3 Misconceptions about wood furniture

Jarrah Coffee table $999.00You love the look of wooden furniture, and you plan to purchase some pieces for your home. You’re looking for something that is voguish, enchanting, stylish and timeless (all at the same time). However, you’ve been hesitant to purchase it because you’ve heard that wooden furniture has quite a few downsides, expensive and constantly needing maintenance just to name a few.

What is the truth about wood furniture?

Many myths are floating around about wooden furniture. Some praise it – while others hate it.  Here’s to busting those myths!

1. A wood finish needs to be fed

Yes, through the years, wooden furniture may lose its essential oils, which can cause cracks in its finish, but you don’t have to keep applying more finish. When your furniture looks old, try waxing it – perhaps 3-4 times a year. Waxing can keep your furniture looking nice, and it helps prevent dust from building up.

2. All of the wood in a set will look exactly the same

Even if the wood is cut from the same tree, chances are, you can see a difference in colour and grain. This is normal, and you have no need for concern because the quality is the same. Colour and grain are what makes wood furniture unique and different.

3. All wooden furniture is the same

There are many different factors that affect the quality of wooden furniture, like type of wood, type of manufacture, solid wood or laminated. The different quality of wood will be reflected in the price but not always. It is best to do your homework and make sure you know what you are buying. How do you know if the piece of furniture you have fallen in love with is solid or not, read our article for tips to determine solid from laminated woods.

Misconceptions about wood furniture

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