Product Care: Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Reclaimed Wood Furniture

RECLAIMED WOODS

People who take care choosing their furniture want to do everything they can to care for the pieces that they choose in order to be able to enjoy them to their full and in order to ensure they last for generations.

We want to help customers keep their furniture looking as beautiful as it did on the day they first fell in love with it.

Most of Zin Home furniture is hand-crafted from reclaimed and recycled woods with unique characteristics. Natural splits and knots, weathering and wear from years of exposure, and mars left from previous use create a rich palette of rustic textures and colors.

The one-of-a-kind character of reclaimed wood is thoughtfully preserved in each design. Crafted with classic joinery, each piece is hand-finished in sophisticated neutral tones to enhance natural patinas as well as protect surfaces for everyday use.

Care for your Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Reclaimed woods are distinctly marked by the environment and the passage of time. Unique features of the wood including small knots, splits, and cracks have been preserved to add rustic character to each piece. By their nature, salvaged woods will respond to changes in temperature and humidity. Maintain yours with these care essentials:

  1. Dust regularly with a clean, dry cloth in the direction of the grain.
  2. Do not use furniture polish, ammonia-based cleaners, or other chemicals.
  3. Address spills immediately by wiping with a dry, soft cloth.
  4. Use coasters, placemats, and trivets to protect surfaces from wet or hot cups or dishes.
  5.  Avoid direct contact between sharp objects and the surface to prevent scratching.
  6. Keep out of direct sunlight.
  7. Always lift and carry, do not drag, when moving furniture.

Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Sojourn—Eclectic French Furniture

It’s sipping good craft beer, listening to Spotify and laughing with friends on a candlelit patio. It’s resting your chin on top of your four-year-old’s head – which smells of grass stains and garden dirt and watermelon juice – while he looks up Ichthyosaurus on your smart phone.  It’s reading a great book, logging a great run, or taking a great nap. Because sometimes you just want to hit the pause button on the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get away.

Sojourn Furniture Collection invites you to linger in a world apart without leaving home.  Inspired by beloved English, French, and Swedish antiques in tranquil, timeless finishes, it combines familiar forms with fresh tactile details.  Crafted of birch veneers in a lightly distressed Summer White, Sojourn features a soft Grey Lake accent finish on select pieces.  A scattering of others feature metal, and a couple of table tops have tops with interlacing fancy-face pecky pecan, cherry, and maple veneers in a casual, low sheen pecan.  Design details include such as dentil moldings, stylized bun feet, and reeded drawer fronts, as well as touches of gray linen, honed bluestone, and metal accents. Oil-rubbed antique brass ring pulls on round back plates and simple round knobs complement Sojourn’s understated finesse.

Sojourn.  It’s a peaceful morning spent gliding across a glassy lake on a stand-up paddle-board.  It’s a family game of Bananagrams during an afternoon thunderstorm.  Restful in spirit, Sojourn is both relaxes and refined.  Simple silhouettes enhanced with beautiful details will remain relevant for decades to come.  It’s life’s respite – whatever that means for you.

Universal Sojourn Respite Bed Queen

Universal Sojourn King Bed

Universal Sojourn French Country White 9 Drawer Dresser

Universal Sojourn Gathering Table

Universal Sojourn Wardrobe

Universal Sojourn Serving Credenza

Universal Sojourn Hall Chest

 

 

White is the New Black

White On!!!

As people’s lives are becoming increasingly busy, and cluttered by technology, people are looking for ways to simplify their environments. One way that this is occurring is with choosing the simplest of colors for their furniture: white. White suggests a clean, open and breezy space, even when a room is limited in size. White furniture is popping up everywhere and for every room, from sofas and sectionals, bed frames to dresser, to accent chairs, to dining tables and sideboards. You’ll even find white beds are becoming ever more popular.

It’s not just the serene simplicity that is created by featuring white furniture in your home, it’s that you can use bold pops of color to show your personality while still keeping the overall look of the room simple. In most rooms, when displaying your favorite collection or artwork, but using white as a backdrop, each piece is highlighted rather than being overshadowed by larger furniture.

One of the best things about white furniture is that is that they work with everything, and instantly brighten up your space. If your concerned that the whites you choose must all be the same exact tone, don’t. Most spaces work well when you blend a variety of white, especially by using different textures. You might choose a white sofa, that has clean lines, and simple tufting, and pair it with a creamy-white leather accent chair. By choosing white furniture, you can make other decorative changes to your room, such a going with a different wall color, without having to spend money on replacing your furnishings.

Whatever pieces you choose, know that you can’t go wrong with white.

Amity French Oak Upholstered Queen Panel Bed - White

Amity French Oak Wood 6 Drawer Dresser - White

Beach Cottage White Bedroom Set

White Bedroom Furniture

White Dining Room Furniture

White Round Kitchen Table

White Living Room Furniture

Dining Room Sideboards & Buffet Decor

As you’re looking to design your dining room, you will most likely determine that you need a sideboard or buffet to complete the overall look and functionality of the room. You may think that a sideboard is something you might find in a less modern dining room, maybe its something you have seen in your grandmother’s dining room. However, that doesn’t need to be the case. All dining rooms benefit from the addition of some storage furniture that works well with the overall functionality of the room. Sideboards are also a perfect way to store your dinnerware and cutlery, as well as other essential items, such as table cloths, serving bowls, napkins and glassware.

But just because you have now decided that you need a sideboard, it doesn’t mean that you have to go for a traditional piece of furniture. Today, there are sideboards that can fit any style dining room, as well as any size space. You should note, when selecting a sideboard, it doesn’t need to be the dominant item of furniture in your modern dining room—reserve that for your dining table and chairs. That being said, sideboards do not need to be a bland piece of furniture. Your best bet is to look for one that has simple and clean lines.

Before selecting your sideboard, you should make sure you know the actual dimensions that would work in your space. You can do this by marking off the floor using painters tape, taking into consideration the placement of your dining table and chairs, especially when the chairs are pulled out. When planning your dining space, even if you have an open floor plan, it doesn’t mean that your dining area can’t have a sideboard. In fact, a sideboard that is properly backed can make a great room divider, often breaking up the space between the dining area and the other parts of your home.

Whatever style of sideboard that you choose whether a modern sideboard or a reclaimed wood buffet, just know that it will quickly become a key, useful, element in your dining room.

Zin Home Sideboard buffet tables are available in premium styles such as beach cottage, modern, industrial, traditional, transitional, french country, farmhouse, and rustic. Our FSC-certified furniture helps support forest conservation. Most of our dining room storage furniture, like the Bina Collection or Angora Collection, are made from reclaimed wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Reclaimed means that 100% of the wood used in making our solid wood sideboard and buffets are recycled from old products, shipping pallets and old buildings. Also, our FSC certified sideboard buffet tables have decorative metal hardware such as nickel handles and other elegant features like flared or tapered legs.

Industrial Aged Black Metal Sideboard

Like a favorite flea-market find, our Aged Black Media Cabinet is embellished with iron and glass details resemble libraries of the 1940’s, provide smart and stylish organization for any room. Crafted of blackened aged metal panels and glass doors. This industrial style sideboard with 4 glass doors and fixed two shelves provide smart storage solution for storing cable boxes, DVDs and other electronics.

Industrial Buffet Sideboard

Contemporary Playlist 3 Door Sideboard Buffet

Vintage inspired Playlist Vintage Oak 3 Door Sideboard Buffet is the perfect combination of consonance and creativity. This luxurious dining room buffet comprises classic transitional silhouettes that also can play a contemporary tune. Crafted of quarter-sawn oak wood with solid Walnut wood inlay and lightly wire brushed Brown Eyed Girl finish and decorative grilles with After Midnight accent finished door panels. The Playlist Sideboards feature heirloom-quality construction, two felt lined tray drawers with silverware tray insert, vertical platter storage and tapered legs with metal ferrules.

Contemporary Buffet Table

Vaughn Oak Wood Sideboard with Mirrored Doors

Fearlessly mixing materials in a room created a found feel, in which each object offers a unique history, perhaps an adventure, to pull a room together. tell a story, and spark a conversation. Textural oak with a soft hand and smooth touch mixes antiqued mirror, iron framing and touch-open doors that skip handles in a favor of clean design.
Mirrored Buffet Sideboard

Van Thiel The it Takes An Hour Sideboard 8 Doors

The incredible Van Thiel & Co. The it Takes An Hour Sideboard with 8 Doors is meticulously hand-crafted from solid pine wood. Every item in Van Thiel & Co. furniture collection is done by hand. Bench-made by local carpenters, the love of quality craftsmanship is evident down to the tiniest detail. Hand distressed edges. Hand painted details. Hand applied patinas. Each nail is put into place at an artisan’s pace. The result is an incredible line of exquisite European antique reproductions that exude an unmatched authenticity and spirit.

Vintage Blue Buffet Sideboard

Couric Rustic Wood 4 Door Sideboard

Fearlessly mixing materials in a room created a found feel, in which each object offers a unique history, perhaps an adventure, to pull a room together. tell a story, and spark a conversation. Geometric and flat-stock underpinnings feel ahead of the curve. Heavily distressed, reclaimed wood contrasts with smooth, splayed Roble wood legs and touch-open doors that skip handles in a favor of clean design. Modern lines and ample storage make our Couric Rustic Wood 4 Door Sideboard a beautiful addition to a dining room or kitchen.

dining room buffet decor

Parsons Reclaimed Wood Sideboard Buffet – Grey

Parsons Solid Reclaimed Wood Buffet Sideboard is inspired by a time when wood furniture was joined to perfect by carpenters and cabinet makers who created pieces without screws, staples, etc. Our artisans have managed to recreate this effect in each piece of the bench-built collection, which is crafted of recycled and reclaimed wood with hand-cast hardware. This Parsons style Buffet Cabinet will add much needed storage to any dining room or kitchen. With five drawers and two doors, it will hold china, linens, serving pieces. The Sideboard could also make a great addition to a living room.

Reclaimed Wood Buffet Table

Farmhouse Style Rustic Wood Buffet Sideboard

Elegant, Refined and Reclaimed. The trestle-style Angora Buffet Sideboard is handmade from reclaimed solid old phone poles, old boats and shipping pallets. Angora exposes the knots and natural imperfections that make each unique and  subtly one of a kind. Classic lines and ample storage make this Sideboard a beautiful addition to a dining room or kitchen.

Farmhouse Buffet Sideboard

French Country: Louis Philippe Bedroom Furniture

Pennsylvania House New Lou Collection

With an attention on the unmistakable excellence and profundity of strong wood, New Lou restores and invigorates time-honored Louis Philippe furniture styling. Arguably the best selling style in traditional furniture during the last 15 years, Louis Philippe’s unadorned classic lines and gentle curves are universally appealing. New Lou borrows the best of Louis Philippe and makes it relevant for today’s younger consumers.

In 19th century France when Louis Philippe took the throne, he ushered in a new style of leadership. His chosen title, “King of the French,” rather than “King of France,” signaled a marked departure from the monarchs of the past. The citizen king assumed power not as a ruler of place but as a leader of the people. Thus, the style of furniture known by his name is a look of understated luxury for those who revere heritage yet crave simplicity.  This is a style that Gen X and Y can appreciate.

New Lou reinvents Louis Philippe styling. Crafted of solid alder in a lightly distressed, distinctly brown finish, New Lou Furniture collection juxtaposes graceful lines with modern sensibility and a casual attitude. Signature Louis Philippe molding gets a modern makeover that is strikingly updated yet clearly recognizable. Cast iron accents add a touch of drama to beautiful solid alder, while antiqued bronze ring hardware is comfortably familiar.

New Lou also is packed with the ingenious functionality that younger consumers demand. Look for hidden drawers and slide-out compartments for jewelry, valuables, as well as drop-down drawers for technology and baskets for storage.

Exquisitely crafted and timelessly styled, New Lou promises to reign for today’s younger generations, now and for years to come.

Louis Philippe Bedroom Set

Reviving the 19th century traditional Louis Philippe Bedroom furniture designs with modern sensibility. The Louis Philippe Sleigh Bed is exquisitely crafted of solid alder wood in a lightly distressed, distinctly Cognac finish. Evoking the architectural classicism with its classic lines and gentle curves, our French Country style solid wood sleigh bedroom set invites you to lay back and relax in its tranquility. With its marvelous moldings, gracefully curved headboard and intricate carvings, this Louis Philippe Bedroom Set will be the focal point in your bedroom.

louis philippe bedroom set

Louis Philippe Dresser

Evoking the architectural classicism with its classic lines and gentle curves, our French Country style solid wood double dresser is built to last. Featuring English dovetail construction, Cedar drawer bottoms, a drop front with full extension metal guides for electronics, antique metal drawer pulls and felt inlined hidden storage drawers for jewelry and valuables. This Louis Philippe dresser will complete your French Bedroom Decor.

louis philippe dresser

Louis Philippe Bombe Chest of Drawers

French Country style solid wood chest of drawers is built to last. Featuring English dovetail construction, antique metal drawer pulls, hand-carved moldings, decorative details and Lift lid with power outlet charging station. This Bombe-style Bedside Chest will complete your French Bedroom Decor.

louis philippe bombe chest

 

Louis Philippe Armoire Cabinet

Our French Country style solid wood tall cabinet is built to last. Featuring English dovetail construction, two beveled glass doors, two deep tray drawers, adjustable shelves, cedar bottom in bottom tray drawer, French style full-length crémone casement locks and can light. This wardrobe cabinet will complete your French Bedroom Decor.

louis philippe armoire

 

Louis Philippe Gentleman’s Chest

French Country style solid wood dressing chest is built to last. Featuring two doors with adjustable shelf and two tray drawers behind, three large drawers, pull-out valet hangers, antique metal drawer pulls and felt inlined hidden storage drawers for jewelry and valuables. This Gentlemans chest of drawers will complete your you Bedroom Decor.

Louis Philippe Gentleman's  Chest

 

 

How to Pick Out the Perfect Coffee Table

When looking for the right coffee table, you have to take a few things into consideration. If the placements of your other pieces of furniture are already in place, you should already have a good idea what size table you need. You may just want to ask yourself whether you want the coffee table to be a central piece in your living space, or is it mainly for access from your sofa. When measuring the space, it’s always a good idea to use painters tape to mark out the intended area. Be sure to keep enough space in between the furniture and the coffee table to allow for easy movement without banging your shins.

The good thing about cocktail tables is that they come in a large assortment of sizes and materials, all of which can help you make the perfect choice. It can also make selecting the right one to feel a bit daunting.

The first thing to consider is the size. If the area is large, you can look for an over-sized coffee table to fill the space. They might be nearly as long as your couch, but thinner—if that’s what the space requires. Or, you can find one that is both long and deep, and it will become one of the focal points of the room. But, if you do have a larger space to fill, but you don’t like the look of a very large coffee table, you can think about using two matching tables—leaving some space in between—to break up the space.

Another thing to consider is the material being used. Coffee tables come in wood, metal, glass, reclaimed wood, concrete, iron, as well as many other materials. If you select a solid wood coffee table, you may want to think about whether you would like it to have other functions, such as for storing things in drawers, or in baskets underneath.

You may prefer a glass coffee table, however, as it is functional and yet visually doesn’t overwhelm a room. It can also be a good choice if you have a beautiful rug that you don’t want to block with a solid coffee table.

Whatever coffee table you choose for your home, adding something new and interesting to the space, will make your home feel all the more put together.

Glass Top Coffee Tables

Glass Top Coffee Tables

Solid Wood Coffee Tables

Wesson Reclaimed Oak Wood Coffee Table

Reclaimed Wood Round Coffee Table

Ryan Round Coffee Table 48"

Metal Coffee Tables

Proximity Urban Traditional Furniture Collection

Traditional furniture design meet relaxed modern urban design in our Proximity Collection. Take updated traditional styling, infuse it with a purely casual attitude, add distinctive details, and you have Proximity. Both timely and timeless, Universal Furniture Proximity Collection combines the upscale cool of a revitalized downtown district with the relaxed demeanor of familiar forms and finishes. Crafted of figure cherry veneers and hardwood solids in a dark, lightly distressed Sumatra finish, Proximity encompasses time-honored styling for those who embrace tradition yet appreciate edgy details. Proximity is old made new and tradition tempered with a bit of modern innovation. It is sure to appeal to those with consummate good taste who also appreciate an up-to-date, easygoing style of living. Proximity,as the name implies, pulls together similar design elements to create a very put-together look. Proximity collection help express personal design by mixing elements such as metal mesh paneling in oil rubbed bronze finish and rustic woods. This collection include bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture and home entertainment centers.

Proximity Bronze Metal and Glass Coffee Table Set

Proximity Bronze Metal and Glass Coffee Table Set

Proximity Wood + Industrial Bronze Metal Cocktail Table

Traditional living room furniture design meet relaxed modern industrial design in our Proximity Wood + Industrial Bronze Metal Cocktail Table.

universal furniture proximity coffee table

 

Proximity Cherry Wood Extending Dining Table

This rectangular extension dining table feature heirloom-quality construction, wooden turned legs, sculptured apron, square patterned table top and one 20″ extension leaf that extents the table from 81″ to 101″. With its luxurious details, this extendable table brings traditional elegance into your dining room decor.

universal proximity dining table

 

Proximity Cherry Wood 3 Doors Entertainment Console

Our media console with doors feature heirloom-quality English dovetail construction, Three doors with French style full-length crémone casement locks, drawer moldings, adjustable shelves, and antiqued bronze hardware. This Entertainment TV Console is a must have for any family room.

proximity furniture entertainment center

 

Proximity Cherry Wood 5 Piece Round Dining Room Set

Round Pedestal extension dining room table sets feature heirloom-quality construction, sturdy square pedestal, sculptured apron, patterned table top and one 18″ extension leaf that extends the table from 54″ to 72″ Oval Table. This Dining Room Set include round dining table and 4 upholstered woven back dining side chairs.

universal proximity dining table

Proximity Cherry Wood 2 Door Armoire Cabinet

Our armoire wardrobe feature generous storage, heirloom-quality English dovetail construction, Bi-fold framed panel doors, wooden shelves, four tray drawers, wire management, power outlet, turned bun feet, antiqued bronze door pulls and a large open space that could house up to a 47-inch TV. The Keeping Cabinet is a must for your bedroom.

universal furniture proximity

Proximity Antiqued Iron Queen Sleigh Bedroom Set

Our metal sleigh bedroom sets feature heirloom-quality construction, gracefully curved headboard and straight footboard design. With its luxurious details, this iron sleigh bed brings modern aesthetic into your bedroom decor.

universal furniture proximity bed

 

Proximity Queen Upholstered Panel Bed

Our queen upholstered beds feature heirloom-quality construction, fabric upholstered headboard with decorative nail head trim and foot-board with moldings and bun feet. With its clean lines and luxurious details, this upholstered bed brings modern aesthetic into your bedroom decor.

universal furniture proximity bed

 

 

 

 

How to Choose the Right Size Dining Table

Choosing the right dining table can cause even the most self-assured designer to agonize over making the right decision. The most crucial decision to make first is deciding on the table size. For someone who loves to entertain, having a large dining room table would seem like a must, but the space that the table is going in will ultimately dictate the size.

Natural Reclaimed Wood Trestle Dining Table

If you have a dining room, most people look solely at rectangular dining tables. Most rectangle tables begin around 72”—although you can also find them as small as 60”dining tables—and will go up significantly from there. A 72” table seats six people comfortably. If your space doesn’t allow for a table larger than 72”, but you’re concerned about not having enough seating for guests, you do have a couple of options. Although it’s not ideal as it doesn’t leave much elbow-room for those sitting at your table, you can purchase two extra dining side chairs and use them when needed. You can also use a dining bench rather than chairs, on one side which will give one extra place for a guest.

 Round Expandable Dining Table

As tables increase in size, they typically get larger in 12” increments (72”, 84”, 96”, 108”), and usually allow for 2 more chairs at the table—an 84” dining table will seat 6-8 people, a 96” table will seat 8-10 people, 108”+ table will seat 10+ people. If you are the host of the Thanksgiving dinners, you might consider an extending dining table. Extendable Dining Room Tables can be stylish and offer flexibility.

To measure the space, it’s always recommended to use painters tape to mark the size of the potential table. You should also provide at least 24 inches of space behind each chair when someone is sitting in it. This is the minimum space needed for people to pass by when serving or leaving the dinner table. Once that’s done, you should also take into consideration other pieces of furniture you may want to have in the dining room—such as a credenza, a buffet sideboard, a curio cabinet, a bar cart.

Extendable Farmhouse Kitchen Table

Once you determine the size, the next question you will need to ask yourself is what style of dining or kitchen table works best in your dream dining room decor. Whatever your style might be, here at Zin Home, we offer from Traditional Dining Tables to Beach Style Dining Tables, Industrial Loft Style dining tables to Modern Dining Tables and Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room Tables to Parson style tables . For many people, the look of modern reclaimed wood dining tables provides the right kind of unique style the fits all sorts of spaces. For others, a trestle dining table with it’s classic design is the right choice. Another choice is table made from other materials such as glass top dining tables, concrete top, or even stone top tables.

Be sure check our dining room ideas for design inspirations.

Bina Max Dining Table 84"

Vintage Oak Playlist Furniture Collection

With the cohesiveness of your favorite albums and the adaptability to make it all your own, Playlist collection is the perfect combination of consonance and creativity.   Coordinated but not matched, this collection is comprised of classic transitional silhouettes that can also play a contemporary tune.

Crafted of quarter-sawn oak veneers, Universal Furniture Playlist Collection has a casual taupe Brown Eyed Girl finish that has been lightly wire-brushed for a cerused look.  Two accent finishes, a light gray Smoke on the Water, and a cobalt After Midnight, expand the repertoire.  Coppery Brass in Pocket finished hardware includes over-scale softened square knobs, ring pulls, and small round knobs, as well as sleek ferrules on tapered square feet.   Touches of ivory stone, Brass in Pocket metal accents, antiqued mirror, upholstered linen, cross-grain quartered oak borders and edges, and walnut inlay add those special notes that really wake up a room.

With its straightforward silhouettes and unconventional details, Playlist opens the door to personal interpretation for your space.  Smart, stylish, and infinitely adaptable, come home to the comfort of creating your own Playlist. Featuring Solid Ash Sides and Backs with Plywood Bottoms, Cedar in bottom drawers of bedroom cases except nightstands, English Dovetail on back and front / Wood on wood drawer guide, Full extension metal guide where noted on drawings, Adjustable levelers on door cases and round dining table. This High-End Furniture collection offers bedroom furniture, dining room furniture and living room furniture. Playlist collection is full of surprises.

Playlist Harmony Bed with Storage (Queen)

Playlist Queen Size Upholstered Platform Storage Bed

Playlist Queen Size Upholstered Platform Storage Bed

Playlist The Ensemble Wardrobe

Playlist Antique Mirrored Armoire Wardrobe

Playlist Antique Mirrored Armoire Wardrobe

Playlist The R & B Bar

Playlist Vintage Grey Oak Antique Mirrored Bar Cabinet

Playlist Vintage Grey Oak Antique Mirrored Bar Cabinet

Playlist Entertainment Console

Playlist Vintage Oak 8 Drawers Entertainment Chest

Playlist Vintage Oak 8 Drawers Entertainment Chest

Playlist Vintage Oak 3 Door Sideboard Buffet

Playlist Vintage Oak 3 Door Sideboard Buffet

Playlist Vintage Oak 3 Door Sideboard Buffet

Playlist Encore Dinner Table

Playlist Vintage Oak Extension Dining Room Table 103"

Playlist Vintage Oak Extension Dining Room Table 103″

Ripley Black Oak Dining Chair

This new take on the mid-century Windsor chair has a bowed, sculptural silhouette. With clean lines in a timeless matte black finish, the Ripley Black Oak Dining Chair is an extremely versatile chair that can effortlessly mix in to a variety of home styles. From casual cool to urban sophisticate and fresh bohemia, this mid-century chair adds a nostalgic note that will transform dining spaces to office spaces and any corner in need of an eye-catching place to sit. Check out the many looks of this classic chair.

Ripley Black Oak Dining Chair

Ripley Black Oak Dining Chair




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