Why Is Wood Furniture So Expensive? A Detailed Breakdown

Why Is Wood Furniture So Expensive? A Detailed Breakdown

Eco Friendly, Furniture Care Q&A, Green Design, Things To know
If you’ve ever bought furniture, chatted with someone who has purchased furniture, or even looked into purchasing furniture, we can bet you’ve asked yourself, “why is wood furniture so expensive?” Here at Circle Furniture, we have over 60 years’ worth of experience of seeking the best wood furniture for our customers to provide lasting value. Additionally, we are pros at navigating the furniture-buying process, so we bet we can help you answer this question. Before we get started, though, we thought we’d note something important: when you ask why furniture is so expensive, what you’re really asking is something else, something more like, “why is high-quality wood furniture so expensive?” What even is high-quality wood furniture? It’s no secret that you can find inexpensive “wood” furniture more readily now than…
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How Long Will It Take to Get Custom Furniture? Is it Worth the Wait?

How Long Will It Take to Get Custom Furniture? Is it Worth the Wait?

Design Inspiration, Designers, Eco Friendly, General, Things To know
With a wealth of information out there, shoppers are more educated and prepared when looking to invest in a big purchase like furniture. In that research and preparation, there are a few key questions you need to ask yourself: What is the style or look that best reflects your taste? What is your budget? And, very importantly, is there a specific date or time frame that you need something? Here at Circle Furniture, we specialize in made-to-order upholstery and case goods made right here in New England. Some of these items come with a lead time of 6 - 10 weeks, but we do have many things in stock if you have guests coming next weekend that have nowhere to sleep. So before we answer the question of how long…
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Best Performance Fabrics for Upholstery: A Review of 3 Leading Brands

Best Performance Fabrics for Upholstery: A Review of 3 Leading Brands

Design Inspiration, Eco Friendly, Things To know
Best Performance Fabrics for Upholstery: Fabrics that Work for You Performance fabrics are more than your favorite Dri-Fit running tee. In fact, these durable, comfortable fabrics are arguably best served on upholstery. Here at Circle, we have over 60 years of experience with upholstery; in fact, we’ve even been around longer than many of these performance fabrics. Not sure what performance fabrics really are, or wonder if they could be perfect on your next sofa? Read on. What are performance fabrics? Generally speaking, a performance fabric is exactly what it sounds like: any fabric engineered to perform, whether you’re in hot or cold weather, climbing a mountain, running a marathon, or playing a game of pick-up basketball. Performance fabric was created to provide extra comfort and protection. In the case…
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Organic Mattresses vs. Conventional Mattresses

Organic Mattresses vs. Conventional Mattresses

Eco Friendly, Green Design, Things To know
Organic Mattresses vs. Traditional Mattresses: Which is Best? If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you will soon find there are lots of options!  Some of the most common options are traditional innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and organic or natural mattresses.  At Circle Furniture, we know just how complicated mattress shopping can be, so we did you a favor and answered some of those common questions. What's in a natural mattress? Natural mattresses are becoming more and more popular.  As you may have guessed, natural mattresses are made of more natural materials compared to a traditional foam mattress.  Most often natural mattresses are made with a combination of latex, cotton, and wool.   Natural latex, which comes from the rubber or latex tree,  is used as a…
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Characteristics of Natural Wood

Design Inspiration, Eco Friendly
As a provider of beautifully crafted solid wood furniture we often get asked, "what type of wood is used to make your tables, chairs, dressers, etc.?" We have carefully selected wood shops to partner with that not only build beautiful long lasting wood furniture but also source it locally from sustainable forests. Here are some of the wood species we use and their characteristics: MAPLE Characteristics: Maple sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge. Maple heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight grained but it can also feature fiddle-back, tiger, burl and birds-eye figuring. Maple is a heavy wood. CHERRY Characteristics: Sapwood is creamy white. Heartwood is red to reddish brown. When first delivered cherry will appear quite light,…
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Sun Powered!

Circle Furniture News, Community and Boston, Eco Friendly, Random
We’re excited to announce that were is installing solar panels at our corporate office building! We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk and this as a perfect opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint. Solar panels work 365 days a year - through rain or shine. Our new array will power our Warehouse, Outlet, Corporate offices and Acton Store. Bonus - on those days when the panels produce more than we need the system pumps overages to the national grid to supply to other homes and businesses. We will keep you updated on the process! In the meantime click here to learn more about Solar initiatives in MA.  
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