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    What is a Hope Chest?

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    As expert antique refinishers, we’re also history buffs and love to know how and by whom antique furniture and other artifacts were used.  A “hope chest” is a familiar term, but what is a hope chest, when were they used, and are they still around today? Here are some interesting facts about hope chests: The [Read the full article…]

    Hope Chest

    Upholstery Shop Demonstrates Making Cloth Face Coverings

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    With the CDC recommending on April 3, 2020 that the general public wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, The First Coast Home Pros Family of Companies’ Jax Furniture Refinishing and Upholstering decided to put their upholstery shop to work during the crisis making fabric masks. [Read the full article…]

    Common Furniture Styles Throughout American History

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    It’s fascinating to see periods of history reflected in the artwork, fashion, and furniture of the time.  As passionate proponents of antique restoration, at Jax Furniture, we’re very interested in design features and techniques of furniture making throughout American history.  Here’s a brief overview of the most popular furniture styles in America: William & Mary [Read the full article…]

    Can Humidity Damage My Wood Furniture?

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    Sturdy, well-made, hardwood furniture can last for generations when properly protected.  Routine dusting protects the wood from being etched by dust particles.  Positioning your wood furniture away from sunlight protects it from damage from UV rays.  Moisture is another thing your wood furniture needs protection from, though it can be trickier to manage.  When there’s [Read the full article…]

    Humidity Damage Wood Furniture

    What Does High Quality Furniture Really Look Like?

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    Customers regularly ask us how to know if their furniture is high quality.  Others want to know how to identify quality furniture so that they can invest in great pieces for their home.  Here are 3 qualities of excellent furniture that is worth the investment: Age – Antique furniture has the quality “built in.” In [Read the full article…]

    What Does High Quality Furniture Really Look Like