Fabienne Dining Furniture February 22nd, 2018 - 09:21:14
To bring a true touch of timeless style to your dining room, you can`t really go wrong when you choose wooden furniture, as wooden tables (and chairs) have a classical look that will never go out of style. For a truly elegant look, darker woods (or wood stains like mahogany and ebony) are often the choice for many, a combination of subtle strength and solidity coupled with beauty. When you are looking to buy wooden dining room furniture, it is always worth paying attention to the finish - make sure it has been treated well to last, but not overly varnished, look for a natural shine to polished wood. Remember you need to look after and maintain a wooden table, but it is worth it in the long run!
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.
It is also important to make sure that you look at the finer details of the furniture you are considering. Thankfully, if you know what to look for, poorly constructed furniture is easy to spot. If you can clearly see any bolts or screws, then you know you should choose a different piece of furniture, because those elements should never be visible. On a cheap piece of furniture then you may choose to ignore these things, but if you have chosen to spend some money on either antique or new furniture, then you need to ensure that the workmanship matches the price tag. The dining room table should not wobble or rock. All of the furniture should be sturdy and should not have any obvious blemishes in the design or the finish. If you`re choosing wooden dining furniture, the stain and the colour of the wood should both be even.
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!