My Victory Over the “Picoides Villosus” – the Hairy Woodpecker – and How I Saved My House

It was a Sunday afternoon when the Wife and I rented one of the best movies I have seen in a long time, Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” Just as Owen Wilson was sitting down with Earnest Hemmingway for a beer, I heard what sounded like a muffled jack hammer on the side of the house. I paused the movie, opened the door to the porch, and carefully crept outside. To my chagrin, a woodpecker...
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Musings of an Old Furniture Rep…“Arms” and “Legs”

Year ago I traveled Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont as an independent furniture rep. I would say from the early 70’s to the late 90’s… It wasn’t exactly the best territory, but the customers were friendly, the scenery was beautiful, and home base of Portsmouth, New Hampshire was convenient. I was never going to get rich, but I made a decent living and, to be honest, I didn’t...
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Casco Bay Furniture Reviews Decorating on a Budget!

We would all like to hire a decorator to assist us in decorating our home, but sometimes it’s not in the budget. A qualified decorator can cost from $100 to $200 an hour. At Casco Bay Furniture Review I decided to interview Eva, an old acquaintance of mine. Eva is probably one of the most artistically talented individuals I have ever met and certainly one of the best decorators I know. Eva, how...
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Casco Bay Furniture – Tear in Your Leather? Here’s What You Do

We recently got a call from a consumer who was distraught about a scratch they made in their new leather sofa…Casco Bay Furniture Review decided to investigate the topic. Richard, My husband and I were hanging a picture behind our beautiful new leather sofa and the picture fell, tearing and scratching the top of the sofa. There are three ½ inch tears and some scratches. We are sick about this....
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Casco Bay Furniture Reviews How To Clean Slipcover Furniture?

This is a question that many people have asked us at Casco Bay Furniture and one I am personally interested in as I have a white sofa and 2 white chairs in my own living room. I also have a wood burning stove and the inevitable dust that goes along with it. We clean the stove almost every morning in the winter, and no matter what I do, soot escapes during the cleaning procedure. Urgghh. So let...
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