10 Tips About Western Furniture
1. How many ways can you use a wagon wheel? We don't know yet: there's no end to the creativity in Western furniture. We have wagon wheel tables, accents, loveseats - even yard decorations.
2. Western furniture takes advantage of nature's beauty. You won't find much plastic here. Solid wood with lots of inlay and craftsmanship is the standard of the West.
3. The best blacksmiths headed west because that's where the work was. You'll see it in the intricate wrought-iron craftsmanship of Western chairs, end tables, and wall decor.
4. Western furniture looks casual, yet it's surprisingly intricate. Craftsmen accommodating the natural curves of wood have come up with some remarkably creative designs.
5. Cowboys love a little pizazz. Western entertainment centers have more polish, inlay, decoration, and fringe than a Dale Evans jacket.
6. Western coffee tables and end tables look like they have a century of stories to tell. Most do. The intricate, often rough surfaces reflect the history of the wood.
7. Travel chests and trunks headed west had to be strong and durable. Today, they make the most interesting Western end tables and coffee tables. And they still store lots of stuff.
8. Sitting back in that Western rocker, aren't you dying to kick your boots up on that cowboy coffee table? It can take it. But your momma's apt to take a switch to you.
9. We love Western decor for its ingenuity. Antlers become coat racks, sticks become key hangers, horseshoe nails are hammered into door pulls.
10. Cowboys couldn't bop over to the mall every time a cheap table fell apart. That's why Western furniture is known for strength, durability, and most of all, reliability. It had to be then, and it still is today.
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