Understanding Oak Prior To Buying An Oak Furniture Item At An Oak Furniture Store
One of the best wood kinds for furniture is oak. Its hardness, durability, and beauty are three major aspects that make oak gain such a high popularity among all other kinds of hardwoods. Many people even call oak furniture as a legend. Can’t believe it? Look, numbers of stores specially sell oak furniture. Every oak furniture store usually sells high-class furniture. It is to show that oak really is a high-class hardwood.
I am not going to talk too much about oak furniture, something that you may have already known quite well. Instead, I will share with you some of my experiences in buying oak furniture at some stores, especially I choosing the items before deciding to buy them. You know, I do it because there are still consumers who are not wise enough when buying oak furniture at a store.
You cannot buy without really knowing what you want.
Planning what to buy and knowing what wanted are two major factors of one’s success in buying an oak furniture item. You know, oak is oak. But, oak furniture is comprised of lots of different models as well as innovations.
Okay, if you still have no idea about this matter, let me give you one example. There are two options of oak furniture that you can buy at a store related to the type of oak furniture that you want to buy.
You need to know each variant of oak furniture.
Option number one is to buy purely oak furniture. One may call it solid oak. What does it represent? Such an option represents a decision to buy a real item of oak furniture. Technically speaking, the entirety of the item is oak either the inner or the outer part of the furniture item.
At any oak furniture store and any other stores, solid oak furniture is the best choice in case of quality. But, price may be the burdening aspect of this option because it is barely cheap.
The other option is to buy a piece of veneered oak furniture. As of nowadays, such an option seems being the most popular. First of all, we cannot separate it from the price that is lower than the solid one. Nevertheless, oak veneered furniture is like a half-fake oak because the real oak is just the thin outer layer of the item. Meanwhile, inside it, some other cheaper material is used. For instance, MDF is coated by a layer of oak veneer.
In nearly each oak furniture store, you can also find a couple of different models of oak furniture that are based on the finish. What I want to tell you now is that an oak furniture piece that looks smooth surprisingly is one that has been added with some chemical substance in order to coat the real surface. Meanwhile, oak is always rough.