Think about the furniture you have in your home: odds are, the pieces that have lasted the longest and look the best are ones you spent a small fortune on, while the sofas and chairs that you purchased at a yard sale or in a discount store are looking less-than-stellar (or have already been kicked to the curb).
There’s a reason people value quality over quantity — it provides a much better return on investment. Around 95.1% of consumers expect their furniture to last for many years, yet they aren’t willing to throw a little extra money towards it and subsequently become upset when it inevitably fails to live up to those high expectations. Most high-cost items aren’t expensive just for kicks: if a price tag demands your firstborn child, it’s probably because a profound amount of craftsmanship and high quality materials went into its creation. If a price tag asks for a limb of your own choosing, it’s probably because an individual (or an entire team) spent hours masterfully sculpting each aspect of the piece. To make a long story short, here are three wooden furniture pieces that you shouldn’t pinch pennies on.
- Wooden Rocker: If you’re a parent, owning a wooden rocker is a must. The primitive reaction humans have to repetitive, soothing motions allows babies to be lulled to sleep easily, but also provide adults the opportunity to relax and unwind. By investing in a wooden rocker made of high quality wood and assembled by expert craftsmen, you’ll be able to sit and rock throughout the decades — and you’ll be able to share its comfort with your children and grandchildren as they come along.
- Adirondack Chairs: Wooden outdoor furniture inherently needs to be of higher quality due to the devastating forces of nature. Quality pieces will be treated to withstand even the harshest of conditions to live and see another summer. Adirondack chairs, in particular, are an excellent choice due to their wide arms and relaxed backs — perfect for lazy summer barbeques.
- Dining Set: The dining room is the family meeting place. With people of all ages coming together every evening to share a meal, your furniture needs to be able to stand up to the constant wear and tear. Wooden dining room chairs and wooden dining room tables (crafted by a reputable source, of course) can keep up with anything your family throws at it, and might even be able to meet the new generations.
If you’re thinking of changing the decor of your home, or simply need to replace a few old pieces of furniture, don’t settle; invest in a quality furniture maker and benefit from years of use and beauty.