Everyone wants their home to be comfortable and inviting. Practically everyone is extremely emotionally attached to their home. It is a place of peace and safety for most to retreat to after a hard day. Yet, many people struggle with decorating their home because they become confused by the options available and feel uncomfortable making selections. The furniture use in decorating the home can have a tremendous impact on the way a room feels. Antique wooden furniture adds richness and appeal to a home.
The majority of antique furniture on the market today is oak. The reason behind that being that oak crafted furniture is extremely durable. Solid wood furniture is less likely to warp and wear than particleboard or more inexpensive pieces. If you care for your oak furniture it will last ages. Oak is also less expensive than other hard grained woods such as mahogany. When choosing an oak piece make sure it is solid oak and not an oak overlay on a less expensive, durable wood. Inspect the wood and craftsmanship of the piece, dovetail joints are one of the strongest joints and are a sign of quality construction.
Antique mahogany furniture is a great choice for any home because of its rich dark luster. Mahogany furnishings make great compliments to sleek, modern designs as well as more traditional and classic designs. Original mahogany pieces are made from a species, swietenia mahagoni, which is native to Southern Florida and the Caribbean. The prevalence of furnishings made from mahogany began its rise in the middle of the 18th century. Since that time, the original forests have been exhausted and are no longer widely available in these regions.
Antique furniture is in high demand for decorating. Pine furniture is especially appealing because it has so much versatility. The actual wood itself is mellow and ages nicely. An older piece of pine can be many shades of color depending on age, condition and how and where it was used. For example, a pine dining chair might be very dark in color if it was used daily and polished often. However, a pine dresser that was used in another part of the home might be a totally different color. The variety of coloration can never be predicted in pine but the warmth and appeal can always be counted on.
How many of us have had a lovely weekend outing, driving through the countryside to stop off at a quaint store or shop selling marvelous antiques? How many shops offer antique walnut furniture and you wondered what exactly did that mean? Here are some tips when looking over antique walnut furniture before you buy.