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Wood Furniture Shopping Guide

Wood furniture has always been widely favored because of its durability and natural beauty. It ushers in a warm atmosphere to any space. With proper care and maintenance, the inviting look of wood furniture can be handed down to your children. It is a quality piece that lasts and even grows more beautiful with the passage of time. Buying wood furniture can be quite a challenge. You have plenty of choices depending on the kind of wood used in the construction, the finish, and even the affordability of an item. Read on for information that will help you decide which wood furniture would best grace your space in the coming years.

Types of Wood Furniture Wooden furniture may be made with a combination of wood, inlays, veneers, particle board, and plywood. Price is greatly affected by the kind of wood or wood product used as well as its construction. Solid wood pieces may be more expensive than other types of wood furniture. They are very durable and can be refinished when scratched or dented. Furniture made of hardwoods such as maple, mahogany, and cherry cost more than those made of softwoods such as cedar and pine. A combination of hardwoods and softwoods may be used to keep the piece affordable. Most solid wood furniture is manufactured with solid woods and wood veneers. This combination is used to come up with pieces with fine-looking wood patterns and beautiful finishes. Furniture made of particle board and plywood is not as durable as those made of solid wood. They are, however, more affordable. Ready to assemble furniture or RTA is advisable if you have a limited budget. If you want to invest in quality and durability, solid wood furniture would enrich your home with an inviting atmosphere.

Construction The quality of the construction tells you whether you'll enjoy your wood furniture for a long time. Does the table creak or make any noise when rocked? Is it balanced? Does the wood feel smooth or does it have snags? For storage furniture, do the drawers and doors fit well? Do the glides and stops work without any hitches? Do they have dust-proofing?

Finish Finish is applied to wood furniture to show the grain at its best. There's a wide range of choices for finish so consider how a piece will fit in with other furniture pieces in the room. For example, if you have a bed in a light finish, getting espresso-colored nightstands may not be a wise choice. There are, on the other hand, products which are left unfinished so that customers can customize the piece to their preference. Unfinished furniture does have a rustic appeal to it as well.

Style Wood furniture is available in different styles. Intricately-carved and ornately-decorated pieces can be used to furnish a classic-themed home. Houses with a country style design can have rustic wooden furniture. Even contemporary and modern homes can use simple wooden products to soften the glare of chrome chairs and glass tables. Whatever home design you're going for, you will be able to find wood furniture that would serve your functional and design needs.

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