14 July 2011

Wood Furniture Tips

Quality Checks

When shopping for wood furniture you'll find varying levels of quality and pricing. Use this checklist to judge what you're getting for your money.


▪ Veneers and laminates should be securely joined to the base material.
▪ Joints bearing weight should be reinforced with corner blocks.
▪ Back panels should be screwed into the frame.
▪ Long shelves should have center supports.


▪ Drawers should fit well, glide easily, and have stops.
▪ Drawer bottoms should be held by grooves, not staples or nails.
▪ Drawer interiors should be smooth and sealed.
▪ Drawer corners should have dovetail joints.


▪ Cabinet doors should open and close smoothly.
▪ Hinges and other hardware should be strong and secure.


▪ All finishes should feel smooth unless they are intentionally distressed or crackled.

Page 101 from The Smart Approach to Small-Space Living


Got to Believe said...

hi nicole, the cloth i used is japanese cotton. not really upholstery material but pwede na. and since it was so easy to chage it, i can do it as often as my whim dictates. hahaha.

have you transferred na? im so dizzy thinking of what my next DIY project will be. my husband can't believe i want power tools as gifts =)

dany chandra said...

very nice blog wooden cabinets that is useful for us...
Wooden Cabinets

Nicole said...

@Leslie - Thanks! No, we haven't transferred yet and we'll only know by the end of this year if we move into the house =(

@Dany - thanks!

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