Buying new furniture can be a daunting process — there’s so many choices out there that it can be difficult to sort out what will actually last. We at The Amish Furniture Collection believe we offer the highest quality product for your money, but what does that mean exactly?
We came across a guide from the website Get Rich Slowly on how to buy quality furniture. In it they outline the types of things that define a piece of furniture that will last. For instance, the construction:
Joint construction is the main determinant of quality furniture. Anything held together with staples or nails is shoddy construction. Ditto if it’s glued and you can see the glue. Dowels (wooden pegs slotted into two opposing holes) are good, as are screws. The best joints are either dovetail (interlocking squarish ‘teeth’…) or mortise-and-tenon (narrowed end of one piece inserted into a hole in the other). Corners should have a reinforcing block attached at an angle.
Hit the link below to read the full post — they even include a printable checklist to help you choosing quality furniture.
How To Buy Quality Furniture | Get Rich Slowly