Revealed: #3 Secrets to Acquiring Quality Wooden Furniture for your Kitchen
Getting quality furniture for your kitchen or home is not an easy task. Most times, you may think you are getting the best furniture in the world and before you know it, 2 months down the line, the item begins to dilapidate. In this guide, we have documented three secrets that can help you make a better purchase decision when it comes to wooden furniture.
Every piece of furniture you see out there is mostly made from either hardwood, softwood, or engineered. The kind of wood used will determine how long your furniture would last and the outcome of it in terms of beauty as it ages. Quality furniture is generally made out of hardwood deciduous trees like oak, maple, mahogany, teak, walnut, cherry, etc.
After undergoing good processing, it is possible to find quality furniture in these woods. However, since they are susceptible to scratches and dents, extra care is highly recommended.
There is something about solid wood furniture that people see as a thing of the old. Even if it is less available in the 21st-century household compared to engineered wood and plywood, they still make a piece of good furniture. When it comes to strength and durability, you can always count on solid wood.
Let’s take a look at the Bespoke kitchen island with 50mm solid wood worktop below…
The above Kitchen Island is made with solid wood (timber) and you guessed right…”it is eco-friendly.”
Construction is another critical thing to consider before purchasing any wooden furniture. Little wonder they say that “the joinery and sturdiness of a piece will tell you a lot about its quality.”
Always look out for corner blocks that give balance to a piece. These aren’t visible from the outside. They bolt to both sides of the interior corners.
A chest of drawers or quality desks may have dust panels or thin sheets. This keeps dust away and also contributes to the stability and strength of the furniture.
Drawers should effortlessly move in and out of their station. There should also be “stops” to prevent the drawer from being pulled out completely or falling.
Good Wood Finishing
Wood finishing is the final step of the manufacturing process that gives wood surfaces desirable characteristics, including enhanced appearance and increased resistance to moisture and other environmental agents.
The above kitchen Island is an example of furniture with proper finishing. The edges are smooth, and everything is in good perfect condition. These are the kind of furniture to look out for.
Let’s look at some of the signs of poorly finished wood;
- Rough surface
- Glossy or cloudy surface that hides the grain from the wood
- Dents and scratches
You don’t have to be a pro to identify poorly made furniture, you just have to be willing to pay attention to the little details that matter.
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