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Advice For Buying Consignment Furniture

Dec 31, 2007
Buying consignment furniture is the best idea to get workable furniture at cheap price. But this can be a combination of a crapshoot and a treasure hunt. However, with careful choices and wise decisions, the process of selecting consignment furniture can turn out to be more beneficial than you can think of.

The choice should be made depending on the intended use of the furniture and similarly various aspects of the process should be considered in the light with importance. However, learning to determine the value and reliability of the furniture are going to help you get the most out of your purchase.

While selecting the furniture through a consignment shop, the first thing to examine about a particular piece is material which it is made of. Typically, the more solid wood is used there in a piece of furniture, the more valuable it can become. There you can find cheap furniture, which is made from particleboard with a cheap veneer finish.

This kind of furniture is not valuable and certainly not a good bargain to spend your precious money on. Moreover, if you are intending to use such furniture in the prime spot in your home or office, then it is certainly not worth buying it. Instead, go in for solidwood furniture, even if the particleboard furniture seems to be coming at throwaway price.

The next choice more worth it can be the furniture made from laminated wood. Compared to solid wood furniture, this furniture can be pretty and serviceable, but it will not increase in value and is will certainly be difficult repair or refurbish without lots of tools, skill, time, and effort.

Make the decision of selection of the laminated furniture with a close inspection of the veneer and see to it that it is not coming loose on any edges and that there aren't any bubbles where the top layer is lifting off of the wood below. Also inspect for stains and
scratches in the veneer, as refinishing veneer is basically impossible once you have purchased it.

This makes the solid wood furniture the best and most valuable furniture to own. The choices can be preferably some nice hardwood like oak or walnut. This is the furniture that will last forever and increase in value as it ages. For solid wood furniture, the most important thing to examine is the quality of the wood itself.

Make sure that the wood has not warped, swollen, been infested by bugs, or otherwise disfigured. Damages to the finish aren't as important, as refinishing solid wood furniture is a straightforward and easy. It will take some time and effort, but not a lot of skill or tools.

However, removing the existing finish can decrease the value of a piece of furniture. Most of the consignment shops offer lots of variety when it comes to choosing cheap furniture. And the best part, you can find some good solid wood furniture in most of the shops.
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