If you are looking for a new piece of furniture that has a classic look that you just can’t get with modern, spray on furniture then it is time to think about getting some bone inlay furniture. Bone Inlay Furniture has been around for hundreds of years and has been used by many cultures around the world as a way of adding a layer of color and style to their home. If you have ever seen a Chinese porcelain doll then you have a good example of what bone inlay looks like. The style of bone furniture really started to take off in the Western world in the 20th century and since then it has become extremely popular with people around the world. But why have people chosen it over more modern styles?
First of all, let’s cover a couple of big changes to taking care of classic bone inlay furniture rather than modern furniture. The first is a bit obvious, you shouldn’t be using modern cleaning products on old bone inlay either. They tend to be way too harsh for the delicate workmanship or delicate paint usually used on old bone inlay furniture. If you must use one of these products, then make sure you read the label so you know exactly which one you are using.
The second big change is that you need to make sure your old furniture pieces inlay in your home are not too high off the ground. This can cause damage to them because they don’t have to cushion like modern pieces do. It is always a good idea to sand them down occasionally to keep them in tip top shape.
One place that new homeowners often make mistakes in taking care of their bone inlay furniture is placing the stencils too close to the edge of the bed frame. This can cause peeling and scratching. Remember that the edge of the bed frame is usually just one coat of paint away from being unfinished. That means that the edges of the stencils may not be smooth and level. If you notice that the stencils are peeling off, simply reapply the paint and wait a few minutes before putting your new dressers up.
Another thing that many new bone inlay furniture pieces owners aren’t aware of is that using complex patterns for carvings can actually cause damage to their surfaces. For example, using very intricate patterns using bold red paint on a white or black frame can cause peeling. This happens because the white or black color of the paint is very intense and the color itself is attracted to the metal surface. If this sounds like something that has happened to you, avoid using very intricate patterns. Instead, go with simple but striking designs that will really stand out without causing too much damage.
Bone inlays may take some getting used to, but they will definitely add an extra touch of class and style to any room. Many people opt for them simply because they love the look of natural wood. But it doesn’t have to be wood in order for your inlays to look good. Bone inlays may also be a great choice for adding a unique design element to a plain headboard or footboard.