Improve Your Craft: Make Your Furniture Stronger

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 23, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Wooden furniture is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. It's also biodegradable and durable, long-lasting when properly constructed, and it's a better insulator than many other materials. All these features have made wooden furniture in high demand. In fact, the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow in the coming years, from $105.9 billion in 2023 to $133.8 billion in 2027.

For carpenters focused on crafting durable wooden furniture, BECK’s Lignoloc® Wooden Nail System stands out. Tailored to work seamlessly with Lignoloc® wooden nails, these nails are crafted from renewable beech wood, ensuring both ecologically sustainable and aesthetic appeal. This makes them an ideal choice for constructing wooden furniture that is not only environmentally friendly but also showcases natural beauty.

Want to learn additional ways to create stronger furniture? Read on!

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Topics: Building Furniture, Tools, lignoloc, wood, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, beechwood, nails, sustainable building, wooden furniture

Bradders vs. Pinners: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 21, 2022 8:05:27 AM

In the world of nail guns, two of the most easily confused tools are the pin nailer and the brad nailer. Both power tools offer enough similarity in their applications that many professionals and amateurs use them interchangeably, but both are also different enough that knowing which is best for what use becomes important.

BECK's selection of both brad and pin nailer tools and combination bradder/pinner nailers is no exception. Both types of precisely crafted nail guns from BECK are designed to provide high-quality professional finishing work for diverse wood projects. However, it's up to you as a contractor to know when you should use which gun and when either a bradder or pinner would be ideal. Let's get down to the details about their similarities and crucial differences.

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Topics: Nailers, Building Furniture, bradders, wood, fastening system, pinners

Outdoor Living Areas are Better with Year-Round Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 22, 2021 7:45:00 AM

After spending time and investing money in upgrading your outdoor space, you’ll want to be sure that you can enjoy it all year long, weather permitting. As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its second year, you may be searching for ways to extend the use of your space—whether it is an outdoor garden or a small balcony—beyond the summer and well into the fall and winter months. Here are some ways that you can ensure your outdoor space remains comfortable and usable all year long.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL

It's All in the Details - Finishing Tips for Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 18, 2018 10:22:18 AM

Furniture guides and DIY templates have become popular among novice wood workers or crafty home owners. DIY furniture construction is empowering and a great outlet for creativity, but professionals know that furniture construction is all about the fine details. Here are the latest trends and finishing tips for furniture construction that will make your piece stand out from the rest.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture

Here Come the Holidays: An Easy Guide to Building a Toy Box

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2017 3:01:01 PM

There are few other timeless childhood treasures than a handcrafted toy box.  They don’t have to be complex or fancy for a child to get years of joy out of them, providing a lifetime’s worth of possible uses.  For instance, storage boxes can be constructed in fun whimsical colors and designs to match your wee-one's room decor, or be crafted in a more traditional style to ensure they have longer lasting utility, such as storing blankets and sweaters as you send them off to college. With Santa on the way though, it’s certain that having plenty of storage in your child’s room is a must, so here is an easy guide to get you started on building one!

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture

Labor Day Weekend Warrior - Quick Fixes in Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2017 12:55:43 PM

Holiday weekends are the calendar year’s greatest gift to homeowners. With an extra day added to the roster, the possibilities are limitless. This Labor Day weekend, tackle a project that never seems to fit into the standard Friday-Sunday timeline, and still have time for a family BBQ or two.

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Topics: Fencing, Deck, fasteners, Building Furniture, Staples

The Secret to Long-Lasting Outdoor Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 10, 2017 9:10:00 AM

When you build something you love, the last thing you want is for the piece to fall apart because of poor planning or execution. Building outdoor furniture is an art and can be a fun challenge but it takes more than determination to build long lasting outdoor furniture.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture

Achieving Adirondack Perfection: The Anatomy of the Perfect Summer Seat

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2017 10:00:14 AM

Summer is on the horizon and homeowners are ready to set up their outdoor spaces for BBQs, family parties and relaxing summer nights. Patios and outdoor furniture have expanded far beyond the old folding chairs set up around a fire. Create the ideal summer seat by achieving Adirondack perfection using these tips.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL

Think You’re Cut Out for Furniture Construction?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 28, 2016 11:28:02 AM

It doesn’t matter if making furniture is a hobby, full-time career or a one-time gift giving option, the goal is to produce quality pieces that look amazing.   Those that work with wood on a regular basis know how rewarding a finished product can be, especially when a happy customer buys it or a grateful friend can enjoy it for years to come.  But, there is one factor that can make a huge difference in that final product.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture

Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2016

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2016 9:50:00 AM

People in all parts of the country enjoy getting outside to relax, play with the kids, eat meals or just spend time socializing with family and friends. Outdoor furniture has come a long way since the days of the folding chairs set-up on your lawn. Today, outdoor furniture plays a key role in creating a welcoming outdoor space that is often an extension of the home’s interior, complete with many of the same (and sometimes even better) amenities.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture


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