Things to Look for in Premium Furniture
What are The Things You Need to Pay Attention to When Looking for Premium Furniture?
It is easy to claim that one piece of furniture is high-quality furniture, but you as customers can of course check if it is indeed true. Sometimes description box in ready-made furniture will make you believe that a piece of furniture has high-quality wood as structure, but you don't know whether it is for the whole structure or whether it is only partially used. You can always ask the attendant about this and they can't lie to you.
Is that the only way you can check whether a piece of furniture is truly premium? No, there are other ways. Here are a few things you need to look for in premium furniture.
- The Materials Used
Hardwood is the best material used for premium furniture. Other woods would end up easy to break, can’t hold weight, and you can’t probably jump around on it. Woods like plywood, wood with knots or rough surfaces will also make terrible, short-lived furniture. When you look for your furniture, take a careful note as to what wood is used for the frame.
In the real world, the one thing you can check is by testing the weight. Quality hardwood is heavy and sturdy. If you feel a sofa is too light for your standard, you can move on.
- The Construction Process
Talking about the structure of your dream furniture, the internal construction is crucial to its quality. A good quality piece will have all the joints blocked double, screwed double, dialed, and glued.
Low-quality furniture will brush this process off as you cannot check how they connect all the joints for the frame. In a bad case of low-processed furniture, they might only put it together with staples and the job is considered done if it has a shape.
- The Legs
The legs of premium furniture should be one piece. It goes from the floor to the deck, preferably it goes to the arm of the chair. A quality sofa will not just glue its legs, so steer clear of this kind of sofa.
- The Deck
The deck is where the actual weight will be put on. Thus, even though it has to contain spring or light spring, it should still have a solid base for the cushion.
- The Back
A sofa has two types of backs. One is the loose pillow back, while the other is tight back, it is manufactured into the chair. Both serve the same function as a cushion, but with a different experience.
- The Armrest
The armrest should be level. Though they are sturdy, you are not supposed to feel the wood inside the sofa when you put your hand there.
- The Legs
- The Upholstery
As a seating support system, a sofa will contain springs or webbing inside the deck. The most common spring in upholstery is sinuous spring. Sinuous springs are very supportive and fit for premium furniture.
Looking for this characteristic, you could feel the springs close together through the upholstery firmly. To know whether it is a good construction of good springs or not, you can try to sit down and hear if there are any squeaks or creaks. Those sounds are bad news as they are not correctly fitted into the sofa.
- The Filling
Feathers, especially duck’s, is the most commonly used filling for sofas. But, is it the best filling?
It is optional. For people who have muscle or joint pain, memory foam is the best choice for your filling. Quality foam can last for 14 years or more, so you don't have to worry about durability.
Feathers and down are suitable for people who prefer their sofa to be soft and fluffy. Between the two, down is the more expensive since it comes from the underbellies of geese. However, down is softer compared to feather.
- The Finishing
For wood, there are several finishing you may choose from to be applied to your premium furniture. From the point of view of durability, varnish and penetrating resin are your best choice. Varnish has at least three different outcomes: high gloss, satin, and flat surfaces. On the other hand, penetrating resin is easier to apply than varnish, however, they have the same durability. The resin will give your furniture a deep, natural look.
Then for sofas, there are two main categories that you need to pay attention to. The first one is the fabrics.
Among all the fabric as the finishing of your sofa, you should consider whether you will put on delicate fabric like silk or strong one like leather. Both are fine fabrics with a different kind of mood. Having your sofa in silk will mean your space will look exquisite and traditionally classy.
Leather will give the impression of strength and sturdiness, minimalistic, and contemporary styled room. Silk and other delicate fabric have a high possibility of getting sooner tear and wear if you have pets. If you do have pets, maybe it is in your best interest to just use leather as finishing.
The pattern on the fabric should also be aligned well between parts of the sofa if there is any. The padding around the arms and the back frame of the chair should feel smooth, yet sturdy.
High-quality tailoring will result in a tidy and neat look. The fabric will be pulled snug around the stitches and there is no looseness whatsoever in the core. Some sofas have skirts underneath their deck. Premium furniture will not make it flopping around because of the wind. It is properly given weight with neat and tight tailoring to make it elegant and exclusive.
Work with Dejepara
Working with Dejepara, we will ensure you the best experience in ordering premium furniture, and with it a high-quality end-result product. Our team of craftsmen is experienced, highly skilled in crafting wooden furniture both for the local market and international market. The materials that we use are of high-grade products only, making the furniture we make is one of the bests.