When you buy furniture, ultimately it will be the quality that will determine how long the piece will last and how much it will retain its original appearance. Furthermore, the quality will determine how the comfort and satisfaction the piece gives to those that use it each day. Picture this scenario, you find a lovely piece of furniture on the internet that your wife just adores, it has pretty little flowers on it and the color fits perfectly with your room, do you go ahead and buy it because it looks pretty and the color fits? A word of caution – don’t do it!
There are certain steps that need to be covered before buying furniture to determine its quality. Always check on the frame first, is it kiln-dried? How are the joints constructed, are they glued or screwed and corner-blocked? Is it constructed with plywood to add strength? Next you should be thinking about the seating support, does it use an 8-way hand tied spring system to ensure durability and life? If not, find out the alternatives. Finally, always keep in mind the filling of the piece you are buying.