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Is Reclaimed Wood Furniture Safe?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Reclaimed wood furniture is taken through a process of refinement to ensure the safety of pieces made from recycled wood projects but you should still take precautions. Being that reclaimed wood comes from so many different sources, it is difficult for distributors to track where each and every piece came from, let alone what type of paint or finish it was coated with.

Reclaimed wood is used to make everything including hardwood flooring, wall paneling, cabinets, shelves, furniture, and much more. It’s becoming ever more popular after the reclaimed lumber industry formed and began to gain momentum in the 1980’s. In the 90’s we saw reclaimed wood furniture become even more popular due in large part to the unique antique patina that it offered and the fact that it was an eco-friendly and sustainable solution to furnishing your home.

Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Examples of Reclaimed Wood Furniture.

Short Answer: Use caution when using reclaimed wood inside your home. It’s hard to tell where the wood was sourced from. Test any reclaimed wood furniture before you use it inside or around your home.


Lamps, Lights and Chandeliers for Your Asian Furniture Collection

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

oriental lightingNothing makes a bigger statement when it comes to Oriental home décor than the lights you choose to accent your home. Whether it’s a hanging paper lamp, glass chandelier, iron chandelier or Asian partition lamps, it is essential that you choose the lights that will not only complements your Asian furniture, but cast the right glow over the entire room. Of course at Tansu we love the paper floor lamps and wicker partition lights found on our site, but we recognize that they are not for everyone. For those with few or no Asian furniture pieces there may be more appropriate lighting solutions for you.

If your home is filled with classic furniture or European style contemporary furniture we recommend the Chandelier Warehouse. They offer a complete collection of crystal chandeliers, iron chandeliers, glass chandeliers and contemporary chandeliers that are more suitable for homes with few or no Asian furniture pieces. You’ll find quality lighting ideas for every room in your home that won’t break the bank.

Finding the right chandelier can be a tedious process, but luckily for today’s consumer, the internet makes shopping through 1000’s of pieces as easy as clicking a button. Now you can shop by size, material, style or price until you find the perfect chandelier to light your home. Whether your looking for an iron chandelier to hang in your entryway, a new wall sconce for your bathroom or a beautiful crystal chandelier to add ambience to formal meals, we recommend the Chandelier Warehouse.

Of course if you’re as keen on contemporary Asian furniture as we are then we’re confident that we will be able to satisfy you Asian lighting needs. We carry a complete collection of partition lamps, paper lamps, wall lights and more. Our Asian lighting collection is imported primarily from Indonesia and brought here for you. Give us a call and we can recommend the right light to accent your Asian home décor.