Posts made in December 2017

Ways to Remove Glue From Wood Furniture

Austin furniture storeYou were using super glue for a quick project, and some dropped onto your wood table from your favorite Austin furniture store. Or, your child covered his wooden chest of drawers with stickers. How do you remove glue/adhesive from solid wood without damaging the surface? Keep reading for some effective and inexpensive tips to try.

Did you know orange peels can be used to dissolve glue? Rub the peel onto the small adhesive stain and let it sit for about 15 minutes and then wipe the surface clean with a rag. For a solution that’s less messy, go with an orange-based cleaner.

Rubbing Alcohol
This solution works particularly well for adhesive left behind from stickers. Simply soak a cotton ball with the alcohol and rub in a circular motion until the stain is gone.

Dish Soap
If your solid wood furniture has a heavy surface finish that helps protect from moisture, apply some dish detergent and warm water, and then rinse with a damp cloth. Use a gentle dish detergent for hand-washing dishes rather than detergent for the dishwasher.

Petroleum Jelly
If the wood surface is finished, apply some petroleum jelly and let sit for several hours. This should loosen up the adhesive enough so you can rub it away with a clean cloth.

Essential Furniture for a Guest Room

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Fortunately, you only need some common-sense furnishings to create a room that any guest will appreciate during their stay. Once these essentials are in place, you can then build around them with additional decor to create an even more welcoming space.

Comfortable Bed
It goes without saying that the most important thing you can provide for a guest is a pleasant place to sleep. This will require a quality bedframe and comfortable mattress. Quality pillows and bedding are essential as well, as most guests will be more interested in comfort than the room’s décor. A queen size bed is usually ideal for a guest room.


A Chest of Drawers
Having a few drawers to store clothing and other personal items is much more convenient than having to pull them out of bags all the time. Avoid cluttering the top of the chest or dresser with décor, as this space may also come in handy for your guest. To display true quality and a sense of home to your guests, go with Texas fine furniture made of solid wood rather than particle board.

A Nightstand
Most people like to keep their cell phones, eyeglasses, and jewelry close at hand. A nightstand on at least one side of the bed will provide the perfect space to keep these essentials. Add a small table lamp so your guest has a light source at nighttime.