Picture this: A handcrafted, hardwood piece of furniture that you and your loved ones can gather around for Thanksgiving, as well as other holidays and get-togethers.
There is something undeniably special about making memories with those you hold dear, and part of making those memories comes from the ambiance in a room. It is the special treasures that make a house a home. The recipe is this: the people plus the treasures equals the memory.
Why Is Hardwood Furniture So Special?
Hardwoods like cherry, oak, and the like are strong and durable. Picture mansions and castles that are hundreds of years old; the wood has usually lasted throughout that time.
Fine, handcrafted furniture can stand up to any family’s wear and tear, year after year. It is crafted in such a way that it is tough to nick and scratch – and this is important. These pieces are built to last decades. If the prices give you pause, think again. Hardwood furniture is an investment, not an extravagant expenditure when you look at it from a macro perspective.
What To Look For In A Company
Let’s face it, there are a lot of furniture companies out there vying for your attention – and your money. But there are precious few that can guarantee the quality and the beauty we speak of here. Here are some important things to look for in a woodworking company:
Do they offer insured and guaranteed”White Glove Delivery”?
Do they have signature pieces that are great to mix and match?
Do they offer plenty of customization options?
Have they been in business for at least two decades?
Why are these questions important? Because you want to treat your hardwood furniture as a long term investment and nothing less. The first and most important question is: have they been in business a long enough time to both be able to deliver what you’re paying for and in good standing with the community at-large?
You are making a long-term investment with an expectation of excellence that should be backed up with the promise of longevity.
In other words, have they perfected their craft? Do they create the furniture themselves or do they have partners? If so, who are they and how authentic is the hardwood? Do they use fresh wood or reclaimed wood? A reclaimed wood coffee table for your home can be as beautiful and sturdy as one made with fresh wood, but you should know what you are getting beforehand.
Other things to ponder before your purchase are: do they customize the furniture to size and offer stain preferences? It’s one thing to find pieces that match the rest of the room; getting it in the size and color you want is an even bigger plus!
Make this Thanksgiving one to remember by creating an elegant ambiance in your home with hardwood furniture. Do your research and make sure you are getting your money’s worth. A fine wooden table should last for years.