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…
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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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Touch of Hue

Colorful Ideas, Community and Boston, Design Inspiration, Events and Fundraisers, Green Design, Pick of the Week, Random
We all love color. There is nothing better than throwing a fresh coat of paint on a wall to liven our space. Clean. Fresh. Ahhh. Inspiring, yes? Last week we were thrilled to host an event in our Boston store featuring Lisa Teague from Quiet Home Paints. Lisa, and her partner/daughter Andi, teamed up to create a line of paint that boasts vibrant, beautiful colors and is safe for the home. The paints are odorless, solvent-free, no VOC's, and water-based.  They are free of pesticides, herbicides and entirely non-toxic.  Lisa and Andi have created a fabulous paint line and we want our customers to know about it. In our Boston and Cambridge stores we have a small kiosk   with samples of QHP's brilliant and refreshing paint colors. Soon we will…
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Green Living

Events and Fundraisers, Green Design, Random
Green. Eco-friendly. Natural. Organic. Biodegradable. Carbon footprint. Energy efficient. Sustainable. Re-purposed. And so on...Let's face it, there are a lot of things we need to know about pertaining to green living. That's why we were thrilled last week to host a "Green Living" seminar with The Boston Globe at our Danvers showroom. Our first speaker was Rich Menard from Benjamin Moore. He taught us about the many options of ec0-friendly paints they have available. Next time you need to paint a room, please research their "green promise" paint line.     Next up was Alicia and John Hunt from Green Lifestyle Consulting. If you are trying to live greener they can teach you hundreds of ways to start. Would you like to save a little more on your heating bills?…
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We LOVE Home Energy Efficiency Freebies!!

Community and Boston, Green Design, Promotions, Random
As hurricane season hits, we know that the summer is coming to a close. OK, not that fast, because we still have some good BBQ weather ahead of us, but while we relish these last few months here is one reason you may want to consider planning ahead for the upcoming change in seasons. Performing an energy audit on your home now could give you some time to prepare for fall and winter while taking advantage of some of the great rebates Massachusetts has to offer as incentives to increase the energy efficiency in your home. We love any green and sustainable, so if you are a fan of this blog we bet you do too. One local Massachusetts company on the rise is Next Step Living, "a residential energy efficiency company,…
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Walk This Way…

Community and Boston, Green Design
After four years in the making, Cleantech Homes, LLC. is unveiling one of the most energy efficient, sustainable homes in the nation in Beverly, Massachusetts. This showcase home will be used as a prototype to educate the public in sustainable building techniques and design as well as an exhibition site for new products and materials used in the construction of high performance homes. Schools, universities and professionals in the home construction industry will be invited to tour the house.  We're so excited and proud to have furnished the home with eco-conscious furniture from vendors such as Copeland Furniture, C.R. Laine, American Leather and Gat Creek. “We are thrilled to provide furnishings from our wonderful vendors like Vermont-based Copeland Furniture, winners of the 2009 Sage Award for green manufacturing,” says Peggy Burns, Queen Bee of Circle Furniture. “In this…
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