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Obique Children’s Solid Pine Wood Furniture

Obique Children’s Solid Pine Wood Furniture

Obique Solid Pine Children’s Furniture

Obique Children's Furniture Solid Pine

What is Pine Wood?

As you may already know, solid woods are classified as either hardwoods or softwoods. It’s important to know that the description is based on the tree’s foliage rather than the strength of the wood. While hardwood trees lose their leaves seasonally, softwood trees maintain their leaves year-round. Softwoods aren’t weaker than hardwoods. Softwoods come from coniferous trees such as cedar, fir, and pine and tend to be somewhat yellow or reddish. Because most coniferous trees grow fast and straight, softwoods are generally less expensive than hardwoods.

Pine is a softwood that’s grown and used worldwide. Usually pine wood is light coloured with a prominent grain and has knots that are much darker than the rest of the wood. Pine is very easy to work with and, because most varieties are relatively soft, it lends itself to carving.

Pine is by far one of the most used materials when it comes to wooden furniture for your home. This is because pine has so many great qualities that make it the perfect choice for home furnishing. Typically, pine is used to convey a sense of lightness and simplicity. Being a softwood, it is light and knotty, perfect for country style furniture or rustic style furniture.

Why Consider Pine Wood When Choosing A Furniture Item?

As stated before, pine furniture is less expensive than many other types of wooden furniture. It can be painted, stained or covered in a clear coat of varnish. Because of the wood’s noticeable grain and knots, each piece has an unique look. Pine furniture blends well with other woods, allowing the buyer to mix and match pieces. Pine furniture adds cosiness to a room, and the wood is ideal for rustic or English Country décor. Pine’s colouring keeps beds, tables, chairs and storage boxes from appearing heavy and stuffy. Unfinished pine furniture, which can be personalized by painting or stencilling, allows great flexibility in a child’s room, as the furniture can be refinished and repainted as the child’s tastes changes.

What to Look For?

As for every item on the today’s market, the quality of pine furniture can vary widely. Although pine is more pliable than most hardwoods, pieces can last for decades if they are constructed well. Knots should be expected and can be attractive in a piece of furniture, but watch out for knots that create a hole in the furniture. Too many knots can weaken the piece. Although pine is a sturdy wood, it can easily be dented and scratched. Like all woods, pine will warp when exposed to constant humidity or moisture.

Pine Wood Furniture From Obique

Our furniture is made in the EU to the highest quality standards from solid pine and varnished with hard wearing high gloss, child safe water based varnish, to enable easy cleaning. Our products are entirely child safe in regard to the materials and design of the product. All too often, cheap children’s furniture is available from suppliers in online market places, that has not been properly designed for children. Manufacturing children’s wooden items is not just about scaling adult furniture to the size required for children. Obique’s best practice approach to manufacturing children’s furniture starts with a design phase, that eliminates the dangers inherent in adult furniture, that could injure your children.

We believe that the critical areas in designing children’s furniture are:

  1. A solid, strong, sturdy construction to ensure stability;
  2. The elimination of pinch points to avoid injury;
  3. The elimination of scissor joints to avoid injury;
  4. The management of the weight of furniture components;
  5. The elimination of rough, sharp edges and corners to avoid injury.

Whilst designed for use in the home, the sturdy construction of our products ensures they are ideal for use in a commercial nursery or Kindergarten. Our beautifully made solid pine children’s furniture was designed to survive rough handling by smaller children and will last for decades.

Photo frames

Technology now offers a way to store and display all of your favorite pictures using only a single frame – a digital one. Even so, we believe that the classic photo frames that you hang on your wall or place on your desk have their charm and bring that extra something to your home. A picture is worth a thousand words, so exhibit your photos in one of our gorgeous photo frames so that everyone that visits your home will see them.

Proudly display your fondest memories of times spent with family and friends or beautiful holidays abroad by encasing them in one of our exquisite photo frames. We have items that feature multiple frames, so you can swap them out and create a stunning collage of your fondest moments.

If you prefer minimalist colours, you can opt for one of our black or white frames, or if you’re a fan of the shabby chic style, we have quite a few photo frames that you will suit your tastes. Whatever your interior style or colour scheme is, we’re sure you’ll find a photo frame that’s perfect enough to fit both the photo it holds and its surrounding. Fill your home with great photos of friends and family and capture them beautifully in one of our great value photo frames.

Nowadays, we all store hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures on memory cards, computers, digital cameras and telephones. But when was the last time you actually looked at all those pictures you have stored? A collage photo frame allows you to choose a few favorite pictures and display them in plain sight, and we guarantee that every time you will see them they will give you a nice warm feeling of happiness.

Display fond memories of family, friends, pets, holidays, special occasions and moments to remember, in beautifully looking photo frames from Obique. From magical moments to inspirational landscapes, keep memories alive with beautiful photo frames.

Children’s wall clock

Obique Children’s Wall Clocks

Learning How to Tell Time – Necessity of a Wall Clock in the Child’s Room

Whether you’re teaching your kid to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, a wall clock with a child-friendly finishing is all you need.

Most parents are complaining that children prefer the digital clock instead of the analog one because it’s easier to read. Although we agree, we believe that every child needs to learn how to tell time sooner rather than later.

It seems that what confuses kids the most about telling time on a clock with hands it’s the fact that the numbers have two separate meanings.

When starting to teach a child how to tell time, first of all make sure the child can count to 60. Trying to teach the minutes in an hour before the child can count that high will be discouraging for the child and frustrating and unproductive for both of you. Another thing that helps is teaching the 5 times tables. Understanding 5…10…15…20…etc. will make it much easier to conceptualize the minute hand on a clock. Quickly being able to count by fives makes learning how to read an analog clock much easier.

If you find that your child is still struggling with telling time, consider buying him a watch to wear and replacing the digital clock in his room with an analog one. Save the clocks with Roman numerals for when he’s a little further along!

Teaching your child about hours and minutes doesn’t have to be a chore anymore. Everybody knows that children respond better to a playful manner of learning new things. Having a wall clock of their desire, shaped like a spaceman, princess, elephant or something else that the child loves will make the task of learning to tell time way much easier and pleasant.

Also, having a clock in every room is a smart way to stay on schedule. Wall clocks work well in almost any room so why not getting one for your child’s room?

Check our entire collection of children’s wall clocks and choose the one best suited for your child: butterfly, panda, motorbike, lion, elephant, ladybird – plenty to choose from!

Handmade Glass Clocks

Obique Handmade Glass Clocks

The handmade glass clocks from this collection are the perfect combination between a wall clock – functionality – and art. You can be sure that once you hang one of these on your wall, all eyes will be on it. The clocks have unique shapes given through the thermoforming technique. Being handmade and hand painted, you can rest assured that you have an absolutely unique clock.

The handmade glass clocks are made in an eye catching and very contemporary slim curving design – great on any wall in any room or in any home/office!

Modern flats are filled with glass items, from glass windows and doors to many other glass ornaments that make us feel at home. These glass objects can be categorized as articles for personal use, such as pottery, glasses in a kitchen, but their main function is generally utilitarian and not to decorate our homes. Our glass wall clocks are excellent examples of combining stylish forms with different designs in order to satisfy even the most refined expectations: flowers, abstract and geometric shapes. The wall clocks have varied forms and colours; they can undulate, be curved or straight to fit into any type of room or office. The wide range of models and colours enable you to find the best solution to suit your taste and needs.

Besides our beautiful wall clocks you have also the opportunity to choose a table clock. Our hand made table clocks offer you a great chance to select from various forms, colours and design. Some of them are even made to match the wall clocks, so you can create an exquisite matching set.

The high quality clock mechanism will enable you to be always on time and you can choose the colour, design to enhance the décor of your room or office.

The hand-made glass clocks constitute excellent gifts. They may be given as wedding presents for young couples, but they might be precious gifts for grandparents, too. These objects may also contribute to consolidating business relationships.

This clock is handmade and to a high design quality, sure to draw comments from everyone who sees it!

Taking care of glass clocks is as simple as taking care of ordinary glass: Don’t drop it!

Obique Children’s Solid Pine Wood Furniture

Why are wooden toys better for our children?

Nowadays, when it comes to toys, the market is over saturated with plastic products for children. This material became very cheap, making it more affordable for parents to buy toys made out of plastic. As far as we know, plastic is a synthetic material created through a chemical process in order to give it structure, texture and colour. And as chemicals are involved, how safe can our children be? Health is one of the reasons why we should reconsider getting wooden toys for our kids. Let’s see others.

Why choose wooden toys?
Wooden toys have been around for ages and passed the test of time because they are simple yet versatile. Plain activities such as making cookies at their own toy kitchen, or riding a wooden horse make a child engage more with the object and sparks creativity. How many stories have been created around your wooden horse when you were little?
Even if the price is a bit on the expensive side comparing to their plastic counterparts, wooden toys are durable, reusable and nontoxic, being suitable even for toddlers. So that your children can share the same toys and create lasting memories together.

At Obique we believe in creating the highest possible quality of children’s toys from the best materials available on the market. We take great pride in our handmade wooden toys and create solid wood furniture, painted with child safe varnishes for your children’s well-being.

Toy Work Bench With Wooden Hammer and Six Wooden Cylinders

Wooden Toy Work Bench With Wooden Hammer and Six Wooden Cylinders

Obique Children's Wooden Toy Work Bench With 24 Pieces, Including Hammer, Wrench, Screwdriver, Bolts

Obique Children’s Wooden Toy Work Bench With 24 Pieces, Including Hammer, Wrench, Screwdriver, Bolts

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Obique Children’s Solid Pine Wood Furniture

Decorating your home in a Vintage Shabby Chic Style

Shabby Chic is a very comfortable and casual home decoration style that uses pastels and vintage images and distressed look and feel. First appearing in the 1980’s in the United Kingdom and specific to cottage style living, the shabby chic style soon became very popular all types of homes.

Don’t let the word `shabby` fool you. The style might look a bit unstructured and lacking clear rules but it adds a timeless aesthetic and elegance to your home. Furniture pieces that are not genuine antiques are usually selected for their resemblance to older furniture styles in order to get that Shabby Chic appearance.

The unique shabby chic style uses a lot of white, neutrals and bright objects with a hint to country style living, delivering a comfortably worn and casual interior look. The main characteristic of shabby chic products is the aged, distressed look with soft flower, animal and other patterns on textiles applied to furniture and home décor products.

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Lots of everyday items could be termed shabby chic based upon the appearance of age with all the signs of wear and tear. Alternatively a modern production item could be distressed to achieve the appearance of an older item and easily adapted to a Shabby Chic look. If the mirror has scratches, scratch it some more and if the paint’s chipped, then you should consider yourself lucky.

So, before visiting your grandmother’s loft to find shabby chic items, check out our Shabby Chic Decorations in our online store and in our listings on Amazon.

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