Not A Good Fit

Not A Good Fit

Good morning readers, how was your travel to work or school this morning? After all there was a lot of ice and snow about so we hope that you all took care this morning.

As you can see I made it to my Natural Wood Desk safe and sound ready to write this week’s blog.

In fact in order to help keep my creative brainwaves in tip top shape, I decided over the weekend to buy myself a set of headphones. The idea being that I’m more than likely to write more inspired Mango Wood articles if my head is not full of the dramas of teenagers. People say block it out, yet those people are not confined on a bus for 40 odd minuets.

So I got on the bus and the headphones were exactly as anticipated, at first at least. I was there with my playlist going, blocking out the tedious teenage drama and sometime outright dumb conversations that often occur on the bus to work.

Then things went slightly wrong as the Bluetooth headphones kept disconnecting and reconnecting at random. The end result of this was either the song just stopping or worse it continuing through the phone speakers themselves.

So sadly I had to give up on this set of headphones and return to the joy of meaningless conversations and high school drama.

This got me thinking however about how some things don’t really work in the way you expect. Despite their best intentions you may need to find yourself an alternative.

This is a frequent occurrence in the world of home furnishing, as it doesn’t always go exactly according to plan first time around. Therefore you may need to find a dependable yet stylish alternative ton your currently living room furniture.

Thankfully our collection of handmade Indian Furniture can fulfil that exact need, with our brands including Dakota, Cuba, Mango and Jali all designed to be the perfect replacement for your old furniture design.

The Shade Which Works For You

The Shade Which Works For You

So your home design is meant to be a representation of what works for you and your home life. This means some homes you will see packed with elegant and detailed features. Yet on the other side of things you may see a room with a clean crisp and strictly functional design.

Going with what works for you make your home not only functional but also a more uplifting and relaxing place to be.

This could be from the actual size of the furniture itself to simple things such as wood finish.

This is something that we recognise with our years of experience selling Natural Wood Furniture; a simple finish can make the difference between a piece of furniture working for you.

This is why the large majority of our Solid Wood collections are available in a choice of wood finishes.

Mango Wood

With a large and aver expanding collection of Mango Wood Based products, it is important that we make your furniture choice as flexible as possible.

This is why each of our Mango Wood collections; Dakota, Mango and Retro Mango are available in 2 wood finishes.

The first of these is the vibrant light wood finish, ideal for homeowners looking for a vibrant and uplifting atmosphere. On the other side we have the dark wood finish. This gives each product a striking and eye-catching look and feel which is ideal for those who want their rooms to make a statement.

Sheesham Wood

Our Indian Sheesham Wood furniture collection is our most varied collection, with Jali, Cube, Cuba and of course Sheesham being members. Of course with such a varied collection requires a wide range of finishes.

This is why pieces such as the Jali TV Unit are available in a choice of 3 wood finishes. The first of these is honey, offering a rich and homely look and feel. Then there is the light wood finish, combining a vibrant look with accentuated wood knots and streaks. Finally this collection features our only Natural Wood finish, where the wood is not given any varnishes to alter the colour.

This means each item is exactly the same colour as the tree it was sourced from.

All of this ensures that your Indian Wood Furniture selection will work exactly how you want it to in your home.

Compilation Sensation

Complation Sensation

So I was reading through rolling stones list of 500 greatest albums of all time the other night and as expected the obvious faces. You know the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Elvis and the like, making me head to the Dakota Sideboard to check if I had many of these incredible and iconic albums. Read more…

British Weather

British Weather

Good afternoon, readers I hope that everyone is doing okay today. Hasn’t this weekend been eventful? Having none stop snow stranding people on their travels or forcing them to stay indoors, has certainly shaken us all up.

I mean, by now you think that us Brits would be used to this weather. Well… I suppose it’s just the normal over here; as we can have snow, hail, rain, sun and a thunderstorm all in the same day. Waking up on Sunday morning and picking up my phone off of my Mango desk, noticed a message had been sent, stating that my Rugby game was off. Read more…

Follow The Leader

Role Models

Good morning readers, I hope that everyone is doing okay this morning and has made it to work safe. I’ve just checked the latest weather forecast and apparently it’s just going to get worse. Read more…

Happy With Your Choice

Happy With Your Choice

Choices are always a factor within our lives. From the times you used to buy sweets from the corner shop, agonising over a Twix or a Kit-Kat, to choices that could change the course of your life forever. Read more…

Not Long Now

Keep Calm Not Long Now

Well, good afternoon readers and to answer that question ticking away in your mind, yes the weekend has arrived! Is there really anything better than that weekend feeling ? Read more…

Needing a Breather

Needing a Breather

Unleashing out inner potential is a fantastic feeling, weather its finishing your first model aircraft, clearing a hard boss on a game, powering through your exams or maybe just putting up the new wallpaper. Read more…

Waiting and Anticipating


Good morning readers, Tuesday has begun and I’m kicking things off with a blog. Of course there is a reason that I’m happy about it being Tuesday, as I am one day closer to getting my brand new pair of glasses. Read more…

The Tapping of Raindrops

Trade Furniture Company Blog

Good morning readers, it’s Monday and that means it is time for this week’s Indian Wood Furniture themed blog.

In fact it’s hard to think that literally one week ago a lot of us were caught up in a surprise snowstorm, which given we are in the UK means one thing. Read more…

Quality Lasts

Quality Lasts

Hello there readers, how was your weekend? Hopefully you’re refreshed and relaxed and ready for the week ahead (ready for the school run hopefully).

Over the weekend I decided that for the first time in a long while, I would just stay in and have a lazy weekend. That means planting myself on the couch and doing one of 3 things. Read more…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Okay well this may be a couple of days late but, Happy New Year Readers!

Yes we are now officially into 2018 readers; in fact it’s hard to imagine that I have been writing these articles for the past 2 years. Read more…

Switching Around


Some of us prefer to stay in a nice and stable environment where if something works why change it, from your favourite cooking recipes to your dress sense, if it works and you’re comfortable with it why should you go out of your way to disturb the status quo. Read more…

The Living Room Triangle

The Living Room Triangle

The living room is one of the most important features in any home design. Not only does this room represent the main recreational area of the home, but is also the showcase of what your own home design.

Frequently the living room design from décor to furniture choice extends through the household, setting the tone that you wish to achieve, be it modern and sleek or strictly traditional.

Yet the living room must also strike the perfect balance between style and practicality, after all unless you live in a home with a spare living space this room will be used more than any other in the home.
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Custom to You

Custom to You

Take a look at the picture you see above, this is from a website that sells custom t shirts and other items where you can chose either a pre-existing design or upload your own customised design which they will print and ship out to you.

So what exactly does this have to do with this week’s blog? Well from a certain perspective Solid Wood Furniture is custom to you as well.

Now we don’t mean that we offer custom designs or anything like that.

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Off The Shelf

Cube Light Shelf

Let me ask you something readers, what is the most frequently used piece of furniture within the home? Is it the Dakota Coffee Table or perhaps your Mango TV Unit to catch the morning news (or to watch Piers Morgan start arguments with people, if that’s your cup of tea).

However both of those answers would be wrong, in fact the furniture you are most likely in need of in the morning is the humble shelf.

Surprised? Well when you sit down and think about it, how chaotic would your home life be without this simple yet effective piece. Read more…

4th Times The Charm

4th Times the Charm

So did anyone catch the Mexican Grand Prix last night? I know I was glued to my TV set placed upon my Dakota TV Unit, and let’s say I wasn’t disappointed as Lewis Hamilton fought his way into history by winning the 2017 F1 drivers title.

In doing this he has now won his 4th drivers title, becoming only the 5th driver in F1 history to win the title at least 4 times. Of course in the yearly season review book that I’m sure will be making it to many F1 nerds Mango Bookcase soon, the race itself was anything but to plan.
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Forward Motion, Positive Emotion

Forward Motion, Positive Emotion

Don’t you just hate waiting? Weather your stood in a long que at the supermarket, waiting for your new parcel to arrive or even if your just stuck in traffic, waiting around is not something that anyone particularly enjoys.

We recognise that this is also the case when someone is revamping their home furniture design, as after all you want things to move forward at something of a brisk pace. Read more…

Moving House Tips

Moving House Tips

Moving House Tips

It’s getting closer to that time where we are all dying to get ready and settled for Christmas, and well many of us like to find and settle into that prefect place to call home, with all the hustle and bustle of everyday life the added stress of moving house is just not something that you need!

Well fear no more, we have put together a nice little list of tips to, well give you one less thing to worry about, or at least make it a little bit easier.
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