type is right for you. We know this is a common question for many of our customers, which is why we have taken the time to meticulously categorize and list each product into its corresponding place and why a customer service specialist is always only moments away to assist you. Premium vs. Discount While at first glance the different options…
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    Office Chairs Unlimited Blog

  • Different Kinds of Office Chairs: Part 2

    Chantal
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Welcome to part 2 of the different kinds of office chairs that exist. Of course, it would be completely impossible to go over all of them, but we have sorted out the most popular styles and put them together in a list for you. Once you’re done with this article, go back and read part 1, or vice versa! Whatever you do, never underestimate the power of a high quality office chair. Ergonomic Chairs Now, these can get pretty intense in style. This kind of office chair is quickly becoming more popular, and you may have heard of it because it is “trendy” which means, everyone is…
  • Height Matters – Why You Need an Adjustable Chair

    OCU
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Adjusting your office chair allows you to change the angle of your hip joint while seated. The angle of your hip joint is one way to control the degree of the curve in your lower back. When you sit properly, muscles such as your quadriceps and hamstrings work properly- protecting you from back pain. Chiropractors stress the importance of adjusting your office chair to the correct height. When your chair is in the proper position, it can prevent muscle fatigue and numbness. In addition, ergonomic positioning keeps circulation issues and swelling at bay. Your feet should be flat on the floor…
  • What to do When Your Job Requires You to Sit All Day

    OCU
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Court reporters, psychologists, web developers, coders, data entry technicians, copywriters… That list is just a small sample of jobs that people do each day from an office chair. In fact, a study by global manufacturer Ergotron found that 86 percent of workers in the U.S. sit all day. Yet sitting for long periods of time can increase muscle fatigue, numbness and circulation issues- and may raise your risk of developing diabetes or having a heart attack. So What Can You Do? Don’t give up! Even if you must sit at a desk every day, there are actually quite a few ways to protect your…
  • Tips For Purchasing A Comfortable Office Chair

    Chantal
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    A comfortable office chair can make the difference between you having a good day, or a great day People often overlook the importance of having a high quality, comfortable office chair, and, as a result, many people suffer from serious aches and pains that can be related to their (lack of) posture. Who is responsible for this? No one, other than the very office chair that you’re sitting in right now. When sitting in an uncomfortable chair every day, you are never going to receive the relief that you desire. So, throw out the bad and finally enjoy the advantages of having a comfortable…
  • The Benefits of Buying Mesh Office Chairs

    Jennifer
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    Buying an office chair is a big decision, as employees tend to have a range of preferences. Fortunately, office chairs are available in a wide variety of materials. One of the most popular material options is mesh. There are a number of benefits to buying a mesh office chair. A cool back = a happy back Ventilation The average office worker spends a large part of the day sitting in a chair. Chairs made of materials that trap heat trigger sweating, making seats hot and sticky. Mesh chair backs offer ventilation. They enable air flow, keeping employees cool and dry, even in very warm climates.
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  • Buy Space Saving Furniture In Singapore

    FSAdmin
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    The following is a list of local furniture stores offering space saving furniture in Singapore. Find out the different types of space saving furniture that’s available, and the prices of these items. Whether you’re looking for space saving furniture for your bedroom, living room, kitchen, etc, you’ll be able to find a store that offers [...]The post Buy Space Saving Furniture In Singapore appeared first on Furniture Singapore.
  • Where To Rent Furniture In Singapore

    FSAdmin
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following is a list of stores offering furniture rental services in Singapore. Whether you’re looking to lease furniture for your home or an event, you’ll find suitable options in this list. Besides the type of furniture available, you’ll also be able to find out the rental prices. Read on to find out more.   [...]The post Where To Rent Furniture In Singapore appeared first on Furniture Singapore.
  • Buy Dining Chairs In Singapore

    FSAdmin
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:10 am
    The following is a list of local furniture stores selling dining chairs. You’ll find many types of dining chairs available, from cheap dining chairs to designer dining chair. The prices of the furniture are included, so you’ll be able to find the right item that’s within your budget. You’ll also find different materials of dining [...]The post Buy Dining Chairs In Singapore appeared first on Furniture Singapore.
  • Buy Children’s Furniture In Singapore

    FSAdmin
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The following is a big list of local furniture stores offering kids furniture in Singapore. You will be able to find many different types of children’s furniture, from beds to chairs to desks and many more. Whether you’re looking for cheap children’s furniture, or more high end models, you’ll find it in our list. We [...]The post Buy Children’s Furniture In Singapore appeared first on Furniture Singapore.
  • Buy Bookshelves & Bookcases In Singapore

    FSAdmin
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    The following is a list of local furniture stores where you can purchase bookshelves and bookcases. You’ll find many different designs available, from horizontal bookshelves with 12 compartments to vertical bookcases with doors and drawers. The prices of the bookcases are also listed, so you can find cheap bookshelves or more expensive model made of [...]The post Buy Bookshelves & Bookcases In Singapore appeared first on Furniture Singapore.
 
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  • Outdoor Décor: Barnwood Furniture for the Summer Time

    Tracy Crotti
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Summer has arrived and what better way to spend it than outside, entertaining family and friends? If you haven’t already, it’s time to get your outdoor space ready for all the BBQs and pool parties you’ll be hosting. Let us help! Old Barn Star custom-made outdoor barnwood furniture décor will add a unique touch to the memories you’re about to make this summer season. Gather Around an Outside Barnwood Table Gather your friends and family for burgers and dogs around a beautiful, outside barnwood table. Whether you tend to entertain on a large or a small scale, we can create pieces of…
  • Reclaimed Barnwood Wedding Furniture: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”

    Tracy Crotti
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We know planning a wedding can be a stressful process, but selecting the decor for your special day doesn’t have to be one of the stress points. We suggest considering the incorporation of one-of-a-kind reclaimed barnwood furniture pieces to make the perfect type of statement during your wedding. Considering the popular wedding phrase, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” the idea of barnwood wedding furniture present on your big day will fit right in. Something old…Reclaimed barnwood is processed wood that’s retrieved from its original use and…
  • How a Reclaimed Kitchen Island Can Enhance Your Home

    Tracy Crotti
    20 May 2014 | 7:58 am
    One of the most popular additions that homeowners buy for their house is a rustic kitchen island. There are various reasons why people buy kitchen islands. 1. Adding counter space. One big criticism that homeowners have about their home is the lack of counter space. A barnwood kitchen island is a solution that provides the added counter space needed for the cook who needs a place to chop their vegetables or put a breadbasket. 2. Adding storage space. The lack of cabinet space is another big criticism that homeowners complain about regarding their kitchen. When purchasing a reclaimed wood…
  • Old Barn Star Sets up Shop on Etsy

    Tracy Crotti
    9 May 2014 | 5:36 am
    The popular e-commerce site Etsy recently welcomed Old Barn Star to its rich network of suppliers. If you’ve never used Etsy, now’s a great time to check out our reclaimed barnwood furniture on it. Etsy, a Brooklyn-based company, was launched in June of 2005 to provide a fresh perspective on e-commerce — a grassroots alternative to sites like Amazon and E-Bay. Founder Robert Kalin came up with name as his interpretation of the Latin word “etsi”, meaning if. He saw it as a nonsense word and an appropriate moniker for a brand built from scratch. As more consumers realized the merit in…
  • Our In-Stock Amish Furniture Specials

    Tracy Crotti
    29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Historically, Old Barn Star has offered a wide variety of customized Amish furniture. We’ve decided to also offer you readymade in-stock items since we want to provide gorgeous furniture, handcrafted by the Amish, that you can bring home the same day. Don’t worry; you can still order the custom reclaimed barnwood furniture you envision for your unique space, but now we have pieces ready to pick up right now, too! On the Old Barn Star In-Stock Specials page, you’ll find our most current batch of readymade furniture. If you have the itch for a beautiful piece of reclaimed furniture and…
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