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August 10, 2015

Many of our Amish craftsmen offer their furniture produced in what is known as rustic or character hardwoods.  Rustic hardwoods include the knots, gum pockets, heart wood and sap wood that provide a unique, natural look to the furniture, while premium hardwoods are sel...

February 9, 2015

Many of the Amish Craftsmen that build our furniture use a woodworking technique that is called frame and panel.  

This technique adds an attractive detail to doors and sides of our case goods.  A panel is cut that “floats” inside a frame.  This allows for expansio...

July 21, 2014

With proper care the solid hardwood furniture you purchase from Whitacre’s will provide years of service and enjoyment. The Hardwood Manufactures Association has some tips on caring for your furniture.

  • Maintain a humidity controlled environment. Your home should be...

June 18, 2014

Wood that comes from broadleaved trees are considered hardwoods. However, each species of hardwood has its unique physical properties including hardness. At Whitacre’s most of our furniture is made from Red Oak, ¼ Sawn White Oak, Hard Maple, Brown Maple, Cherry, Walnut...

March 7, 2014

Quarter Sawn White Oak has become a very popular wood used in producing today’s fine furniture.  Because quarter sawn wood has the saw cuts across the growth ring, the grain is much straighter and has subtle wavy ribbon-like patterns.

Quarter sawing means cutting a...

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