As classic wooden house design is getting popular, solid wood furniture becomes one of the best-selling decoration materials. However, many clients are not professional about the purchase of solid wood furniture. Now let Snimay introduce in detail how to choose solid wood furniture.
Solid wood furniture type:
Solid wood furniture means 70% of the materials used in solid wood are solid wood furniture;
Pure solid wood furniture means all materials are solid wood;
Pure log furniture means all materials are the original ones.
Since classic wooden house design is what matters most when it comes to comfort and pleasure of living. Therefore, below is 6 points to pay attention to when purchasing solid wood furniture.
1. Evaluation of Solid Wood
One of the secrets of evaluating solid wood furniture is to observe wood grain and scarring. Clients mainly look at door panels and side panels. Scarring: The client looks at the location of the scarred side, and then looks for the corresponding pattern on the other side. Wood grain: The appearance of wood grain looks like a pattern. If the front of the cabinet door has wood grain, then check whether there is a corresponding pattern on the back of the cabinet door. If they correspond to each other, the wood is pure solid wood.
2. Evaluation of Tree Species
Tree species directly affect price and quality. Ordinary solid wood furniture usually uses Zelkova Serrata, white oak, Fraxinus mandshurica, elm, Catalpa wood, rubberwood, and xylosma congestum. While precious mahogany furniture mainly uses Huanghuali Wood, wenge wood, and red sandalwood. The market for solid wood furniture is rather chaotic, with shoddy tree species adulterating tree species of high quality. Clients better purchase branded products, after all, solid wood like pine, except for environmental protection, its performance is much worse than wood-based panels.
3. Evaluation of Board strength
The strength of the board surface can be tested with fingers by pressing with the fingers to feel the firmness of the board surface. One side of the material should be fixed with a tic-shaped frame. If the frame is sparse, the client will feel empty and unreal when pressing the surface, and the panel will vibrate greatly. The bottom of the drawer should be pressed by hand to test the strength. Generally, the bottom of the partition is a multi-layer board, and the partition with a large area should be made of a five-layer board.
4. Evaluation of Interface
Heavier furniture should be protected by screws at the corners and glued well. As for the backplate, you must also check whether the screws are installed. Superior solid wood furniture is connected by tongue-and-groove methods, and where the local load-bearing capacity is relatively large, screws and protective blocks are also used for reinforcement. If all the solid wood furniture you see is fixed by screws, then the firmness of this type of furniture is not high. You can judge the firmness of the furniture based on its stability when shaking the furniture.
5. Surface Touch
The client puts his hands on the surface of the furniture and carefully checks whether the polished surface is smooth, especially the table feet and other parts. Besides, check whether there are streaks in the paint, whether the corner paint is too thick, whether there are cracks or bubbles. When veneer and other materials are used for cladding, the material should be similar in color to the complete set of products. The paint film on the surface of the product is not allowed to be wrinkled, sticky, or leaking. Clients should also carefully check whether part of the furniture has not been painted, especially the top and bottom of the cabinet door panels, and the inside of the cabinet. Finally, the client touches the painted surface by hand to see if there are burrs, bubbles, etc.
6. Handstand Test
Turn the chair and the cushioned furniture upside down to see how they are made. As for the table, check from the bottom. Check whether the seams are reinforced with screws and wedges, whether the strips are fastened tightly to the crosspieces, and whether there are excess glue and filler in the seams.