9 Hacks To Achieve Your New Year’s Furniture Goal

The celebrations are over; the tree discharged or set out to the curb, the drink cabinet empty, the fridge no longer bursting at the layers. The Christmas and New Year period is over and it is back to early wake-up calls and dark mornings, and waiting until the sun decides to shine again.

However, it is certainly not all January blues. If you have taken down your decorations only to look around and realize your home needs a bit of a refresh, there is no better time to invest than in the January Sales. Part retail-therapy, part home-improvement, you can cheer up your surroundings and save money at the same time.

We have selected some of the best pieces that are in our January sales this month and combined them with a few other of our favorite’s retailer items to pull together a brand-new look for every room in your home this year.

The Bedroom |  The Living Room | The Home Office

The Bedroom

Need more storage in the bedroom. Our beautiful Shay collection combines a painted finish with Omnus Oak 5-Drawer Chest tops for additional storage at an attractive price.

Add a bit of comfort underfoot, add additional stylish texture with this gorgeous shaggy rug from FlatFair, and give your feet a treat on those cold early mornings.

shaggy rug

Finally, treat your bed to an updated look for less with this gorgeous graphic cotton bedding set. The soft greys will combine perfectly to create an oasis of calm, perfect for January.

The Living Room

If your living room is feeling a bit artless without the Christmas decorations, it is the perfect time to give it a bit of a boost with cozy textures and an addition of colour. Our beautiful Cappuccino Open Bookcase classic good looks with high quality hardwood, so you know it’s a piece that’s going to last whilst providing perfect storage for all those books you got for Christmas.

Add a pop of colour to your sofa with this beautiful bold indigo throw from FlatFair by Post while wrapping up in front of the fire or your favorite.

Finish off the new look with a soft patterned rug to add a pop of style and comfort to your floors. We love this trendy pattern from FlatFair.

The Home Office

Your home office just needs a bit of updating. Start by taking advantage of our fantastic sale for a new set of drawers that is sure to make you more productive this year.

Replace that worn out carpeting for something a little more practical – stunning parquet flooring that gives you the look of real wood without the upkeep. This interlocking Deck Tiles Set are perfect when laid over underfloor heating keeping you comfortable and kindly through the winter season.

Finish off the look with some new artwork on the walls. We love the contrast this artistic wall decor will provide when paired with more furniture that is traditional and the sale price makes it even more affordable.

We have sales across our entire range of furniture and accessories this January! Why not take advantage of these incredible deals to beat the January blues and give your home refreshment.

 

 

 


 

 

 

3 Simple Lighting Tweaks to Revamp Your Room This New Year!

With the New Year in full force, many people are embarking on home lighting projects to update their home and give it a fresh lease on life. Making your home feel more bright and new can be the best way to have a change without having to move, and it can have an extremely positive impact on many aspects of your life.

If you want to update a space in your house and make it instantly feel more fresh and airy, we have compiled some ideas for you:

Lighting is one of the most important elements of any space.Even a beautifully decorated room can be bright and dull and not to mention without the proper lighting.

                                             “ The right size & style of lamp table is key for proper lighting

Lighting throughout a room should be from each of three different layers:

Ambient Lighting.

The first and largest lighting layer is the ambient lighting.  Ambient lighting is the light that fills the room. The ambient lights are install in the ceiling of a room, and a light switch near the entrance of the room controls them.  Ambient light tends to light a room evenly, but it does not provide suitable light for detailed tasks. Good ambient light provides brightness for cleaning a room and for entering a space without tripping over things on the way in.

Task Lighting.

The Second layer of lighting is task lighting. Task lights used to light up a small area – say a comfortable reading chair and provide brighter light for reading, writing, cooking or other tasks. Task lights are most often portable lamps, but they can also take the form of pendant lights shining down on the surface of a countertop or under cabinet lighting in the kitchen.

Lamps need to be placed on a living room furniture table large sufficient to house both the lamp and other items such as a book or a cup of coffee. To choose a table in the proper size, be sure to select one that is larger than the diameter of the lampshade on your fixture; if your table is too small, the lamp will overpower the furniture.

Accent Lighting. 

The third layer of lighting included in a well-lit space is accent lighting. Accent lighting typically provides very little useful light in a room. Accent lighting used to highlight architectural or furniture details throughout the space. Accent lamps look perfectly at home atop a buffet in the dining room, a sofa table in the family room or console table in the entry hall.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The right lighting can change a space from an affected place for engaging guests to a bright space suitable for working on your dues. Including light fixtures from each of the three light layers will ensure you have enough lighting to meet all your attractive and efficient needs.

Best Idea for Christmas Gifts for Décor Lover

 I decorated my home, collecting simple, neutral pieces that can work easily with different style, colors and seasons. Having a somewhat neutral base to start with means I can change up the look of my space with less expensive items like throws, pillows and seasonal décor whenever I get the craving to try something different; which is more often than I would like to confess.  So, for the most part, I tried to select items that fit under the more neutral category, so the recipient can perfectly work your best gift in with their preferred design style.

DECOR GIFTS

I love gifts that are lovely, thoughtful, and reasonable, and this first group of items fits that picture perfectly! These would be great gifts to take for a host at a coming holiday party or of course to give to a friend or loved one.

1- Wooden Nesting Houses | 2- Coffee Mugs | 3- Wooden trays | 4- White       Pitcher | 5. Picture Frame | 6- Candle Holders

1.WOODEN NESTING HOUSES

These tiny houses were one of my favorite items from Section .They will be perfect for holiday decor because they remind me a little Christmas village, but they are cute and neutral and will also fit in easily with most decor throughout the rest of the year as well. I take a set of these for my house, and I am thinking of taking a few more sets so I can give them as easy gifts in the months.

2. COFFEE MUGS
I take this exact set to use in my hutch as part of our fall decor this year, and they would be perfect for styling a bar cart and, you know, to drink from too. These mugs are beautiful and inexpensive and would make a great hostess gift.

3. WOODEN TRAYS
Wooden Trays are great because you can set up a little vignette, and then easily move it out of the way with one grab if you have little people coming over or just want to clear your surfaces. I have one that is similar to the one I am linking here on the coffee table in my living room.

4. WHITE PITCHER
I love the classic piece that can look in just about any space for just about any season. I think I have used ours in every room of the house at one point! Fill it with flowers and give it to a friend to spread some joyfulness this holiday season!

5. PICTURE FRAME
These Picture frame are an easy, reasonable way to fill a blank wall with photos of people, places, and things you love! I used them in my office corner and love having cute photos of my sweet boys nearby! Having a shelf or two with some budget frames filled with family photos or kids’ painting for a creative and useful gift!

6. CANDLE HOLDERS
I feel like these candleholders automatically add elegance to a room! I like to use them on my dining room table or as part of a vignette as shown below, Set a candleholder + a yummy smelling pillar candle, and you have an easy, beautiful gift!

5 DIY Ideas For This Christmas Holidays

Here is the means by which to make home for the occasions more about style and less about worry. Keith Scott Morton, Country Living; better Homes and Gardens, FlatFair Furniture.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve are coming. So are the occasion visitors. With a larger number of Americans adventure this season than ever many million individuals a year alone, it is anything but difficult for even the most experienced host to get worried. While we cannot serve your starters or cool your New Year’s Eve bubbly, we do know how to up the style bet of your home in ways that will support you to push less among the Christmas season, as well as year-round, as well.

 

The Rinko Parson Dining table serves up a chic present day vibe with its striking geometric cutplatform base and smooth vague quartz top. FlatFair Furniture.

With its rectangular shape, The Rinko Parson Dining table will relief guest because everybody will have the capacity to see each other and feel some portion of the conversation.

          Buffet Hutch China Cabinet includes more than a luxury touch. Flatfair Furniture.

With dramatic Baroque flourishes and greige shimmer accents, the Buffet Hutch China Cabinet conjures images of Old Hollywood glam. It also solves two classic entertaining problems by providing extra serving and storage space within arm’s reach of the table.


        All people require is to take a seat on Fabric Accent Chair to score the most relaxing seat in the house. FlatFair Furniture.

Guests will never guess that Fabric Accent Chair with its classic shape and tufted back is actually a recliner. Up to you, whether you spill the beans or keep this comfortable chair’s secret to yourself.

Designed of walnut and hickory this intricately designed serving cart, heirloom beauty, the warmth of wood…and more. Flatfair Furniture.

With rustic luxe finesse, the intricately designed serving cart is a double-duty asset.  Its spacious tabletop holds many snacks so guests can relax and food without ever leaving their seats. And with two full-depth/full-width drawers, this cart is the perfect place to stash items that need to be quickly picked up at the last minute before guests arrive.

The intricately designed serving cart.
This cart is a dream come true for anyone who entertains. FlatFair Furniture.

During the holidays, portable serving carts like this are invaluable because it saves lots of running back and forth to the kitchen. The Bar Cart is caringly designed with a sturdy metal frame, three large made of glass for easy clean up, bottle cubbies and side rails to keep contents in place during transport.

Ready to stress less, relax more during this holiday season?  Furniture like this can help. So can your nearest Flatfair furniture. Don’t delay. The holidays are upon us.

 

 

 

 

 

Tips on Keeping Your Office Organized

On the off chance that you have a small office, you know that it is so critical to increasing each square inch of room. Smart set up and use of your office is a must and we have plenty of office furniture and accessory recommendations to help. Look at some of our small office organization tips below!

Use a Tall & Narrow Bookcase

                            

Bookcases are a very big space saver to the otherwise cluttered stacks of books on your desk and the ones floating about your office. For a smaller office, we recommend using a bookcase that is on the tall and narrow side versus a short and wide one that will get up more floor space.

 

Utilize an Under Desk Filing Cabinet

An under desk filing cabinet is a great file cabinet solution for a small space because it fits right under your desk. We have a huge amount of style alternatives to look over, so you’re certain to find out one that matches your style and taste!

 

Put your money on a Desktop Organizer

Desktop organizers are an awesome approach to decrease mess on your desktop and sort out important papers in a perfect stack. The desktop organizer below highlights three stackable letter plate and holds a lot of standard estimated papers. Utilize one plate or numerous lastly freed your work area of papers!

New Sofas From FlatFair Winter Collection


Winter is here, the holidays are basically upon us as is another line dream convertibles from FlatFair. This time of year Flatfair is focusing on building upon the functionality that their dream convertibles line has been known for.

Sleeper Sofa


You may have an idea they’ve passed by the wayside, so far whether you get them drag out love seats or covering a-beds, sleeper couches are as yet an incredible choice when you require an extra bed for guests and much more enjoyable than they used to be. These plans include an inner bed casing and sleeping pillow that can be dragged out from the bottom the seat pads.

The beds appear in a variety of sizes, so far full and ruler sizes are generally famous. One thing to remember – couch sleepers frequently consider basically more than a standard lounge chair, so migrating the couch will need some extra support.

Regardless of the utilitarian sleeper couch arrangement,you’re searching for, it’s anything but difficult to discover a style that will work for you and your home. Shop our futon and couch determinations and restricted the outcomes around sort, highlights, material, and more to locate the ideal fit for any space, style, or spending plan.

The Breathable Sofa Convertible Sectional Sofa Set

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The Breathable Sofa  is a massive sectional

With a sofa bed that size you can invite your sibling’s entire family over for the holidays and have them sleep on the Breathable, putting to rest all your fears about where to put everybody with such little space in that city residence of yours. The Breathable also features a built-in storage compartment, just in case you needed something extra to go with your King sized sofa bed.

Convertible Sofa

With the most complete out variety of styles, convertible Sofas surround pieces that resemble conventional Sofas, however, overlap down or can generally be controlled to lie level with only a couple of movements.

Basic styles are for the most part armless with the back collapsing down to give a level surface to sleep. These outlines are some of the time similarly called futons by the manufacturer, however, the cushioning and upholstery are complete to the outside.

More amazing models may have settled or customizable arms, many unfolding segments, or a base that slides forward to make the rest space. Convertible sofas are available in a wide range of bed sizes, materials, and styles to suit any room.

 

Furniture ideas – DIY, Style, Affordable, Unique

The following furniture ideas are mostly collected from the internet and shared here as a hobby. Let us know if it violates your own digital right.

Key words: Hollow Bricks Furniture, Pallet Furniture, Spools Furniture, Pipe Furniture, Peg board Furniture, Stump furniture, Tire Furniture, Plastic Box Furniture.

A consumer’s guide to furniture

 

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How do you transform a house into a home and make it your own?  Larry Baer, a vice president for Baer’s Furniture, has some advice on how to choose statement pieces for your home.

What are the latest trends in furniture? Are there new furniture items and new furniture features that consumers should know about?

Baer: The design in general is constantly evolving and changing, so it’s never sitting still. Art, technology and fashion are always changing. The main trends are still consistent, and the primary styles don’t change. You have coastal, you have modern and you have tropical furniture, as always. But you’re also seeing a lot of interesting accents. What happens is, you’re reinterpreting old trends with a new approach. There’s definitely a bias toward more clean line designs, and you’re seeing somewhat more industrial-type furniture, like concrete tables, countertops and floors. It used to be you’d walk into a cool restaurant in Soho and you’d be surprised to see a concrete floor, but now you’re seeing it places all over the country, including homes in Florida. Acrylic is something, too, that’s really coming back in style, and that reminds me of when I was a kid in the ‘70s. In general, you’re seeing that people want furniture that’s got a lot of character. You’re seeing a lot of the hand-hammered metal on accent tables, consoles and even on bedroom furniture. That’s one of the great things about being a larger retailer, like Baer’s: You can source globally and price competitively and still have one-of-a-kind things. You can find stuff with beautiful architectural details and put together these really eclectic interiors in people’s homes. Consumers are becoming more comfortable with unique designs, and we offer complimentary design services to our customers. Complimentary design is a great advantage because people can express themselves and have that freedom, but know that it will all blend together and look well-thought out.

Is there a trendy furniture color or a popular fabric pattern this year? What special designs and colors should shoppers have their eye on?

Baer: We’re still seeing a lot of the spa colors — the greens and the blues and teals and turquoises. And we’re also seeing more accent pieces with a lot colors. It’s about letting people be more expressive and be more personalized, and letting consumers get comfortable being more unique and choosing what works for them.

What’s the best way to judge furniture’s durability? How do you determine whether a furniture item will last a long time and remain in good shape?

Baer: That’s a really tough thing because some unscrupulous retailers have done a great job making lesser quality things look like better quality things. But we do things better at Baer’s. Quality merchandise is one of the things we’ve built our reputation around. There’s great-value furniture, but you have to make sure you get good quality furniture because if it doesn’t hold up, it doesn’t do you any favors. Before you buy furniture, find out what the warranty covers and what the furniture is made of, research the manufacturer and make sure you’re buying from a reputable retailer. Some furniture stores are out to make quick profits, but at Baer’s we want to have customers for life. Baer’s is a family business; we know we’ve got to stand by customers to keep customers, and we really pride ourselves on giving customers the benefit of the doubt when problems arise. In this day and age, with the internet, if we don’t stand by your customers, you’re done, and your reputation is gone. We really have made a conscientious effort to really stand behind the things we’ve sold, at great expense to the company.

How can furniture shoppers ensure that they make comfortable purchases? Is there a trick they can use to find chairs, sofas and couches that will be cozy for everyone in their family?

Baer: I don’t think there’s any tricks in anything in life. When it comes to recognizing quality and comfort, there’s no replacement to going into a furniture store and sitting in the chair. Consumers definitely want to touch and feel it. There’s no way to know if you’ll be comfortable with it, until you sit in it. People need to experience the comfort and quality level to understand it. They can’t see comfort on a screen.

What other advice do you have for furniture shoppers? Is there anything else they need to know?

Baer: I think consumers are able to make much better decisions now because of all the information available to them. I think you need to develop relationships with retailers. This industry does not lend itself to ordering from a retailer across the country. You need someone local that has a reputation and that’s going to take care of their products and that will stand by you. We’ve been around for 70 years, and there’s a reason for that.  There’s a reason to buy local in this industry, because local stores have to earn our reputation every day.  We’re super proud of what we have to offer.

Contact Kowarski at 321-242-3640 or ikowarski@floridatoday.com.  Follow her on Twitter @IlanaKowarski.

10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself (Courtesy of popularmechanics.com)

​A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.

See whole article here.

Crystal Dvorak has been fixing, creating, restoring, and upcycling furniture for more than 20 years. The owner of Urban Patina in Shakopee, MN, she’s seen every problem a piece of furniture can have. And she’s fixed them. These are some of her tried-and-true techniques for repairs that stand the test of time.

 

Loose Rungs on Your Chairs

After years of being pushed and pulled to and from the dinner table, chairs can suffer from their wooden joints coming loose. The first casualties are often rungs popping out of the legs. "This happens even more frequently with new furniture that's not constructed as solidly as older furniture," Dvorak says. Those loose rungs need to be reglued. First, remove the old glue. "Sand the end of the rung clean, down to the wood," Dvorak says. "Then use a syringe to insert wood glue into the opening in the leg. A syringe lets you get the glue right where it's needed without having to completely remove the rung." Then insert the rung and clamp the chair tight until the glue is dry. "Keep in mind that not all wood glues perform the same," she says. "I've tried almost every wood glue out there, and I use Titebond III. I buy it by the gallon."

After years of being pushed and pulled to and from the dinner table, chairs can suffer from their wooden joints coming loose. The first casualties are often rungs popping out of the legs. “This happens even more frequently with new furniture that’s not constructed as solidly as older furniture,” Dvorak says.

Those loose rungs need to be reglued. First, remove the old glue. “Sand the end of the rung clean, down to the wood,” Dvorak says. “Then use a syringe to insert wood glue into the opening in the leg. A syringe lets you get the glue right where it’s needed without having to completely remove the rung.” Then insert the rung and clamp the chair tight until the glue is dry. “Keep in mind that not all wood glues perform the same,” she says. “I’ve tried almost every wood glue out there, and I use Titebond III. I buy it by the gallon.”

 

Wobbly Chairs

Few things are more unnerving than sitting on a wobbly chair. If gluing loose rungs and tightening the hardware doesn't work, then add right-angle corner braces. You can buy the braces at hardware and home improvement stores for just a couple bucks for a four pack. Make sure to buy the paintable kind if you want to paint the braces to match the chair."Add a brace where each leg meets the seat. You may have to bend the brace a little so it's flush against the chair leg—you don't want a gap between the brace and the leg," she says. "Be sure to drill pilot holes before inserting the screws through the brace. That'll keep the wood from splitting."

Few things are more unnerving than sitting on a wobbly chair. If gluing loose rungs and tightening the hardware doesn’t work, then add right-angle corner braces. You can buy the braces at hardware and home improvement stores for just a couple bucks for a four pack. Make sure to buy the paintable kind if you want to paint the braces to match the chair.

“Add a brace where each leg meets the seat. You may have to bend the brace a little so it’s flush against the chair leg—you don’t want a gap between the brace and the leg,” she says. “Be sure to drill pilot holes before inserting the screws through the brace. That’ll keep the wood from splitting.”

 

Pieces Coming Apart at the Seams

If furniture starts to separate at the seams where two pieces of wood come together, a simple solution is to add flat corner braces, which are available at hardware and home centers for less than $1 each. This eliminates having to drive screws through the seam in the hopes of pulling the gap closed. Add the brace in an inconspicuous location, like the back of the piece. "Place the bracket over the joint where the wood is the thickest so you get the most bite with your screws," Dvorak advises. "Use clamps to pull the seam tight, then drill pilot holes through the bracket, drive in your screws, and you're done."

If furniture starts to separate at the seams where two pieces of wood come together, a simple solution is to add flat corner braces, which are available at hardware and home centers for less than $1 each. This eliminates having to drive screws through the seam in the hopes of pulling the gap closed. Add the brace in an inconspicuous location, like the back of the piece. “Place the bracket over the joint where the wood is the thickest so you get the most bite with your screws,” Dvorak advises. “Use clamps to pull the seam tight, then drill pilot holes through the bracket, drive in your screws, and you’re done.”

Loose Legs

"When people drag furniture instead of picking it up to move it, they put a lot of pressure on the leg and can cause it to come off," Dvorak says. Some people compound the problem by trying to drive several screws through the furniture into the leg to secure it. That causes more problems by splitting the wood.Instead, Dvorak sands the part of the leg that faces the furniture to allow the glue to form a stronger bond. Then she applies wood glue and clamps the leg firmly in place. "You also have to use fasteners. You have to pre-drill to keep the wood from splitting, then drive two screws that give you at least two inches of bite into the leg." Countersink the screws, fill the holes with wood filler, sand the area smooth, and apply a finish.

“When people drag furniture instead of picking it up to move it, they put a lot of pressure on the leg and can cause it to come off,” Dvorak says. Some people compound the problem by trying to drive several screws through the furniture into the leg to secure it. That causes more problems by splitting the wood.

Instead, Dvorak sands the part of the leg that faces the furniture to allow the glue to form a stronger bond. Then she applies wood glue and clamps the leg firmly in place. “You also have to use fasteners. You have to pre-drill to keep the wood from splitting, then drive two screws that give you at least two inches of bite into the leg.” Countersink the screws, fill the holes with wood filler, sand the area smooth, and apply a finish.

 

Broken Drawer Corners

Dresser drawers are usually made of thin, flimsy pieces of lumber, and the dovetail corners are notorious for coming apart. "I get a lot of dressers where people tried to pin the corners with brad nails," Dvorak says. "That doesn't work. The wood is too thin to nail, and pinning it cracks or breaks the wood, making it even harder for the joints to go together. Plus the nails usually end up coming through the wood at an angle and are then poking into your drawer."The best fix starts with removing any nails from the corners. Then gently take the corner the rest of the way apart and sand away any remaining old glue. Apply wood glue, reassemble the corner and clamp the drawer until the glue dries. "If the drawer is sticking, apply beeswax along the bottom rail to help it glide," she says.

Dresser drawers are usually made of thin, flimsy pieces of lumber, and the dovetail corners are notorious for coming apart. “I get a lot of dressers where people tried to pin the corners with brad nails,” Dvorak says. “That doesn’t work. The wood is too thin to nail, and pinning it cracks or breaks the wood, making it even harder for the joints to go together. Plus the nails usually end up coming through the wood at an angle and are then poking into your drawer.”

The best fix starts with removing any nails from the corners. Then gently take the corner the rest of the way apart and sand away any remaining old glue. Apply wood glue, reassemble the corner and clamp the drawer until the glue dries. “If the drawer is sticking, apply beeswax along the bottom rail to help it glide,” she says.

 

A Veneer That’s Seen Better Days

Most furniture has a veneer covering. Even dressers, tables, and desks made from real wood probably also have veneers. Over time, the veneer can come loose from the underlying wood surface or chip off. "When it's lifting, first clean out any debris between the veneer and the surface underneath," Dvorak says. "Use your syringe to squirt some wood glue under the veneer, then press the veneer down. Place a wood scrap or shim over the veneer and clamp it down. The scrap piece of wood keeps the clamp from damaging the veneer and applies even pressure. If there's nothing to clamp to, place wood over the veneer and weigh it down with paint cans or something heavy."If the veneer has chips missing, fill the area with a wood filler such as DAP Wood Filler if you plan on applying a paint or stain finish. Make sure the filler can be painted or stained.  "Otherwise, you'll need to replace the damaged veneer," Dvorak points out. "You'll need a veneer that's the same species and has the same wood grain as what you have now, then play the mix-and-match color game to find a stain that is a very close match to your current finish."

Most furniture has a veneer covering. Even dressers, tables, and desks made from real wood probably also have veneers. Over time, the veneer can come loose from the underlying wood surface or chip off.

“When it’s lifting, first clean out any debris between the veneer and the surface underneath,” Dvorak says. “Use your syringe to squirt some wood glue under the veneer, then press the veneer down. Place a wood scrap or shim over the veneer and clamp it down. The scrap piece of wood keeps the clamp from damaging the veneer and applies even pressure. If there’s nothing to clamp to, place wood over the veneer and weigh it down with paint cans or something heavy.”

If the veneer has chips missing, fill the area with a wood filler such as DAP Wood Filler if you plan on applying a paint or stain finish. Make sure the filler can be painted or stained. “Otherwise, you’ll need to replace the damaged veneer,” Dvorak points out. “You’ll need a veneer that’s the same species and has the same wood grain as what you have now, then play the mix-and-match color game to find a stain that is a very close match to your current finish.”

 

Uneven Table

 

When one leg on a table or desk is shorter than the others (or maybe your floor is a little wavy), then the furniture will rock up and down. Luckily, this is one of the easiest furniture problems to solve—and it doesn't involve sticking matchbooks under the table legs. Dvorak recommends that you fasten nail-on glides to the ends of the legs. The glides are basically cushions attached to a nail that you stick in a leg. They're designed to keep the legs from scuffing the floor, but they can also be used to level a table. The glides cost about $2 for a four-pack.  Measure the gap between the short leg and the floor. Next, drill a pilot hole and insert a glide in the three non-problem legs. "Use washers to shim the last one," Dvorak says. "Place washers over the last leg to get the thickness you need, then insert the glide."

When one leg on a table or desk is shorter than the others (or maybe your floor is a little wavy), then the furniture will rock up and down. Luckily, this is one of the easiest furniture problems to solve—and it doesn’t involve sticking matchbooks under the table legs. Dvorak recommends that you fasten nail-on glides to the ends of the legs. The glides are basically cushions attached to a nail that you stick in a leg. They’re designed to keep the legs from scuffing the floor, but they can also be used to level a table. The glides cost about $2 for a four-pack.

Measure the gap between the short leg and the floor. Next, drill a pilot hole and insert a glide in the three non-problem legs. “Use washers to shim the last one,” Dvorak says. “Place washers over the last leg to get the thickness you need, then insert the glide.”

 

Busted Handles

When the screw holes in wooden handles are stripped, you won't be able to tighten the handle no matter how hard you try. You'll need to fill the holes with wood putty so the screws have something to bite into. "Make sure the label on the putty says it's drillable," Dvorak says. "They're not all the same, and some won't take well to drilling."Once the putty is dry, drill a pilot hole and reattach the handle using a screw. "You don't want to use a nail," she says. "A nail won't hold the way a screw does."

When the screw holes in wooden handles are stripped, you won’t be able to tighten the handle no matter how hard you try. You’ll need to fill the holes with wood putty so the screws have something to bite into. “Make sure the label on the putty says it’s drillable,” Dvorak says. “They’re not all the same, and some won’t take well to drilling.”

Once the putty is dry, drill a pilot hole and reattach the handle using a screw. “You don’t want to use a nail,” she says. “A nail won’t hold the way a screw does.”

 

Those Pesky Scratches

Dvorak says she doesn't use wood markers or fillers to fill in scratches because the process involves a lot of trial and error to get the right match, and despite all the choices available, it can be nearly impossible to get the perfect color. Instead, she prefers a paste finishing wax that starts at $6 for a 1 lb. can at hardware and home centers. "You can use a clear wax or one that's close to the color of the furniture," she says. "You can buff out minor scratches and make the surface smooth without having to worry about color matching."

Dvorak says she doesn’t use wood markers or fillers to fill in scratches because the process involves a lot of trial and error to get the right match, and despite all the choices available, it can be nearly impossible to get the perfect color. Instead, she prefers a paste finishing wax that starts at $6 for a 1 lb. can at hardware and home centers. “You can use a clear wax or one that’s close to the color of the furniture,” she says. “You can buff out minor scratches and make the surface smooth without having to worry about color matching.”

 

Deep Surface Damage

Sometimes, as with water damage or burns on the surface, the problem is too severe to buff out. "There is no quick and easy fix for this," Dvorak says. "To do it right, you have to refinish the piece." This entails stripping off the finish and sanding the surface, then applying the new finish. "It takes time, but you'll end up with a quality surface," she says.
Check out our how-to steps for refinishing furniture.

Sometimes, as with water damage or burns on the surface, the problem is too severe to buff out. “There is no quick and easy fix for this,” Dvorak says. “To do it right, you have to refinish the piece.” This entails stripping off the finish and sanding the surface, then applying the new finish. “It takes time, but you’ll end up with a quality surface,” she says.

General answer to customer’s complaint of FlatFair.com negative reviews

See also: http://www.shopperapproved.com/reviews/flatfair.com/

Review from Yitza Marie Perez in TrustPilot.com

Published Monday, March 28, 2016

Thank you.

Thanks for all the negative reviews and so many apologies from the company I won’t buy the living room set I fall in love with. I knew the price was to good to be true.
FlatFair

Reply from FlatFair

Hello Yitza,

Thanks for your message and hence, the opportunity to respond the reviews issue generally to you and all others may read this thread in the future.

FlatFair.com has over 2000 satisfied customer reviews here out of over tens of thousand satisfied but quiet customers. TrustPilot.com and Yelp.com, Ripoffreport.com constantly solicited our monthly fee for subscription and we can not satisfy their demand. The less than 20 negative reviews of FlatFair.com you found in Trustpilot.com, Yelp.com, etc. in the past years are getting way more exposure than the above other reviews. Are these factors related for the over exposure? I don’t know but you can make your judgement.

We apologize to those who left us negative review as many of the negative reviews were our fault and we treat those reviews very seriously. But we apologize even we were demanded unreasonably either by mis-information or abuse because we feel customer’s poor buying experiences need to be apologized.

We are proud that we were able to offer our well deserved customers in the very affordable prices with quality service! If you believe the price is too good to be true, it shows that we already left our competitors far behind. We hope your suspicious will be answered by those other tens of thousand customers shared their happy buying experiences with our product and our service.

We controlled our cost by not hiring expensive social media companies to beautify our images and to hide those negative reviews. We passed those saving to our valued customers by offering more affordable products and better services!

We hope you can give us an opportunity to prove us some day!

Thanks again!

 

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Published 4 days ago

I had a great experience!! I am going to order again, despite the negative reviews here.

I don’t understand why there aren’t more positive reviews, unless it’s that the customers who are satisfied just didn’t bother to write a review? I was afraid to place my order. I had seen the same sofa on other sites for about 30-60% more, even Amazon and Overstock. The brand was the same and so I went for it and ordered two sofas.

I received a notification the same day that my sofas were back ordered and Ken in customer service offered to cancel my order. I wanted the sofas so I decided to wait for them . They arrived before the estimated date by over two weeks and Ken communicated well with me the whole time. The delivery guy was nice and the sofas were packaged well from the manufacturer

My sofas are exactly as pictured, perfect condition and better quality than I expected for a sofa under $500 each. The quality seems equal to the sofas I was replacing that had been purchased from Costco years ago.

I will be placing an order now for a dresser, because it is $300 cheaper here than at the other sites I found it on!