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Some Tips For Choosing The Type Of Pine Furniture You Want

If you are looking for new wooden furniture for your home, you should give consideration to pine.  Pine is a relatively soft wood, but also known for it’s robustness and is therefore a popular material to use for furniture such as tables, chairs and other furniture.  Another reason for it’s popularity is that it is also considerably cheaper than other materials, while providing high quality.  Pine furniture can bought unstained or stained like the pieces offered by the British family run business Farmhouse Furnishings.

There are several factors you should consider if you want to buy pine furniture, as we will discuss in the following post.

The Purpose Of The Furniture

 One of the main deciding factors why you may choose unfinished or finished pine wood furniture is the purpose it will serve.  If you need ll of your wooden furniture to match the same colours of wood stain as others in your home, it would be best opting for unstained.  However, as mentioned at the outset, pine is a particularly soft wood and can scratch and dent very easily.  This is why if you are looking for a piece of pine furniture that will be used regularly and needs protecting because of that fact, you need to opt for a stained model.

 The Furniture’s Appearance

 The appearance and aesthetic value of the wood is also something you should consider when choosing unstained or stained pine furniture.  After all, if it is going to take up space in your home, it is probably a good idea to think about how well it will match with other things in your house, or how badly it is received.  If you opt for unstained wood, you need to be aware that it will mildew and darken over time.  While stained pine often uses a particularly light stain, which is not always to everyone’s taste.  If you are looking for a darker stain and everything else about pine suits you, then you obviously should opt for unstained furniture.

How Much It Costs

Although you should never buy something solely because of the cost, whether cheap or expensive, it is still something you should keep in mind when choosing pine furniture.  As you may have imagined, unstained pine furniture does not cost nearly as much as the stained variety.  This is largely due to the less amount of work spent on it.  You need to exercise caution though and determine whether the low cost is just due to lower labour costs or because it has been made to a lower standard.  The vast majority of wooden (stained) furniture out there, in case you were unaware, is  made with wooden veneers rather than solid wood.  Unstained  wooden furniture on the other hand though, is for the most part made from completely solid bits of wood.

The Quality Of The Wood

As with anything, you need to be sure you are getting good value for money, so nicely following on from the last paragraph another aspect of wooden furniture you need to look at before buying is the quality of the wood used.  By far the easiest and quickest ways to check the quality of a piece of pine furniture, if possible, is to look at how many screws are turned into the wood.  The general rule of thumb when it comes to wooden furniture construction is that the more screws there are, the less well made the furniture is.  If you have bought a wardrobe or chest of drawers, the drawers and doors should fit neatly and should not sag or gap.  As a final note, if the pine furniture is held together by wood joins instead of glue or staples, you can be sure that the quality of the furniture is top notch.

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