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27 Jul 2017
Performance fabrics are more than your favorite Dri-Fit running tee.   In fact, these durable, comfortable fabrics are arguably best served on upholstery. Here at Circle, we have over 60 years of experience with upholstery; in fact, we've even been around longer than many of these performance fabrics.   Not sure what performance fabrics really are, or wonder if they could be perfect on your next sofa? Read on.   What are performance fabrics?   Generally speaking, a performance fabric is exactly what it sounds like: any fabric engineered to perform, whether you're in hot or cold weather, running a marathon, or playing a game of pick-up basketball.   Performance fabric was created to provide extra comfort and protection. In the case of upholstered textiles, performance fabrics go a ...
26 Jul 2017
  What are the best furniture stores in Boston, MA   There are a multitude of options for furniture shopping in the Boston area and navigating them all can be overwhelming. All furniture retailers claim that their high quality, authenticity, and good value set themselves apart from the competition. Here at Circle Furniture, we help thousands of customers each year find and create the perfect furniture and home decor to fit both their lifestyle and needs. However, as much as we love helping Bostonians - and neighboring Bostonians! - furnish their homes, we realize this is a big decision and making an investment in your home comes with a lot of different choices. Rather than turn folks away to research other local furniture ...
21 Jul 2017
  Organic Mattresses vs. Traditional Mattresses: Which is Best   If you're in the market for a new mattress, you will soon find there are lots of options!   Some of the most common options are traditional innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and organic or natural mattresses.   At Circle Furniture, we know just how complicated mattress shopping can be, so we did you a favor and answered some of those common questions.   What's in a natural mattress   Natural mattresses are becoming more and more popular.   As you may have guessed, natural mattresses are made of more natural materials compared to a traditional foam mattress.   Most often natural mattresses are made with a combination of latex, cotton, and wool.   Natural latex, ...
19 Jul 2017
  The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) kicks off its 38th year in under a month; this year, the PMC aims to raise $48 million to support patient care and cancer research. The Circle Furniture family has been involved since 2008 as cyclists and volunteers - check out more below!   Why Circle Got Involved   The Tubman family has been involved in the PMC since 2008, when Richard Tubman was diagnosed with cancer. Richard promised his doctor that he would ride alongside him if he survived "“ and he did. In an interview with the Concord Patch in 2013, Richard said, "My first diagnosis was grim and had me thinking I would never get to fulfill that promise"¦ but a second opinion and some fine work ...
26 Jun 2017
PSA: Chandeliers aren't just for dining rooms. Quirky or sophisticated, modern or traditional, the right chandelier will add ambiance, character, and light to your space. It can, however, be a tough choice - and once you've made it, how do you hang it up! Here are some pointers from our designers.   First, listen to what the house is telling you. Is it modern or classic, industrial or transitional The same chandelier will operate differently depending on the space. Do you want it to be the focal point of your room, or would you prefer for it to blend seamlessly in with the existing design Don't shy away from placing chandeliers in rooms throughout your house; they're not just reserved for dining ...
20 Jul 2016
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06 Apr 2016
As a provider of beautifully crafted solid wood furniture we often get asked, "what type of wood is used to make your tables, chairs, dressers, etc." We have carefully selected wood shops to partner with that not  only build beautiful long lasting wood furniture but also  source it locally from sustainable forests. Here are some of  the wood species we use and their characteristics: MAPLE   Characteristics: Maple sapwood is creamy white with a slight reddish brown tinge. Maple heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown. Wood has a close, fine texture and is generally straight grained but it can also feature fiddle-back, tiger, burl and birds-eye figuring. Maple is a heavy wood. CHERRY   Characteristics: Sapwood is creamy white. Heartwood is red to reddish brown. When first ...