Fabienne Dining Furniture February 26th, 2018 - 11:01:24
The most important step in choosing the best dining room furniture is to make sure that you match up all of the pieces within the room. For a dining room to look its best, all of your furniture must complement each other. Although matching the dining table and chairs are important, don`t forget that your room`s additional furniture, such as cabinets or shelves, will need to follow the theme if at all possible. When you create continuity in your dining room ensemble, you will add elegance and class to create a wonderful look. Choose your theme and style and then simply personalise it. People often forget how important this room is when creating the overall style to your home, yet it is the room that is most often used when it comes to entertaining, so it can leave a large impression.
Maple, Oak and walnut are the most popular woods for dining tables, and you should base your choice on the style of your room. If you are looking for solid wood dining furniture for an antique look, then walnut should be your choice. You won`t find solid walnut tables, but the base of the table will likely be solid oak with a beautifully varnished or glossy French-polished walnut veneer on top. In saying that, American black cherry is in fashion, and many Americans prefer this to the traditional hardwoods. If you prefer that type of antique look, Southwood offer dining tables with beautiful Queen Anne style legs and a highly polished top. You will likely pay a bit extra for a walnut finish, but the beautiful patterns of the grain are well worth it.
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!
Finally, make sure you get a lifetime guarantee with your furniture, and that it is delivered correctly. Make sure that it is properly examined for delivery damaged before the shipping company leaves your home, and that any scratches, dents or even discoloration of the upholstery is noted and signed for so that you can make a claim later. Solid wood dining room furniture will grace any dining room, but make sure you know what you want in advance, and seek out the manufacturer that best meets your needs. Don`t be talked into purchasing a `discount` dining room set unless you are sure it is not damaged - then, you might be lucky and get a great discount on perfect dining room furniture that is being sold to make space for the new models.