Due to the generally high price of solid wood furniture, in the minds of many consumers, it is a symbol of grade and status, but now many consumers cannot tell the difference between solid wood furniture and general panel furniture, and it is not clear how to buy real Good quality solid wood furniture. Private custom furniture manufacturers remind you to learn these nine tricks and teach you to easily get solid wood furniture!
1. How to tell if it is solid wood?
One of the mysteries of judging whether solid wood furniture is: wood grain and scars. For example, the appearance of a cabinet door looks like a pattern, so corresponding to the position of this pattern change, look at the corresponding pattern on the back of the cabinet door, if it corresponds well, it is a pure solid wood cabinet door. In addition, looking at the scar is also a good way to identify pure wood: look at the location of the scarred side, and then look for the corresponding pattern on the other side.
2. What are the common solid wood materials?
This directly affects price and quality. Ordinary solid wood furniture usually uses beech, white oak, ash, elm, alder, rubberwood, alder, and precious rosewood furniture mainly uses rosewood, wenge, and rosewood. The market for solid wood furniture is relatively chaotic. It often appears that the charge is good and confuses the tree species. It is best to buy brand-name products. At the same time, it should be noted that the price of wood is rising.
3. How to distinguish the quality of solid wood?
Open the furniture doors and drawers and observe whether the wood is dry, white, and compact and delicate. If you have furniture made of particle board, MDF, and primary molding, open the door or drawer and smell to see if it has a pungent odor.
4, observe whether there are defects in wood
The main force-bearing parts of the furniture, such as columns and load-bearing horizontal bars between the connecting columns, should not have large knots or cracks or cracks. The structure is firm, the frame must not be loose, and broken tenon and material are not allowed. The components of wood-based panels used in furniture should be edge-sealed, and all kinds of accessories must be installed with missing parts, missing nails, and through nails.
5, observe the strength of the board
The surface of the board can be emphasized by finger pressing to feel the fastness of the board. One side of the material should be fixed with a chevron-shaped skeleton. If the skeleton is sparse, the surface will feel empty and false, and the panel will tremble greatly. The bottom of the drawer should be pressed by hand to test the strength. Generally, the bottom of the partition is multi-layer. The partition should be made of five-layer board. Doors and drawer switches need to be flexible. When the panel is covered with veneer and other materials, the color of the product should be similar to that of the complete product. The surface paint film of the product should not be wrinkled, sticky and leaking.
6.Check stability and safety
Observe whether the drawer or the door frame is tilted, whether the position of the tenon is distorted, the position of the tenon is too large, the eyelet is too large, and the tenon is not strict. Wooden furniture must have safety and stability. When the two cabinet doors are opened 90 degrees, they can be pulled gently by hand, and the cabinet cannot automatically tilt forward. The glass of the bookcase door must be edging. The dressing table should be equipped with a back panel, and the bead should fix the glass surface. Individual parts of the furniture (such as legs, drawers, cabinet doors, or brackets) must be strong enough. You should nudge the top corner of the furniture or sit aside and try to make sure it is firm.
7, check the details of the interface slide rails
Should choose to use dovetail joints or butterfly joints. For heavier furniture, screws should be added to the corners to protect the block and glued. As for the part of the back plate, you must also check whether it is set and screwed.
Drawers should be solid and secure with screws inside. May wish to open the drawer, movable tabletop, cabinet door and other parts to ensure that it can be used freely and connected properly.
8.Check if the surface is smooth
Place your hand on the surface of the furniture and carefully check whether the polished surface is smooth, especially to avoid rough surfaces such as table legs, paint streaks, corner paint too thick, and whether there are cracks or bubbles.
9.Turn the furniture upside down
Turn the chair and upholstered furniture upside down and see how they are made. As for the table, check from the bottom. See if the seams are reinforced with screws and wedges? Are the battens fastened to the crossbar? The seams have no excess glue and padding.