Advantages and Disadvantages
What exactly does the word “wood furniture” mean? It can refer to all kinds of furniture regardless of its material type, style, size, and shape. In fact, it can apply to any furniture regardless of where it was made – i.e. domestic, industrial, and imported.
In general, wood furniture refers to any item made from wood, including rattan, wicker, or any other wood product like particleboard which is manufactured in any commercial facility, both in whole or in part, in the production of wood furniture… including tables and chairs. The term wood furniture manufacturing can also apply to any products like bedding, cabinetry, shelving, cabinets, drawers, and many other accessories which are manufactured from wood. The term woodworking often applies to the entire process of crafting an item from beginning to end, including planing, drawing, cutting, and finishing. For example, carpenters must cut and carve all the pieces of wood used in a wooden building before they can begin to build the structure. And even if the building is not made of wood but of some other material, the wood workers must still figure out how to fasten all the wood furniture components together and how to keep the building secure and balanced on the foundation of the wood floor and walls.
In order to answer the question posed in the title, wood veneer furniture is made from wood veneer that has been painted with a color to match the existing surface of the wood. Wood veneer is a thin membrane that is applied over the wood prior to the painting process. Although wood veneer provides a durable and attractive surface for furniture, there are some disadvantages. The first major disadvantage of wood veneer is that it is usually only available in certain colors, such as light brown, beige, or off-white. Because not all wood veneer is the same, each piece of veneer is unique and therefore only provides uniform coloring.
Another major disadvantage is that wood furniture manufacturers tend to use low-quality wood. Many times, the manufacturers will cut their wood pieces to size using high pressure machinery. This leads to cracked or broken pieces that cannot be repaired easily, and if not replaced quickly, can even turn the furniture into useless scrap metal. This can also result in the deterioration of the furniture piece, making it more difficult to repair and make it functional again. Some of the pieces may even be so badly damaged that it could not even be put back together again. To avoid this issue, some furniture makers prefer to use solid wood veneers instead of just using the veneer that was pre-made for the particular piece of furniture.
Wood furniture is usually easy to clean, although there are some materials that are difficult to clean, such as polished marble or granite. In general, any type of wood furniture, regardless of the finish or color, should be easy to keep clean. Simple cleaners such as soap and water will do the job. Any type of stains, such as red wine, juices, mustard, sauces, and other food items that may be spilled on the furniture, should be cleaned immediately with a mild cleanser that contains no harsh chemicals. These types of spills should be removed as soon as possible because they can cause dullness, discoloration, and scratches on your newly purchased dining room set.
For most homeowners, it is better to choose the less expensive wood veneer or particleboard over the original hardwood or laminate that was used to produce the furniture piece. Since the quality of these products is almost the same, they are usually sold at a lower price. Hardwoods, on the other hand, provide durability and longer lasting value for your money.