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Supporting Charities

Friday, March 16, 2018 11:57:42 AM UTC

Supporting Charities

With all the recent revelations concerning the abuse of trust its not surprising that many feel let down by well known charities that we thought were doing a good job. Of course many charity workers do fantastic work, but a small minority letting down the rest.

We at Furniture Plus support Claire House which is a local charity that cares for seriously and terminally ill children. We believe that small local charities offer a gr...

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Furniture News - November 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017 2:23:36 PM UTC

Furniture News & Comment                  Nov 2017

More Independents Open

The first quarter of 2017 saw more independents opening retail outlets whilst chain retailers experienced a decline. Independents account for 65% of all retailing. Their success is helped by their propensity to change, shorter leases and providing a personal service. For now it’s a good news story and one we should celebrate and support.

Ikea for Rent?

Swedish furniture giant I...

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Where Does Our Furniture Come From?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:51:20 AM UTC

Most of the oak furniture on sale in the High St. is manufactured in the far east, principally China and Vietnam. Lower production costs plus availability of raw materials has led to a revolution in furniture supply.

The result of this has been to make retailers consider which method of supply is most suited to them. Buying direct or from specialist importers. Buying direct offers a price advantage whereas buying off wholesalers/manufactures offer...

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Veneer v Solid

Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:50:24 PM UTC

Veneer v Solid      

Buying Furniture? Should I buy solid or veneered and what is the difference?

Solid wood furniture is made of solid wood of one or more varieties.Veneer is technically a layer of hardwood glued to another surface below.

Some of the most expensive furniture is veneered whilst some of the cheapest is solid. Most of the furniture found on the High St. is veneered.

So what’s going on?

Quite simply there is no easy answer both have ...

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Tips for Removing Stubborn Oak Stains

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:39:01 PM UTC

coffee stained oak

The beauty of oak furniture is that the moment you introduce it to your interiors, you are creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Oak furniture is perfect for enhancing any room and creating a stylish yet practical focal point that will last you for many years to come. Whilst oak is a very durable, hard wearing material, it is very easily damaged when heat is applied. You often find that items such as oak dining tables, oak coffee tables and o...

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Back to School: 9 Things You Will Definitely Need

Monday, August 8, 2016 1:15:43 PM UTC


Going back to school is always an exciting time with the prospect of a fresh new year and the chance to kit up with new items that get you in the mood. Children always need a range of new school year items in a bedroom that will best suit their changing needs. We take a look at some fantastic options to help set your child up for the new term.

1. A Good Night's Sleep

A good bed is one of the most important things that children of all ages need for ...

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Oak Furniture We Love

Friday, July 29, 2016 2:46:45 PM UTC

oak furniture we love

We love oak furniture and the timeless charm and reliable durability of oak are just a couple of its major selling points. An interior trend that never seems to go out of fashion is Rustic oak furniture. Here are a few of our furniture favourites to complement your home.

Devonshire Rustic Oak Dresser

Dressers have made a real comeback in recent years, and this modern dresser would be a worthwhile asset to any living room or kitchen. Manufactured fr...

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7 Furniture Essentials You Need For Your Living Room

Monday, July 4, 2016 10:05:57 AM UTC

living room essentials

The living room can be the heart of a busy home. Whether we are juggling frantic family life or simply trying to negotiate work and a social life, the living room can be our place of refuge. We relax with friends and family here or take some much-needed “me” time. We catch up on our favourite series or curl up with a good book.

Whatever you like to do in your living room, there are a few furniture essentials that are key to the space. From solid ...

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