Sunday, March 10, 2013

Does the Quality Match the Financing?

Is long term financing right for your furniture purchase? No doubt that there are some great finance offers by furniture stores. Up to 5 Years with no interest is really a great deal. However, be sure that the quality of the furniture you buy will last as long as you plan to pay for it. Finding quality in furniture is as simple as asking questions. If it is a sofa then ask about the frame construction. Since sofas get a lot of use, the internal frame should be made of kiln dried hardwood and reinforced by corner blocks and assembled with glue in all joints. Parts of the frame assembled with dowels along with corner blocks are really the best. Staples used to secure frame parts are okay but screws are even better. Unfortunately sofas don't always allow you to see all of the internal framing aspects. A well trained sales associate should be able to answer your questions and explain the quality differences. If they are willing to turn the sofa upside down and pull away the dust cover you should be able to see parts of the frame and they should be able to give you more information. Buying furniture does not have to be a frightening experience but a little knowledge can help you make the best possible buying decision for you and your budget.

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