By Kristina Barlow. Cuisiners. At Thursday, February 07th 2019, 02:15:53 AM.
Stay away from any piece of furniture held together with glue or nails. They wont hold up as well as a piece that has ends that are joined together. In addition, these pieces are much less likely to be able to bear weight, meaning that you wont get as much use out of them.
When it comes to shopping for leather furniture, be sure to keep the different leather grades in mind. There are both high and low quality leathers out there to suit many different tastes and budgets. From highest to lowest quality is: top grain, pure aniline, semi aniline, nubuck, distressed, and suede. Choosing higher quality leather ensures that you will have furniture that lasts for many years.
When buying furniture with drawers or latches, make sure they work smoothly and properly. Check over the piece of furniture just like you would a car. Make sure the drawers open without resistance, and that the latches catch and release easily. Also check that the drawers fit flush against the furniture when closed.