• Tips to Choosing the Perfect Coffee Table

    A coffee table is a staple centerpiece of each living room. Sometimes choosing a new coffee table can feel slightly overwhelming but with a few, easy tips it can make the process a bit easier. Tip #1: Size A general rule of thumb is to select a coffee table that is no larger than 2/3 […] Read Post

  • Meet Amy Thurston | One of KC’s Premier Designers

    Hear from one of our favorite interior designers, Amy Thurston, on how she uses Unruh Furniture's custom handcrafted pieces to perfect a space. Read Post

  • Meet Molly Jarvis of Brasstacks Design + Build

    Sales Lead Carly had the pleasure of interviewing Molly Jarvis, owner of Brasstacks Design + Build. Last year, Molly and Carly joined forces to design a table for Molly's client. The entire space, including Unruh Furniture's beautiful Bakers Field Table, was featured in the March issue of KC Spaces. In this interview, Carly learns more about Molly's design inspirations. Read Post

  • 8 Stylish Summer Table Setting Ideas

    Unruh Furniture recently did a collaborative shoot with Chentell Shannon, owner of Convivial Productions, and Stephanie Agne, owner of Golden & Pine. It was such a pleasure to spend time with fellow KC business owners who approach their craft with such pride and intentionality. It was an afternoon wonderfully spent, and we couldn’t wait to […] Read Post

  • Your Office Furniture Speaks Louder Than Words

    According to the British Psychological Society we spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes per day at our office desks. Whether you are set up in the backroom of a 3 bedroom ranch in a cul-de-sac or in a corner office on the 9th floor in the business district, your office furniture is important. Read Post

  • 4 Tips for Choosing a Trestle or Pedestal Dining Table

    If you’re in the market for a pedestal dining table, but you’re not exactly sure how to choose the best one, this post is for you. With our expertise and your skills in Geometry and Algebra, we'll find your perfect pedestal dining table. This post is brought to you by the letter P and the number 24. Read Post

  • The Courage of a Mother

    Recently, Tina Regier, who has taught 2nd grade for 24 years, received her completed table through the Mom Fund initiative. These are her words. This is her story about her and her son's courageous battle with cancer and their fight for hope. Read Post

  • Kansas City Furniture Store + Local Ceramic Co.

    Unruh Furniture is excited about our partnership with Chentell Shannon, owner and operator of Convivial Production. Like Unruh, Chentell's success story begins in a home garage. Read Post

  • 6 Ways to Add Custom Wood Furniture to Your Home

    If you can use barn doors for your pantry or reclaimed shiplap to cover your living room wall, then why can't you use it for your furniture? One unique piece can brighten any space. Read Post

  • Shopping For Fine Furniture On A Budget? Keep These Tips In Mind

    In a survey of over 2,000 consumers, 72.7% of respondents agreed that, “The design of my furniture reflects my personality,” and 67% of respondents agreed with the statement, “A lot can be said about a person from the furniture s/he owns.” Unfortunately, the furniture you love may not always have a price tag you love. […] Read Article

  • What Are the Differences Between Custom Furniture and Store Bought Furniture?

    If you’re one of the 47% of Americans who have not upgraded the decor in their home over the past five years, you may find yourself looking into getting new furniture. There are so many options when choosing furniture and homeowners often find themselves trying to choose between custom and store bought pieces. To help […] Read Article

  • Which Type of Material Should You Choose for Your Furniture?

    When a homeowner makes the decision to buy new furniture, they consider it an important investment. In fact, 95.1% of over 2,000 survey participants said they “expect furniture to last for many years.” If you’re one of those people who want the most out of their furniture, it’s important to know what kind of material […] Read Article

  • Factors to Consider Before Choosing to Buy Custom Furniture

    When it comes to furniture, it’s important for homeowners to have pieces that they are proud to show off in their home. It can be difficult for customers to find a ready-made piece in the store that compliments the rest of their home decor. However, custom furniture gives homeowners the opportunity to get the perfect […] Read Article

  • Wooden Furniture: The Benefits of Going Custom

    If you’re looking for new furniture for your home, you may find yourself traveling from store to store but still not finding the right pieces. If that’s the case, you should consider going the custom route. Working with an experienced craftsman, you can have a one-of-a-kind piece that is exactly what you want. With that […] Read Article

  • Modern Twists on Classic Furniture Styles for 2018

    Although constantly evolving tastes are pushing the envelope for design, classic looks are still the main influence for any trend. Finding the right balance between modern and classic is easier when you have the option of customizing the style according to your own personal needs. Cerused Wood Back in the 1500s, French furniture makers would […] Read Article

  • Make the Most of Your Space with These Small Living Room Ideas

    The living room is a space in your home where you can sit back and unwind after a long day. A cramped place, however, may get in the way of your relaxation. Although you won’t be able to change the size of your living room right away, it’s possible to trick the eye into making […] Read Article

  • How Unruh Furniture Helps You Create a Positive, Professional Image

    As a business owner or professional, creating a good impression on potential clients the moment they walk into your office is one of your major concerns. With each step forward, they are forming opinions about you and your character based on your appearance, mood, and surroundings, after all. Over the years, we’ve come to understand […] Read Article

  • Room Transformation: From a Plain Old Bedroom to a Rustic Dream

    Any bedroom, no matter how plain and simple, can turn into a rustic dream come true. You just need the determination and a little bit of research to make it happen. The right mindset and sufficient knowledge about rustic bedroom design, however, will not yield results until you physically apply these to the bedroom transformation. […] Read Article

  • Capture Fall Colors and Textures in Your Interior Décor

    As summer fades into the chilly fall season, the burst of color outdoors is simply too appealing not to emulate in your indoor environments. Pumpkin spice, cider mills, crunchy leaves, and fluffy sweaters are just a few of the sensory comforts that homeowners would love to bring into their homes this season. A quick stroll […] Read Article

  • From Rustic to Woodsy: How Wooden Furniture Influences Home Atmosphere

    Interior design is the meticulous art of putting things together to create a bigger, more beautiful picture. It goes beyond choosing what looks nice and what is currently trending, though. It considers what kind of atmosphere you want to give off before even deciding which types of furniture and fabrics to use. Similar to the […] Read Article

  • Working with Different Types of Wood: The Best Techniques We Learned the Hard Way

    Wood is one of the most valuable and abundant organic materials used in various industries. Forests are grown and harvested around the world to meet the growing demand for this carbon-neutral and robust material. Hardwoods are cultivated from broad-leaved trees and make up 10 percent of the world’s timber stock, while the rest is supplied […] Read Article

  • Handmade, Custom-Made, and Made-to-Order: Why You Deserve All Three

    The terms “handmade,”“custom-made,” and “made-to-order” give additional value to furniture; but is it well-deserved? Learn to be a discerning customer. Read Article

  • Inside Unruh | Ep. 33 | “Chiefs Kingdom”

    Here are 3 Tips from the Unruh guys to help you love this season even more. Watch Video

  • How Much Does Custom Furniture Cost? You Might Be Surprised

    You might be suprised by the answer. Read Post

  • Buying Furniture Easy as 1, 2, 3.

    We live in a 100-year-old home in Midtown, and I can speak for both my wife and I when I say our home is the most important and personal space in our lives... Read Post

  • Why Unruh Furniture Exisits

    We live in a 100-year-old home in Midtown, and I can speak for both my wife and I when I say our home is the most important and personal space in our lives... Read Post

  • Why A Lifetime Warranty Makes All The Difference

    My parents live in a beautiful home out in the country, so going to Grammy K and Papa Kip’s house is a special event. And you know what always give me a smile? Watch Video

  • A Day In the Life of Pete

    He shows up early every day, bright eyed and bushy tailed. Spends the day taking naps, running around in the grass, and trotting around the shop like he owns the place. Read Post

  • Trampoline Park

    Companies that bounce together, stay together. Read Post

  • Mistakes

    I want to share publicly what I often share privately among friends: At Unruh Furniture we make and have made a tremendous amount of mistakes. Read Post

  • 3600 Walnut Street

    We explored the whole thing for a couple hours and left thinking, "That is a sweet building, but there is no way I could fix it up enough, no way I could get city approval, no way I could truly convert it into a furniture shop." Read Article

  • Everyone’s Favorite Employee

    I have often said, and always on the record, that Cody is my favorite employee. Read Post

  • About Myself

    Really, what's the point of blogging if you're not going to talk about yourself. Read Post

  • Tables for Moms

    My wife and I had some friends over for dinner the other night and my friend ask me, "What's the scoop on Tables for Moms?" Read Post

  • Toilet Repairman

    Since this is a Thursday I thought it would be fun to tell a throw-back story. I'll start by admitting this is a real photo of me in a 95' Chevy Astro. Read Post