Nothing compares to the warmth and elegance of solid wood furniture. The rich shine of the natural grains in walnut and oak instantly provides a feeling of comfort and class. Not only does it look great, but it lasts for 10-15 times longer than a synthetic equivalent of the same piece. The saying ‘they don’t make things like they used to’ is especially true when it comes to most furniture being sold today. Veneers, synthetics, and plastic are just a few of the materials used to make furniture that may look ok short-term but won’t last more than a year or two. These pieces show wear and tear quickly and are not that simple to repair. When you are looking for a high-quality, long-lasting and great-looking table or chair, solid wood furniture is the best option when investing in your home decor.
There are other factors when purchasing solid wood furniture that makes it an attractive choice for your living room or dining room:
Solid American oak and walnut furniture are provided by companies with a plan in place to make sure that for every tree cut down, another is sprouting and ready to take its place. This method guarantees that the business of making wood furniture can continue with minimal effects on the environment.
The release of carbon emissions into the atmosphere is one of the negative by-products of logging our forests without a plan in place. Solid wood furniture contains carbon storage which prevents these emissions from entering the atmosphere and damaging the ozone.
Have you ever purchased a wood veneer table or wall unit that looked ok for the first few months but after some light wear and tear, started to fall apart? Furniture veneers were designed to look like wood but are less expensive to manufacture and cheaper to buy. The problem is that you end up buying these inexpensive pieces more often rather than buying one well-made real wood piece of furniture that will last you for years to come. When you use solid wood furniture, you are also looking after your planet and protecting the earth by purchasing a piece that will last for many years and won’t need to be replaced every year by cutting down more trees or putting toxins into the atmosphere.
Repairing a solid wood piece of furniture is much easier than trying to repair a veneer. The process of repairing real wood uses safe practices and doesn’t release toxic chemicals into the air. With a veneer, the damage can usually not be repaired, so you are investing in a whole new unit that will fall apart in one to two years. The solid wood pieces last 10-15 times longer than an inexpensive veneer version.
Purchasing solid American wood furniture for your living room or dining room is not just a simple purchase but an investment in your home. These pieces are beautiful and elegant but also strong enough to last serious wear and tear. These pieces are manufactured using sustainable methods ensuring that the planet is not affected negatively by the manufacture of these pieces and the quality guarantees the product’s durability for years to come. If you are looking for high-quality furniture that is friendly to the environment, choose solid wood every time.