Is solid wood furniture good? How to choose?
- Author:Tengye Furniture
- Release on:2019-09-27
Because the price of solid wood furniture is generally high, it is a symbol of grade and identity in many friends' hearts, but now many friends do not know the difference between solid wood furniture and general panel furniture, and it is not clear how to buy real quality solid wood furniture. .
In fact, what we think“Solid wood furniture” means: furniture made from whole logs, and then coated with a layer of varnish.
When I walked into the store and listened to the sales of the merchants, most of my friends were in a state of being in a circle. Many merchants wanted to sell them in their eyes: but when they touched the wood, they all"Solid wood furniture".
So, what you want to tell everyone today is how to choose solid wood furniture?
Pros and cons of solid wood furniture
Solid wood furniture refers to all natural wood that has not been reworked, and does not use any wood-based furniture.
Advantages: raw materials are relatively environmentally friendly and have a longer service life than ordinary3~5Annual life of sheet furniture is at least long5Times.
Disadvantages: easy to deform, difficult to maintain, such as not allowing direct sunlight, not too cold and too hot, too dry or humid environment is not suitable for solid wood furniture.
Common wood species
Ordinary solid wood furniture generally uses eucalyptus, white oak, ash, eucalyptus, eucalyptus, rubber wood, eucalyptus, and some of the most expensive mahogany furniture is mainly made of rosewood, wenge, etc., and one of the most common children's furniture. Pine wood.
1.Elm: Strong hardness, comparable to mahogany. Produced in southern China, the north is not very popular, so it is also known as Nanxun. It is not very expensive, but it is very common in traditional folk furniture in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
2. White oak: The texture is mountain-shaped or radioactive, and it is resistant to abrasion, but the wood is not easy to dry and saw and cut. It is difficult to process, easy to crack, and the patterns are different.
3. Elm: The brown eyes are flat and dull, the color is dark and soft, but the shrinkage is small, the texture is clear and delicate, and it is generally used for the core of the door core, etc., often used in conjunction with Korean wood and walnut.
4. Rubber wood: The output is large, the logs are economical and environmentally friendly. It is suitable for making beautiful products with soft curves. It is light in color and easy to color. It can accept dyeing and coating of all types of colors, and it is easy to match the color tone of other kinds of wood.
5. Beech: The processing of eucalyptus is relatively difficult, but because of its dense structure, it is resistant to moisture and abrasion, has a straight texture and good coloring performance.
6.Rosewood: The characteristics of rosewood are not easy to crack, not easy to deform, easy to process, easy to engrave, clear texture and fragrance.
6. Chicken wing wood: Many inferior chicken wing woods on the market are difficult to distinguish between true and false. Generally speaking, chicken wings have woody black and white chapters, some have yellow and purple color, and the oblique sawing wood grain is fine flower cloud, similar to chicken wings. .
7. Pine: Pine furniture is generous in shape, flexible and breathable, and the texture is clear, beautiful and durable. It is defined as environmentally friendly furniture.
How to choose
First, judge the material
The best way to judge solid wood furniture is to look at wood grain and knots.
Look at the wood grain: for example, a cabinet door, the appearance is a pattern, then the position of the pattern change, look at the corresponding pattern on the back of the cabinet door, if the correspondence is very good, it proves to be a pure solid wood cabinet door.
Look at the knot: look at the location of the scared side, and then look for the corresponding pattern on the other side.
Second, identify the quality
Observe whether the wood is dry and white, and the texture is tight and delicate. If you have furniture made of materials such as particleboard, MDF, and one-time molded board, open the door or drawer to smell the irritating smell.
Third, observe wood defects
The main stress parts of the home are pillars and load-bearing bars that connect the columns to the ground. There should be no large knots or cracks or cracks.
The structure should be firm, the frame should not be loose, and it is not allowed to break or break. The components of the wood-based panels used in the furniture should be edge-sealed. The installation of various accessories should not be small, missing nails or nails.
Fourth, the board strength
By pressing the board surface by hand, you can feel the firmness of the board surface. One side of the material has a well-shaped skeleton to fix. If the skeleton is sparse, the surface will feel empty and false, and the panel will vibrate greatly. The bottom plate of the drawer should also be pressed by hand. Try the strength. Generally, the bottom of the partition should be multi-layered. The partition with large area should be made of five-layer board. Cabinet doors and drawer switches must be flexible. When the panel is covered with thin wood and other materials, it should be similar to the color of the package. The surface film of the product is not allowed to wrinkle, stick and leak paint.
V. Stability and safety
Wooden furniture should have safety and stability. First of all, it depends on the presence or absence of drawers, the tilting of the door frame, etc., as well as the skew of the parts caused by the low eyesight of the eyelids or the excessively large eyelids. Then open the two doors90After the degree, the hand can be gently pulled forward, the cabinet can not be automatically tilted forward; the glass of the bookcase door should be edging; the dressing mirror and the dressing table should be installed with the back plate, and the bead should be fixed. Individual parts of the furniture, such as legs, drawers, cabinet doors, brackets, etc., must have sufficient support. You can gently push the top corner of the furniture or sit on one side to see if the furniture is secure.
For interface rails, it is best to use dovetail or butterfly joints. Heavier furniture can be screwed with a protective block in the corner and glued. As for the back plate part, it is also necessary to check whether it is set and the screws are attached. The drawer should be solid and secure with the screws tightened inside. Pull out the drawers, the movable tabletop, the door and other parts to ensure that they can be used freely and properly connected.
Turn over the furniture with cushions and see how they are made. As for the table, check from the bottom. See if the seams are reinforced with screws and wedges, and if the slats are tightly attached to the crosspieces, and the seams are free of excess glue and filler.
Seven, the surface
Place your hand on the surface of the furniture, carefully check whether the polished surface is smooth, pay special attention to avoid the roughness of the raised foot, etc., whether there are any streaks in the pigment coating, whether the pigment in the corner will be too thick, whether there are cracks or bubbles, etc. .
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