The best dark wood furniture is often handed down from one generation to another. Many people are still amazed by black furniture that is hundreds of years old but still as good and functional as the day they were made. The contrast becomes even more evident with modern furniture that breaks down after just a certain number of months. If you like to furnish your home with dark wood furniture, you should know how to look for them. It is so easy to be lured by advertisement when shopping for this kind of furniture. You may end up shelling out additional money for something that has lesser value, poor quality and made with cheap materials, especially if you are on the market for an oak coffee table or dining table.

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Buying Guide

There are things that you need to consider in buying dark wood furniture. These include:

  • Using Less Wood

Furniture manufacturers have come up with the idea of making furniture made from solid wood to be more affordable to consumers and that is to use less wood. The furniture will still appear like it is of solid wood but it could only be on the surface and only in thin layers. The furniture look precisely like the real one except that it weighs a lot less, not as sturdy and do not have the quality that characterizes real dark wood furniture.

  • Using Mixed Materials

Few outlets ever mention the fact that their goods are made with mixed materials. Thus, you may actually think that you are buying real dark wood furniture at a very low bargain price. You will only discover that you have bought a lesser quality furniture when it starts breaking down after only a couple of months or years of use.

You need to be very careful when buying furniture that is made from dark wood. Even if the furniture is well designed but not authentic, it would still be a waste of money because you will have to buy a new one after only a short time. Thus, you will actually spend more money.

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What you should do is to ask the staff first about any dark wood furniture that you are planning to buy. There are times that you can actually buy the real thing at a bargain but in most cases, this is not the case. So make sure you speculate up to the tiniest detail to be sure that you are buying only the authentic type.