Fabienne Dining Furniture February 25th, 2018 - 11:33:00
The living room can complimented by the beautiful wood tones in the dining room and the accessories can tie the dining room furniture right into a contemporary living room with modern overtones. Most furniture is manufactured from wood or wood by-products. When decorating your home you will want to find pieces that are manufactured from solid wood in order for the furniture to last, unlike furniture that is manufactured from fiberboard. Furniture makers that employ master wood workers will create pieces of furniture that can be passed from one generation to the next because they are solidly built and of fine quality.
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!
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.
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.