There are many different styles of furnishings to be found at unpainted furniture stores. It has to be said most of the pieces will be mass produced reproductions. That doesn’t mean that you cannot turn it into beautiful fixtures for your home.

The key is to pick simple styles that you can polish or stain to bring out the woods natural beauty. One style that suits most homes is the Shaker style. This was developed in the period from 1770 to the 1800s. The Shakers were a religious sect originally from New England. They believed that furniture should be simple and useful but don’t let that mislead you. The very simplicity of these pieces adds to their beauty which is why the style is so popular today.

You won’t find any ornate carving or embellishment on Shaker wood furnishings. The most that these craftsmen did was to use stains to accentuate the natural beauty of the fruitwood, Maplewood or pine wood they used. You can replicate this process by staining the bare wood furniture you purchase from the unpainted furniture stores.

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You can buy Shaker reproduction furniture in a finished state but often the pieces are made from cheap woods such as gum and whitewood. They are then stained to look like mahogany or oak. Buying bare wood furniture ensures that you know exactly what type of wood you are buying and you should be able to buy real pine or Maplewood for a lower price than the complete reproduction product would have cost.

You do not need to worry that you won’t have the skills to stain the furnishings yourself. All it takes is the correct preparation and the right materials and quite a bit of patience. I am sure that you will be absolutely amazed at the finished items you will be able to create from purchases made at your local unpainted furniture stores.

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Author: Chris Hartpence
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