Oak Cabin Furniture : Bobs Discount Furniture Review
Oak Cabin Furniture
Large movable equipment, such as tables and chairs, used to make a house, office, or other space suitable for living or working
furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
Small accessories or fittings for a particular use or piece of equipment
A person's habitual attitude, outlook, and way of thinking
Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects ('mobile' in Latin languages) intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things.
Furniture + 2 is the most recent EP released by American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was recorded in January and February 2001, the same time that the band was recording their last album, The Argument, and released in October 2001 on 7" and on CD.
a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area
Confine in a small place
a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
An Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (; Latin "oak tree"), of which about 600 species exist on earth. "Oak" may also appear in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus.
the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
A tree that bears acorns as fruit, and typically has lobed deciduous leaves. Oaks are common in many north temperate forests and are an important source of hard and durable wood used chiefly in construction, furniture, and (formerly) shipbuilding
A smoky flavor or aroma characteristic of wine aged in barrels made from this wood
Frederick A. Druf
Company F, 1st Iowa Cavalry Portrait and biographical album of Washington County, Iowa, containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Iowa, and of the presidents of the United States. Chicago: Acne Publishing Company, 1887. Pg. 509-510
FRED A. DRUF, merchant, and present Mayor of the city of Riverside, was born in Evansville, Ind., in the year 1841. He is the son of C. C. and Catharine Druf, both of whom were natives of Prussia. the former emigrated to America in 1836, and the latter two years later. They both drifted to Evansville, where they were afterward married. By trade C. C. Druf was a miller, and was engaged in that business during his residence in Indiana. In 1843 the family emigrated to Natchez, Miss., where Mr. Druf was engaged in building for about a year. While a resident of Natchez, their only daughter, Mary C. was born. In 1844 the family removed to Iowa Township, Washington County, and entered 240 acres of land on section 21, which was their home until 1877, when they removed to Riverside, where the last six years of Mr. Druf's life were spent. Upon this land he built a two-story log cabin, long since torn away and replaced, first by a frame and afterward by a brick residence. Upon this farm, under three large oak trees which graced their dooryard, the first Fourth of July celebration of this township was held, and perhaps the first one in the county. Nathaniel McClure was the speaker of the day. Dinner was served under the trees, on rough plank tables. The total population of Iowa Township at that time was represented at the celebration, numbering twenty-four souls. At that festal board the patriotism of the pioneer was no less manifest than to-day, when with martial band and caparisoned steeds the crowd parade the principal streets of a great city, whose march is heralded by the boom of cannon and the firing of guns. Those bronzed and bearded men, with their wives and children, had emigrated to the new country to find and make homes, and as the hearty hand-clasp was given and the crowd separated, three as hearty cheers as were ever given for th "Red, White and Blue" were borne away and echoed in the distant hills. C. C. Druf was one of the first Township Trustees of Iowa Township, and perhaps served in less important offices at an early day. He was not a politician in any sense, but during his life was an ardent Democrat, and the principles so warmly advocated by the father are endorsed by the son, who is a leader in Democratic local politics in this township. The attention of C. C. Druf was wholly confined to agriculture during his working days in this county, and before his death he was one of the wealthy farmers having accumulated money by hard work. He retained until his death his first entry of lands, which were at that time divided between his children. In 1877 he and his wife came to Riverside to spend their declining years, but their life's journey was almost ended. His death occurred in the spring of 1883, and his devoted wife survive him one year. In the death of Mr. and Mrs. Druf the county sustained the loss of one of her first and most highly respected families. Their daughter became the wife of Joseph R. Rose, a son of A. B. Rose, one of the original proprietors of the town plat of Riverside, whose personal history appears in this volume. The family are now residents of LaCrosse, Rush Co., Kan., where Mr. Rose is engaged in the furniture business, and also owns a couple of farms, and, like his father, is an enterprising man. Our subject, Fred A. Druf, was educated in this township, and until his marriage remained with his father on the farm. At the age of twenty-eight years he left the farm and engaged in the mercantile trade. His marriage with Miss Mary M., daughter of Isaac and Bertha (Noble) Whitehead, was celebrated in December, 1862. He had just returned from the army, in which he had enlisted as a member of Co. F, 1st Iowa Vol. Cav. His service was of an active character from the time of his enlistment until he was discharged on account of disability. He afterward recovered sufficiently to enable him to do farm work, and for eight years he managed the old homestead. He then began business in Yatton, putting in a stock of general merchandise, where he remained until Riverside was platted and the village started, when he moved his goods to the new town, and has since remained one of her merchants. In addition to his general store, Mayor Druf has embarked in the lumber business, and is also engaged in the grain business. He, in partnership with T. H. Ford, purchased and shipped stock until 1881, when the firm was dissolved. The firm of Cress & Druf began business June 1, 1887, following the old firm of Mechling & Cress, in the same line, and in the first store building erected in Riverside. With inclinations towards politi
Sea Cloud Newhaven
Sea Cloud is a completely authentic 1930s barque whose three masts are almost as high as a 20-storey building. This was the largest private yacht ever built when completed in 1931 by E.F. Hutton for his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, the American cereal heiress. During World War II, it saw action as a weather observation ship.
A kind of stately home afloat, Sea Cloud remains one of the finest travel experiences in the world. The activities are few, and so relaxation is the key, in a setting that provides fine service and style, but in an unpretentious way. It operates under charter for much of the year, and sails in both the Caribbean and European/Mediterranean waters.
Passengers are not permitted to climb the rigging, as is possible aboard some other tall ships. This is because the mast rigging on this vintage sailing ship is of a very different type to the more modern vessels. However, passengers may be able participate occasionally in the furling and unfurling of the sails.
There is plenty of deck space, even under the vast expanse of white sail, and the promenade deck outdoors still has wonderful varnished sea chests. The decks themselves are made of mahogany and teak, and wooden “steamer”-style sunloungers are provided.
One of the most beautiful aspects of sailing aboard this ship is its “Blue Lagoon,” which is located at the very stern of the vessel. Weather permitting, you can lie down on the thick blue padding and gaze up at the stars and night sky – it’s one of the great pleasures, particularly when the ship is under sail, with engines turned off.
The original engine room, with diesel engines, is still in operation for the rare occasions when sail power can’t be used. An open-bridge policy is the norm.
In addition to its retained and refurbished original suites and cabins, some newer, smaller cabins were added in 1979 when a consortium of German yachtsmen and businessmen bought the ship and refurbished it. There is much antique mahogany furniture, fine original oil paintings, gorgeous carved oak panelling, parquet flooring and burnished brass everywhere, as well as some finely detailed ceilings.
The only “dress-up” night is the Captain’s Welcome Aboard Dinner, but otherwise, smart casual clothing is all that is needed (no tuxedo). Mini-skirts would be impractical due to the steep staircases in some places – trousers are more practical. Also, a big sailing vessel such as this can heel to one side occasionally, so flat shoes are better than high heels.
The crew is of mixed nationality, and the sailors who climb the rigging and set the sails include women as well as men. On the last night of the cruise, the sailors’ choir sings seafaring songs.
The food and service are good, as is the interaction between passengers and crew, many of whom have worked aboard the ship for many years. One bonus is the fact that the doctor on board is available at no charge for medical emergencies or seasickness medication.