Tips for Buying Second Hand Wooden Furniture

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It is not just about lucky or unlucky when it comes to decision of buying second hand furniture. There are several reasons to that decision. One most common one is that, why should you buy a new one when the old furniture at the bargain spot is really still good to be displayed and used around the house? Or either they just don’t want to waste money. So we conclude that the decisions of buying second hand furniture are rustic furniture/antique as it gets old and money saver although they have a lot of money in their pocket.

So we’re going to give you some tips from the well known wood craft master where they’re known very well for their aesthetic furniture and art, and coming from and island and this island called Bali. The tips are as follow.

The first thing you need to know before buying the furniture is decide the style of the furniture that you want to buy along with the dimension. Why is this so important? It is because you don’t want to buy furniture where the dimension won’t fit at your house.

Second things is to examine the furniture, you can do this by interrogating the seller and there are several questions you need to ask, such as; the kind of wood being used, whether the wood used is old and dry enough (because if the wood used isn’t old or mature, then you will get sort of wood crumbs in a short mean time and then you need to say goodbye to your furniture). The next one is you can knock on every part of the furniture whether it’s hollow or not. And don’t buy a hollow one because termites might have eaten the inner part of that furniture. Make sure the construction of supporting it is strong.

Try it out. It’s important to try it out before you buy. Unlike a new furniture, you need to make sure the strength, durability and worth the money can buy. If it is a cabinet you can open the drawers and carefully look thoroughly at inside of it. If it is a chair then you can sit on it to see how comfy or strong it is and lean on tables. When you found that the furniture isn’t at a good shape make sure that before you buy it you are able to fix it or get someone to fix it for you and pay for that condition of the items you’re buying.

Trusting your senses is also crucial as it can bring a good fortune on you and sometimes your senses are telling the truth. If you’re about to buy furniture like second hand sofas or anything that has fabrics or mattresses then make sure it’s not tiny itchy as germs and fleas can ended up there. If you found that it’s itchy make sure you buy a brand new cushions or mattress to replace the old one or you can do a reupholstering to save money.

Buy hard wood furniture as this is safer for you, because veneered or laminated furniture can be glued to make it like brand new, while a hard wood furniture when it’s being recovered it’s noticeable.
If you aim to buy a knock down furniture or self assembled furniture then you’ve to be extra careful as you need to check it as the joint sometimes isn’t as strong as it uses to be.

Finally once you’ve decided to buy the second hand wooden furniture that you desire then you can always do a complete remake over by refurnishing it again or if you like you can add more motifs by asking a good carpenter to help you out. That’s all from us, we hope that this can be useful information and don’t go anywhere because we’re going to give you more tips from interior design, furniture, appliances and more. Stay with us and don’t go anywhere.

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