Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Furniture

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The word “furniture” is derived from the French term “fortifurniture”, which means to strengthen a building. People often feel the need to furnish their homes with items that add comfort, distinction and character. Furniture is an integral part of your home, a way for you to personalize your space in a cost-effective manner. Ticana furniture is designed by the finest craftsmen in order to create a furniture line that is affordable while offering quality and style.

Quality Furniture Is Built To Last.

Ticana Furniture is designed to last. This furniture line is built with a combination of hardwood solids and wood products, such as veneers, which are covered with laminate or paint finishes. These materials are chosen for their strength and durability; they are made for frequent everyday use. Quality furniture allows you the freedom to redecorate your home at any time without having to worry about disposing of your older furniture pieces. “Unfinished furniture” refers to unfinished solid wood furniture that requires additional finishing by the owner in order for it to be aesthetically pleasing.

Furniture is not just attached to walls; it has been used as supports for paintings on easels, carried on people’s backs (think of artisans in Renaissance China) or as children’s toys (ice blocks pushed across carpet).

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Furniture :

1. Our forefathers designed their homes around furniture.

 Antique furniture shops are full of beautiful and unusual pieces such as armoires, desks, chairs and dressers that were used by our grandparents and great-grandparents. Furniture from previous centuries is still very functional today, with many pieces surviving from the time of the earliest settlers.

2. Upholstered furniture was invented to ease sore backs in the early 1800s.

 Inventor Amos Adams Washington had been an army surgeon during the American Revolution and went on to found a company that provided medical supplies to soldiers. In 1817, his son became the first US Postmaster General. In 1819, Washington invented the rocking chair. The upholstered chairs, which were soon lined with horsehair, were designed to combat back pains from spending long hours seated at a desk (especially prevalent amongst lawyers and accountants of the time), and directly led to the official invention of the office chair in 1879.

3. Your favorite furniture piece was once your favorite food.

 Russian Emperor Peter the Great had a fondness for oysters and was known to sit with his feet dangling in a tank of water while dining on the shellfish. In 1750, King George II of England requested oysters delivered at his London home from the surrounding area. In the mid 18th century, British street food suppliers advertised oyster pies as “refreshment” for tired soldiers during their tours of duty in India.

4. Modern furniture was invented for royalty.

 It took 100 years for Queen Victoria to decide that her furniture needed an upgrade. In 1830, her husband, Prince Albert, commissioned cabinet makers to develop piecework so they could create more furnishings with more variety. He also hired craftsmen to create items such as hall stops and casters that could be used in all parts of the house. In 1848, he encouraged his cabinet makers to begin creating chairs that could be adjusted for height.

5. You’ve probably been sitting on a rocking chair for longer than you were alive.

 We now know rocking chairs as a prototype for modern office furniture because the chair was used by milliners and shopkeepers from the 17th century onward, who used them to display their wares. The rocking chair was also used as a footrest by people to read their favorite books in bed.

6. Artificial wood is used in furniture construction because of the war on Falun Gong.

 The government of China, which is known for its anti-religious policies, has used artificial wood as a substitute for real wooden furniture since 2005, when Great Britain refused to allow Chinese officials to visit England because Falun Gong practitioners had been banned from practicing religion openly in China. The ban was lifted by 2005, a few months before the fifth anniversary of the ban.

7. Furniture covers are made from recycled fabric and other materials because it’s cheaper than buying new clothing.

 Utilizing recycled fabric means that you can purchase less clothing. This also means that many people who buy fabric to cover furniture aren’t constantly replacing their clothing, so their carbon footprint remains smaller than if they were to buy new clothing.

8. You’ve probably been sitting on the same couch or chair longer than you’ve been alive.

 It’s estimated that you’ve been sitting on the same piece of furniture for an average of 3 to 5 years before moving it somewhere else in your home. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, more than half of Americans have lived with the same furniture for more than 10 years.

9. Wood is one of the top three most recycled materials in North America.

 According to a report by the U.S. Forest Service and Northern Arizona University Stream Reuse Field Team, approximately 50 percent of all wood removed from lakeshores, streams and forests in New England is re-used for furniture construction or as timber for other applications.

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