Are you planning to buy wood furniture for your next home design and renovation project? Well, you have made a great choice certainly. There is nothing better than wood when it comes to providing elegant looks to the furniture and décor theme. The real natural wood is definitely a great choice. It is more durable than ever. Moreover, it has a very good grain and a very good color as well. Therefore, you can definitely expect something good to look forward to. However, buying wood furniture is not an easy job. You would have to face many kinds of issues while buying wood furniture. Though there is no dearth of wood furniture in the market, buying quality furniture items can become a real struggle for the homeowners. Here are three of the most important factors that you must consider while buying wood.
- Look at the origin of wood- one of the biggest problems in finding quality wood is that there is such a variety that even an expert can have a hard time with wood furniture. There are many wooden varieties that belong to the same species but are available in different parts of the world, because of which their characteristics, color and quality vary greatly. Other than that, there is also an increasing variety of composite wood, plywood, particle boards and press boards that would further enhance your confusion about this material. You don’t have to be confused about it. Simply make sure that you get to know about the origin of the wood. Ask where the wood was grown or manufactured. This would help you in understanding the qualities of the wood better than the rest of the factors. For example, there are many trees that are found both in the US and Europe. However, European varieties are darker in shades and are stronger as well. If you can, then please spend some time in understand or researching about the different varieties of wood available to you.
- Manufacturing- no matter how high quality wood you may use, the manufacturing of the furniture would matter a lot. A good quality wood can be destroyed by bad manufacturing. So see how the wood has been made. Are the hinges and joints on their place? Can the furniture drawers move with ease? See how the different parts of the wood have been joined to make the furniture. Touch the furniture upholstery and see if it is made of good quality fabric or not. These are small things that you must understand. One common understanding is that good furniture items might have dowels or screws but they never have staples.
- Finishing- there are different kinds of finishing available in the market these days. They can either be matte or gloss. You can choose it as per your requirements. A common rule of the thumb is that no matter what kind of finishing you chose, it would never have bubbles, rough spots or even dust specks. Smoothness is a good indicator of quality finishing as well.