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These days, most people already know how to look for affordable furniture. For example, a quick query for “discount furniture Las Vegas” in search engines will already bring you a lot of sources. However, just because you know how to look for discounted furniture doesn’t necessarily mean that you know how to look for cheap and good quality furniture. In this article, you’ll learn a few tips on what to look for in high-quality, but low-priced furniture.
- Wood Types
A lot of furniture out there is made of wood. Hence, it’s best that you know that furniture comes in different wood types, so you will end up with something that is of high quality and in-line with your budget.
The best wood type is the solid wood. On the downside, it’s also the most expensive. Veneer is less costly compared to solid wood. This is because veneer furniture is made from two types of wood. There is the lower-quality wood, which is at its core. Then, there’s the higher quality wood that’s covering the lower quality wood.
Composite wood or particle board is the cheapest as it’s made from a combination of resin, plastic, and wood pulp. These types of furniture are priced cheaply but don’t expect them to last for decades.
- Avoid Glues And Nails
If the budget allows, always go for furniture that is not nailed or glued at the corners. What you want is something that is joined. In the furniture industry, this is known as “wood joinery.” Joined wood pieces are a lot sturdier and will last a lot longer.
- Leg Inspection
The legs of the furniture may not be the most visually appealing part, but it’s critical that you check them thoroughly. The legs hold the weight of the user and the furniture. If the legs are weak, then you will most likely be throwing away the furniture in the very near future.
Look for furniture legs that are heavy. Legs made of solid wood would be your best option, followed by veneers. The legs should also be joined to the main frame of the furniture, so avoid the ones that are simply nailed.
- Check The Springs
If you are looking for sofas that are a bit firmer, then traditional coiled spring is the better fit. Sofas with zigzag coils offer a softer feel. You also need to check the spring or coil itself. What you need to do is to take out the cushion. Then, press down the spring or coil. You know you are looking at a good quality furniture if the springs or coil will spring back immediately.
- The Right Time
Not a lot of people know that furniture prices fluctuate throughout the year. Furniture stores offer big discounts during Christmas and Fourth of July as they want to liquidate the present inventory to make room for the newer versions or models of the upcoming year.
Just because you are buying cheap furniture does not mean you have to settle for something that is of very low quality. With a little know-how, you can get the most bang out of your buck. The tips mentioned above can greatly help in this department.