Nugget of the Week: 2011 Classes Just Around the Corner!

As we wrap up 2010’s classes, we look forward to scheduling our 2011 classes with some exciting offerings! Here’s a short list of classes we’re planning: DIY Custom Lampshade Class – turn your dim lamp into a bright one with a knockout shade! DIY Headboard Class – Spruce your bed! Complete your own designer headboard!…

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Before and Afters: Recent and from the Vault

Quite possibly, the most satisfying aspect of our job is the transformation we see happen to each different piece of furniture every week.  Sometimes we may lose sight of the scope of the transformation as we pass it through our assembly line.  First the piece is stripped down to the frame by one person, then…

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Spruce featured in Etsy Video

What seems like many moons ago (mainly because we’ve been eager to see the final outcome), we had a visit from a Brooklyn-based fellow from Etsy who came to film our process.  Eric visits with Etsians everywhere and tells their story through video on the Etsy blog, “The Storque.”  We had a great day talking…

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The History of Thonet

I have always loved wooden armchairs with smooth, curvy details. There is something about bentwood furniture that  is classic, clean and sculptural. So this week I thought I would touch on the work of Thonet, one of the most recognized chair designers in history. In my mind, what makes Michael Thonet (1796-1871) one of the…

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SALE!! 10% Off!!

Spruce is having a 10% off sale for ALL fabric and ALL upholstery projects starting today. Yes, you heard me RIGHT! With Valentine’s Day coming up soon we felt like we should show a little love with a great sale for our great clients. This sale ends March 1st, so come on into the studio.…

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

We are pleased to share that the chair dearest to our heart has found a lovely home. The chair that put Spruce on the map has left the building. It is none other than the Constellation Chair. The question, “Can we really do that?!” was said many a time in the early discussions of construction…

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