Jess Takacs

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Get The Look – Thanksgiving Table

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s some inspiration for pulling together a refined but rustic Thanksgiving table, perfect for gathering with friends & family! Set the foundation for this look with beautiful floors! This room features Esteem in Mocha, an engineered Hickory flooring. With a hand-scraped texture and beveled edges, this flooring feels timeless but still full of character. For the rest of this look, choose primitive inspired pieces with refined details and clean lines. Natural

Get the Look – Cozy Christmas

Whether you’re team ‘Decorate November 1st’ or team ‘Christmas is in December’ –  I think we can all agree that there’s nothing like a cozied up house in the winter!   Set against the beautiful white washed European Oak flooring from our Denali series, this style is cozy & a little bit Scandinavian. It’s timeless, but fresh, with staples that will look effortless all year long. Get the Look: 1 – York Slope Arm Sofa via Pottery Barn  2 – Carlisle Side

The Amazing Janka Hardness Test

Most of the following story is true. There once was a man named Gabriel from Austria who pondered some of the great questions in life.  Perhaps the greatest among these questions was the simple, yet diabolically complex query “just how hard is wood?”  Gabriel worked tirelessly to find answers.  Eventually, he adapted a test from another great thinker of hard thoughts- a Swedish fellow named Brinell- to suit his purposes.  He would dub his work the “Janka Hardness Test,” since Janka