How to Recognize Quality Furniture

When you purchase a wood furniture piece, you’re making an investment in your home. After all, these aren’t pieces of furniture that you plan on replacing after only a few months or years.

How to Recognize Quality Furniture

Submitted by Swiss Valley Furniture on Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:26am

When you purchase a wood furniture piece, you’re making an investment in your home. After all, these aren’t pieces of furniture that you plan on replacing after only a few months or years. Chances are, when you purchase a handmade furniture product, you’re hoping that your purchase will last a lifetime. But how can you recognize quality furniture? Here are a few key tips from the team at Swiss Valley Furniture.

One of the best ways to recognize quality wood furniture is to test it out before you buy! When you sit on a furniture piece or lean against it, it should feel sturdy. If it shakes or feels flimsy to the touch, you’re likely better off purchasing something else. Quality wood furniture is typically rather heavy, but feels quite sturdy as a result.

A close examination of the construction materials can also help you determine if a piece of handmade furniture is of appropriate quality or not. For example, any visible glue, staples or screws are likely indicators of lower-quality work. Pay special attention to the furniture joints as well—dovetail and mortise-and-tenon joints are strong joints that provide a solid foundation for your furniture piece.

At Swiss Valley Furniture, we dedicate ourselves to producing only the best handmade furniture. With high-quality wood and sound building techniques, our furniture will last a lifetime. Come on by our showroom today and see the quality we create.