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  1. Katris is… a cat scratcher, a coffee table, a cat tree, a book shelf, it's your call!

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ID:	10193Cats enjoy scratching cardboard, but they also don’t mind sinking their claws into couches and door frames. There are ways to discourage them from destroying your brand-new furniture (quietly weeping doesn’t help, trust me), but providing an alternative is step number one.

    Among the zillions of options is Papercut Lab’s Katris, which not only entertains your cat but doubles as a piece of furniture for you. The Tetris-style pieces fit together to provide ...
  2. Online Furniture Stores for Great Finds and Inspirations

    Are you on the mood to shop new furnitures for your space and have you figured out what you want to get for your home? Ready to hit the brakes to go to Lowe's or that local furniture store? Spare some time to read this first and check out some cool furniture stores online to save time and compare prices.

    Elle Decor shares some of the great online stores that could help you spot that perfect piece for your home.

    1. Made Goods- if you're aiming for a fresher, minimalist, ...
  3. Furniture designer Wendell Castle melds craftsmanship, technology

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ID:	10177Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer, and educator for more than four decades. An influential artist, his work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form and his name is revered above all others in the field.

    His bold and graceful pieces, often organic, and sometimes whimsical, are crafted from rare and beautiful hardwoods, plastics, veneers, and metals in a timeless ...
  4. An unfussy chaise lounge made of plywood? Ply not?

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    Plywood tends to be associated with unfinished building construction, so it's easy to forget that several modernist designers, from the 1920s onward, were obsessed with it as a furniture medium.
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    See, for example, Alvar Aalto's Paimio chair (1939) and Charles and Ray Eames' classic LCW or Lounge Chair Wood (1945).

    Now the versatile, inexpensive material - comprised ...
  5. Buying Furniture

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    Buying furniture has always been a perilous, complex affair. You don't buy a couch the way you buy a television or a laptop computer. You can't carry the couch out of the store with you (most of the time). Heck, usually you don’t really have a great idea when the couch will get to your living room.

    Like all businesses, the furniture industry is undergoing dramatic changes, thanks to the dual challenges of the digital age and the recession. That means ...
  6. Tips for buying vintage furniture

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ID:	10065Many people like to buy vintage or antique furniture from thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales.

    While the price may be right, other factors may be wrong.

    Here are some tips to ensure that you get the most for your money:

    - Furniture that is going out of style or is already way out of style typically will be available on the cheap. For instance, resale midcentury modern furniture — pieces from the late 1950s to the 1970s ...
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