By Paul McKibben. Cuisiners. At Wednesday, December 05th 2018, 19:06:53 PM.
Consider your pet situation when shopping for furniture. A home without free-roaming pets that is going to stay that way is safer for a lot more furniture. If you do have uncaged pets or think you might in the future, be a lot more picky in what pieces of furniture you buy.
It is important to buy furniture that is built to last. Chests and dressers need to be made of wood thats solid instead of wood thats pressed. Cardboard and composite wood backs should be avoided; instead, go with plywood backs. Really take your time inspecting the furniture to ensure it is exactly what you want and well built.
Check the legs of any furniture before you buy. Look for furniture that has sturdy wooden legs that are properly joined to the frame of the piece. Nailed on wood legs or plastic molded legs are not as stable, and can damage floors. If you are looking at sofas, try to find one with a fifth leg, located in the middle for added stability and support.