Fabienne Dining Furniture February 27th, 2018 - 11:14:16
Most suppliers of solid wood dining room furniture offer you the chairs to match, although there is no reason why you cannot purchase your table from one maker and your dining room chairs from another. If you get the wood the same, then the maker is immaterial, and it is not uncommon for people to find a table with which they instantly fall in love, but don`t like the chairs that come with it. In such cases, keep looking until you find chairs that you are happy with: it`s worth taking your time when you are spending money on furniture for your dining room. You will live with it for a long time.
Solid wood dining room furniture must be constructed using traditional jointing techniques. If you see metal or plastic connectors, screwed or nailed butt joints or even screwed pocket joints, then expect to pay a budget price. Check under the table and chairs and make sure that the joints are dovetailed or mortise and tenon. These are traditional woodworking joints, stronger than any butt joint and will last a great deal longer. Although you may believe the jointing methods used not to be important, cheap joints might also indicate that corners have been cut in other aspects of the furniture. If you have upholstered dining chairs rather than solid seats, maybe the fabric is cheap and will wear quicker, or the webbing holding the springs will soon burst - if there is webbing and not just a lump of foam! If on corner is cut, then others may be!
One thing you want to avoid is buying dining room furniture that doesn`t call to your family and friends to "come, sit and enjoy". In many homes where the dining table lacks that attraction, a dining room quickly becomes more of a formal work station where objects are left, the table becomes cluttered and the only thing not happening in the room is the dining. Even formal dining furniture can attract dinner guests without making them feel uneasy or nervous about their manners. It`s all about the furniture you pick to fill the room.
The secret to finding the perfect dining furniture starts with finding a furniture store that offers quality workmanship, not poorly assembled pieces that don`t fit together well. It is also about fitting your room. Dining tables and chairs come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, in most homes; the dining table is the centerpiece of the whole room. The size of your dining room furniture ultimately depends on the size of the room you plan to place it in and how many place settings you need at your table. A quality dining experience, and an enjoyable one for that matter, requires that all diners have their own space and are not overly crowded. Of course, there needs to be enough room for the food too. Some rooms require hutches or curios to hold china and silverware while others would benefit from a buffet table to hold additional refreshments or desserts.