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By ROB KASPER | April 1, 2006
IT WAS AN "OH NO!" MOMENT, ONE OF those instances of dramatic tension that afflict the dicey world of home repairs. This case concerned a tall armoire and a low ceiling. The armoire, or wardrobe, had been restored by my wife and me, stripped of wallpaper and several layers of paint, then rubbed with Danish Oil. The process had stretched over six months. Now, as we assembled the glistening pieces, it appeared that our whole effort could be for naught. Was this towering piece of furniture going to fit in the kitchen, with its low, 7-foot-3-inch ceiling?
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By ROB KASPER | April 1, 2006
IT WAS AN "OH NO!" MOMENT, ONE OF those instances of dramatic tension that afflict the dicey world of home repairs. This case concerned a tall armoire and a low ceiling. The armoire, or wardrobe, had been restored by my wife and me, stripped of wallpaper and several layers of paint, then rubbed with Danish Oil. The process had stretched over six months. Now, as we assembled the glistening pieces, it appeared that our whole effort could be for naught. Was this towering piece of furniture going to fit in the kitchen, with its low, 7-foot-3-inch ceiling?
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 24, 1994
Q: I'm trying to draw up a plan for my living room so that it can incorporate a wet bar with storage space. The problem is that an exposed bar would not look appropriate in this traditionally styled space. Can you suggest a solution?A: I see a number of alternatives, provided that plumbing can reach the area where you want to put the sink.I would start by looking for a decorative piece of furniture in which a sink could be fitted. Depending on the size, shape and layout of your living room, the best option might be either a tall piece such as an armoire, or a shorter cabinet or server.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 15, 2005
"I always wanted to be tucked in the woods," said Donna Denison, a 54-year-old Dundalk native, as she looked out her kitchen window onto brick walkways, tall trees and flowering shrubs. The dream began to take shape in 1975, when she and her husband, Dave Denison - now 57 and a retired project engineer for Bechtel Corp. - purchased a wooded lot off the beaten path in Carroll County. For a price tag of $16,000, they took possession of their 2 1/2 -acre wooded parcel. Three years later, contractors began work on a brick-and-siding Cape Cod home.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 15, 2005
"I always wanted to be tucked in the woods," said Donna Denison, a 54-year-old Dundalk native, as she looked out her kitchen window onto brick walkways, tall trees and flowering shrubs. The dream began to take shape in 1975, when she and her husband, Dave Denison - now 57 and a retired project engineer for Bechtel Corp. - purchased a wooded lot off the beaten path in Carroll County. For a price tag of $16,000, they took possession of their 2 1/2 -acre wooded parcel. Three years later, contractors began work on a brick-and-siding Cape Cod home.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Staff Writer | June 5, 1994
It's old, it's new, and it's environmentally conservative. What could it be? Bet you didn't guess furniture.But antique-style armoires, breakfronts, tables, beds and cabinets, newly made of salvaged old wood, are proving a popular addition to the regular line of fine and homey old furnishings at Gaines-McHale Antiques."
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | August 25, 1996
The French have complained that English words are creeping into their language. They object to signs in France offering "hamburgers" or "french fries." But there is no shortage of French words that have made their way into the English language."Armoire," "commode" and "chaise longue" are just a few of the French words we now use.An armoire is a large piece of furniture much like a closet. It has doors, shelves and hanging space.A commode is a chest of drawers.A chaise longue is a chair with an added resting space for legs.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff | September 26, 2004
The home office is starting to look more like home. That's the message of collections from Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Ethan Allen and other furniture makers that are integrating pieces that work into overall home design. They're catering to a growing market of people who work at home at least part of the time. The International Telework Association & Council says a recent survey showed 24.1 million Americans -- nearly one-fifth of the work force -- worked at home at least one day during the last year.
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By UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE | May 10, 1998
In the past 20 years, the status of the armoire has evolved from exotic to essential, from overscaled white elephant to a staple among household furnishings.This is simply because it's a piece of furniture that actually works. In fact, the armoire has been functioning diligently in Europe since the Middle Ages. Back then it was a kind of locker in which the well-dressed crusader could hang his suit of armor and store his mace, spear, sword and other weapons of righteous warfare.Later, presumably when hand-to-hand combat faded from favor, the armoire assumed more domestic duties, serving as a cabinet for clothes in pre-closet centuries.
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By houston chronicle | May 12, 2002
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Elvis is back in the building. And soon in your bedroom, if the good ole' boys at Galax, Va.-based Vaughan-Bassett furniture makers have their way. The Elvis Presley Collection, unveiled at the spring International Home Furnishings Market here, are not reproductions of the furniture at Graceland, Elvis' home in Memphis that attracts 600,000 visitors each year. These are relatively low-key designs inspired by Graceland and the King's time in Hollywood. The "Graceland" group features the large "Love Me Tender" bed ($599)
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,Sun Staff | September 26, 2004
The home office is starting to look more like home. That's the message of collections from Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Ethan Allen and other furniture makers that are integrating pieces that work into overall home design. They're catering to a growing market of people who work at home at least part of the time. The International Telework Association & Council says a recent survey showed 24.1 million Americans -- nearly one-fifth of the work force -- worked at home at least one day during the last year.
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By UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE | May 10, 1998
In the past 20 years, the status of the armoire has evolved from exotic to essential, from overscaled white elephant to a staple among household furnishings.This is simply because it's a piece of furniture that actually works. In fact, the armoire has been functioning diligently in Europe since the Middle Ages. Back then it was a kind of locker in which the well-dressed crusader could hang his suit of armor and store his mace, spear, sword and other weapons of righteous warfare.Later, presumably when hand-to-hand combat faded from favor, the armoire assumed more domestic duties, serving as a cabinet for clothes in pre-closet centuries.
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By Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel and Terry Kovel,KING FEATURES SYNDICATE | August 25, 1996
The French have complained that English words are creeping into their language. They object to signs in France offering "hamburgers" or "french fries." But there is no shortage of French words that have made their way into the English language."Armoire," "commode" and "chaise longue" are just a few of the French words we now use.An armoire is a large piece of furniture much like a closet. It has doors, shelves and hanging space.A commode is a chest of drawers.A chaise longue is a chair with an added resting space for legs.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 24, 1994
Q: I'm trying to draw up a plan for my living room so that it can incorporate a wet bar with storage space. The problem is that an exposed bar would not look appropriate in this traditionally styled space. Can you suggest a solution?A: I see a number of alternatives, provided that plumbing can reach the area where you want to put the sink.I would start by looking for a decorative piece of furniture in which a sink could be fitted. Depending on the size, shape and layout of your living room, the best option might be either a tall piece such as an armoire, or a shorter cabinet or server.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Staff Writer | June 5, 1994
It's old, it's new, and it's environmentally conservative. What could it be? Bet you didn't guess furniture.But antique-style armoires, breakfronts, tables, beds and cabinets, newly made of salvaged old wood, are proving a popular addition to the regular line of fine and homey old furnishings at Gaines-McHale Antiques."
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By Harry Merritt | September 10, 2006
SPLURGE OF THE WEEK EXOTIC DREAMS BRANDON HOME FURNISHINGS 118 Shawan Road / / 410-771-9191 or brandonofhuntvalley.com Looking for an armoire or a new sofa? Brandon Home Furnishings, a recent arrival at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, may have what you need. The store has more than 35,000 square feet crammed with furniture, art and other accessories. Everything is available immediately; in other words, if you buy something, you can take it home right away, provided you have car enough to haul it. Store hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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