Seven Benefits of Choosing Handcrafted Hardwood Furniture

by Country View Woodworking Ltd on 2018-01-01 16:46:11

Many of us can easily think of a piece of furniture that has sentimental value, whether it is a dining room table where countless family meals were enjoyed, or Grandma’s favorite rocking chair. When these pieces are able to be handed down through the generations, they bring with them the stories and memories of their past, and their value becomes even more significant in the family.

Handmade hardwood furniture is built to be heirloom quality, so that it can be treasured for generations to come. Besides having heirloom-quality potential, there are several reasons handmade hardwood furniture is a smarter purchase than the manufactured, mass-produced furniture that is so prevalent in today’s marketplace. 

  1. Durability. Hardwood furniture is built to tolerate decades of wear and tear while maintaining its natural beauty. It can be sealed with protective finishes that make it resistant to scratches, moisture, stains, and everyday wear. Much of the mass-produced furniture sold today is made from manufactured wood such as plywood, MDF (medium density fiberboard), or even particle board, and simply doesn’t match the durability or longevity of handcrafted hardwood furniture.

  2. Renewability. Hardwood trees are renewable resources that contribute to the health of the environment while they are growing. When trees are harvested, seedlings are planted to replace them. Country View Woodworking selects the finest North American hardwoods from suppliers known for responsible forestry practices.

  3. Environmentally friendly. Unlike manufactured wood products that contain fillers and preservatives such as formaldehyde to bind them together, hardwood furniture is made from real wood. The stains and varnishes used on Country View Woodworking’s furniture contain low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and are free of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Components can be sourced from local shops, reducing transportation costs and supporting the local economy.

  4. Beauty. Each species of wood has its own unique characteristics and grain patterns, and even within species, the grain patterns vary from piece to piece, making each piece of furniture slightly different from the next. Stains and finishes can further enhance the beauty of the wood.

  5. Customization. Unlike mass-produced furniture, handcrafted hardwood furniture can be built to specific needs and specifications. With options for different stains, finishes, and fabrics, hardwood furniture can be customized to match a home’s existing woodwork or furniture—or simply to accommodate individual design preferences.

  6. Restorable. Though hardwood furniture is built to last for generations, the ability to restore it down the road allows it to take on a new life, to fit changing style preferences, or to match the decor of a new household. Manufactured furniture made of composite material cannot typically be restored, and is often discarded when it falls apart or shows significant signs of wear.

  7. Holds its value. While hardwood furniture typically costs more upfront than manufactured furniture, it is an investment that retains much more value than manufactured furniture. While it may be tempting to save money initially, having to replace manufactured furniture down the road could end up costing more than purchasing quality handmade hardwood furniture upfront.

Hardwood furniture. Truly an exceptional investment worthy of today's quality-conscience, value-driven consumers.

 

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