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    What Does High Quality Furniture Really Look Like?

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    Customers regularly ask us how to know if their furniture is high quality.  Others want to know how to identify quality furniture so that they can invest in great pieces for their home.  Here are 3 qualities of excellent furniture that is worth the investment:

    • Age – Antique furniture has the quality “built in.” In decades past, furniture was made entirely of solid wood and other choice materials, with no substitutions or filler.  Instead of glue, furniture was held together by dowel joints, dovetail joints, and the like.  Furniture was made by hand rather than by machine.  If you find an antique that you love, even if it’s not in perfect shape, it’s still a good investment and still high quality furniture – you simply need to find a great local furniture refinishing shop to restore it to the look you want for your home.
    • Choice Materials– Solid wood furniture is perennially a good investment.Hard woods such as oak, cherry, walnut, maple, and beech can create tables, chairs, dressers, and armoires that can be used for generations.  High quality fabrics feel luxurious to the touch.  Whether a piece is an antique or produced recently, if high quality materials were used to construct it, you can confidently invest in it.
    • Construction – Anything made by hand is generally higher in quality that anything mass produced in a factory. The same is true of furniture.  If you have the opportunity to purchase solid wood furniture that was constructed by hand, you can feel good about the investment.

    High quality furniture will last for generations, provided it’s taken care of. Take precaution to avoid water marks, dents, gashes, and scratches in your wood furniture.  Dust furniture routinely and keep it out of direct sunlight. When the time comes to repair or refinish high quality furniture, you should find an equally high-quality furniture restoration shop!  Jax Furniture Refinishing & Upholstering is the best Jacksonville FL furniture restoration company and the shop to trust with your fine wood furniture and heirloom antiques.  Our craftsmen have extensive experience repairing and hand-detailing all types of furniture – just ask our customers throughout Nocatee, St. Augustine, Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Jacksonville.  Trust your quality furniture to us!