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17 Foundational principals in Kitchen design
17 Foundational principals in Kitchen design

by Kyle Lindstrom November 10, 2022

ItThe kitchen is the heart of the home and it is the place where day-to-day family life is directed. The kitchen is the place where people tend to have their best conversations and their most thoughtful engagements. It is also repeatedly stated as the most important room in the house by realtors. How kitchens are designed or renovated can have a huge effect on the resale value of a home. Due to the heavy measure of importance carried in the kitchen, it can be intimidating to build or remodel one. Below we have compiled a list of 17 different foundational principals to help you in your kitchen design and planning. 

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23 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as an Amateur Woodworker
23 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as an Amateur Woodworker

by Kyle Lindstrom October 19, 2022

Woodworking is a rewarding hobby, but it is not without its difficulties. We at Open Door Furniture have compiled a list of 23 things you need to know if you're just beginning your journey in woodworking. We hope that you can learn from some of our (and many others) early mistakes and flourish in your own ambitions as woodworkers. 

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The 2 Distinct Styles of Custom Walnut Furniture
The 2 Distinct Styles of Custom Walnut Furniture

by Kyle Lindstrom October 04, 2022

When we receive a commission for a custom piece of walnut furniture, we are faced with the question of how to build it. In traditional furniture building, the highest quality products are made from solid wood. Pieces of furniture built in this style are high in quality, but can potentially lack an even color tone. This is sometimes off-putting to our clientele. We have another method of building with walnut that addresses these concerns and elevates the aesthetic potential of the raw walnut. We call this building style "pattern matched".

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5 Considerations when Commissioning a Custom Conference Table
5 Considerations when Commissioning a Custom Conference Table

by Kyle Lindstrom September 23, 2022

The reception desk and the board room are the most client facing parts of an office. It stands to reason that businesses desire to keep these spaces looking clean, refined, and updated. When it comes to the boardroom, the conference table is the most important feature. Buying or commissioning a new conference table can be daunting and overwhelming. To help with this process we have compiled a list of 5 considerations for commissioning a custom conference table and the solutions we offer at Open Door Furniture to address those considerations.

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