Wood furniture, at one time, was the only option available so it was the style seen in almost every home. Through the years, manufacturers began making a variety of different furniture, giving shoppers the option of more styles, more fabrics and, unfortunately, lower quality wood. Shoppers loved the variety and took advantage of the different styles, colors and fabrics and no two homes would have the same style sofa. Today, shoppers are turning the interests back to wood furniture and appreciating it for the beauty and style it brings into the home. Wood furniture will enhance any dcor. Here are some of the many advantages of high quality wood furniture.
• It’s a natural product of beauty.
• Wood furniture is durable.
• Wood furniture is easy to maintain and clean.
• Wood furniture comes in a variety of styles, finishes and quality.
Many people mistakenly believe the finish they have on their wood is the same as the wood product used to make furniture. The finish is simply a protective covering on the wood.
Furniture can be made of pine but may have a maple or mahogany finish. This may give it the appearance of maple or mahogany, but it’s still made of pine. Today you can find wood furniture in almost any stain. Many consumers buy antique and very valuable furniture and have it refinished to original wood or in a finish of their preference.
Different Qualities of Wood Furniture
As with all types of furniture, there are many different qualities of wood furniture to meet your individual needs and budget. The majority of the furniture you see today is a combination of solid wood and real wood veneer. Although many believe that furniture must be made of solid wood to be high quality, this is not always the case. Many people that have furniture made of solid wood experience splitting and cracking of the wood due to humidity and similar weather conditions.
You can find beautiful, durable and very expensive furniture that’s a unique combination of solid wood and wood veneer, with the result being the perfect combination of beautiful finishes and patterns. The least expensive wood furniture is ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture. This type of furniture comes to you in boxes with a set of instructions to help you put them together. Companies that offer RTA include Azura, Bestar Furniture and Bush Furniture. This is a great way to get beautiful furniture at an affordable price.
Look for Good Quality Construction
Some of the most popular wood choices used in wood furniture include pine, maple, cherry and oak. While the type of wood used is important, what’s more important is how the furniture is put together. Avoid wood furniture that is made with “wood products” and put together with staples and little nails. The sturdiest type of drawer construction is “dove tail” construction, which consists of the wood woven together like interlocking fingers. This construction ensures that our furniture will be strong and durable for many years.
When looking for high quality furniture, it’s important that it’s offered with warranties and special features that will ensure its durability. Dust proofing is a feature often offered on night stands and dressers. This involves a separate piece of wood constructed between the different drawer levels to protect the wood drawer glides from being filled with dust or items falling out the back of the drawer and into the bottom of the dresser or into a lower drawer. Most importantly, always learn all you can about how your wood furniture is made before making the purchase.