Check for overall finish and Strength In Furniture...
Gone are the days when you had to buy what furniture
your local furniture store had in supply. Today you can order
exactly the kind of furniture you want. Largely, buying furniture
is a matter of personal taste, limited though by practical considerations
like size of the room and the general climateof the area you
woods like pine and cane and light finishes suggest a casual
atmosphere. Highly polished dark woods like mahogany, teak and
walnut and dark finishes suggest a formal atmoshere. Before
you buy furniture, measure the dimensions of the space where
you intend to place it. Then measure the piece to see that it
Regarding the quality:
*Check if the wood is of the good quality you want. *See that
the finish is even throughout and the wood grains match across
the pieces. See that the piece stands squarely on the floor.
*The joints should be firm and tight (fitted with screws in
case of cupboards, etc.). Uneven joints and glue indicate sloppy
*Check if movable parts like drawers fit well. The wood inside,
beneath and behind the drawers should be sanded to a smooth
*Hardware like hinges, latches and handles should be tightly
and securely fixed. In upholstered furniture, the cloth used
should be thick and closely woven, the patrterns should match
all around and seams should be straight without loose fastening.
*Sit on the chair or sofa to see that it is comfortable.
|- Aditi Kumar