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Bunk Beds: The Minivans of Children’s Furniture, Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, many parents know that having children too young or not coordinated enough to climb up and down a ladder to a top bunk can be hazardous, which is precisely why we carry a variety of bed-climbing options for both our bunk beds and loft beds. Many of our most popular options utilize staircases instead, which have the additional benefit of providing extra storage space via … Continue

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An American Tradition: Rehmeyer Wood Floors

The American spirit is alive and well at Rehmeyer Wood Floors. On July 4, 2009, President Barack Obama described the American spirit we embody: “It is what has always led us, as a people, not to wilt or cower at a difficult moment, but to face down any trial and rise to any challenge, understanding that each of us has a hand in writing America’s destiny.” This independent, persevering spirit is … Continue

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Sleep Position & Shoulder Pain: Is There a Connection?

Whether we’re talking pain prevention or surgical recovery, sleep position can greatly impact your shoulder health. Basic Sleep Position When you lie on your side, notice the position of your shoulder. If you’re like most people, you position your body in a way that forces your shoulder into a forward position, helping you to prevent the immediate arm pain and numbness which would likely be … Continue

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Freshman Year: Full of New Experiences

For the first time, you will be away from your parents’ rules. You will have your own place to call home. For the first time, you will be away from your high school friends and any drama or pressure they may cause to your life. For the first time, you will leave your comfort zone and experience a new world; a world with new beginnings and new experiences. For the first time, you will be … Continue

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X10 Home Automation Wall Switches: The Decorator Collection

In addition to lamp modules and appliance modules, the X10 Home Automation product line includes a wide variety of automated light switches. In this post, we’ll focus on the three wall switches in our decorator lineup. Decorator Dimmer Switch The WS12A Decorator Dimmer Switch is a simply but elegantly designed wall switch that coordinates with […]

An American Tradition: Rehmeyer Wood Floors

The American spirit is alive and well at Rehmeyer Wood Floors. On July 4, 2009, President Barack Obama described the American spirit we embody: “It is what has always led us, as a people, not to wilt or cower at a difficult moment, but to face down any trial and rise to any challenge, understanding […]

Guide to Decking Installation: Eccentricities of Ipe, Part 2

We’re not just talking about Ipe, here; many of the same points could be made about other tropical decking species, such as Cumaru, Massaranduba, Tigerwood, and others. Like most tropical species, Ipe is extremely dense and hard, creating a unique set of challenges for those who work with them. We looked at a few of […]

Guide to Decking Installation: Eccentricities of Ipe, Part 1

We’ve touched on some of the unique issues that come up as a result of working with Ipe and other extremely hard tropical decking lumber species, before, but it bears repeating — and going into more detail. Getting the Right Cut A lot of decking lumber is quartersawn, in order to accomplish two goals: achieving […]

Rehmeyer Hardwood Floors: A Family-Friendly Option

If you’re a parent, or about to become one, you may see images of perfectly decorated and organized homes and think that hardwood floors are for those people — you know, the ones without kids, or at least without the rugged, messy, all-in brand of kids you have or plan to have. While hardwood floors […]

How You Can Love Forests Better by Buying Lumber

Builders, furniture makers, and even weekend hobby woodworkers all have one thing in common: respect for wood. Unfortunately, a by-product of that respect can easily be fear — fear of buying lumber because of rumors of a waning supply. Isn’t that part of being a responsible citizen and member of the planet? Maybe it seems […]

Sleep Position & Shoulder Pain: Is There a Connection?

Whether we’re talking pain prevention or surgical recovery, sleep position can greatly impact your shoulder health. Basic Sleep Position When you lie on your side, notice the position of your shoulder. If you’re like most people, you position your body in a way that forces your shoulder into a forward position, helping you to prevent […]