How to Buy High-quality, Low-priced Wood Furniture

Having the right furniture can add flair and character to your home, and greatly add to the overall design and atmosphere that you are trying to create in your space. At the same time, getting furniture can be a strenuous and expensive affair, especially if you have a keen eye for quality.

Here are a few essential tips to keep in mind when buying high-quality, low-priced wood furniture.

Understand the wood type

Wood furniture is made of either solid wood, veneers, or composite wood. While solid wood is usually the most expensive, it can last for decades and even centuries when properly maintained. Veneer wood on the other hand involves a lower quality wood base covered with layers of high-quality wood. Lastly, composite wood is created from wood pulp, resin, and plastics. It is the cheapest option and deteriorates quickly.

Avoid glue and nails

Select furniture that is joined together in the corners and isn’t glued or nailed in. This usually creates a much stronger and sturdier piece.

Inspect the furniture thoroughly

If you are purchasing cabinets, check that all the drawers open smoothly and stay open and that the latches are functioning correctly. Also, check that the handles and knobs are securely in place. In the case of beds, sofas and chairs opt for options that have heavy legs that are joined to the frame. Inspect the springs and the cushions and ensure that they suit your taste.

Consider the design and utility

When selecting a piece of furniture, remember that it will probably be a part of your home for many years. It’s important that the design and fabrics that are used go well with the overall theme of your home. Additionally, consider if you have any pets or kids that may easily stain or damage the material. It is also generally advisable to stick with neutral colors for your larger and more expensive purchases in the case that you decide to change the theme of your home sometime in the future.

Keep an eye out for sales

Furniture prices do not stay the same throughout the day, and buying at the right time can land you tremendous savings. While Memorial Day and Veterans Day both offer good deals, Christmas and Fourth of July are when you can expect the largest discounts with stores trying to clear their inventory.