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It happens every time you check out a new piece of furniture. You ask yourself, is it veneer or solid wood? In Veneer vs Solid Wood Furniture: Head-to-Head Match-up 2, we’ll pick up where we left off in the Match-up 1 blog. And we’ll look at some other pros and cons of both types of furniture.
Thin Slice on Top Versus Real Wood Throughout
In furniture, a veneer is a thin slice of hardwood bonded to a wood substitute like particle board, or another form of wood. Traditionally, craftsmen create veneers from expensive or exotic woods. In fact, you’re probably seen examples of such walnut, rosewood or teak veneers. Also, you’ve probably noticed that veneers are used on all types of furniture.
By contrast, solid wood furniture is made of quality hardwoods. And these include oak, maple, hickory and cherry (pictured). Also, hardwoods are tough and relatively dense. So, they’re durable, malleable — and perfect for fine furniture!
Veneer vs Solid Wood Furniture: Head-to-Head Match-up 2
Let’s consider some of the other pros and cons related to veneer and solid hardwood furniture:
Restoration Potential: What happens when furniture begins to look dull as the years go by? If your veneer furniture begins to look old and worn, you might not be able to refinish it. Because you might just wear through the veneer. Ouch! However, buy solid wood furniture. And you can refinish it. So imagine your furniture looking new again. With beautiful woodgrain and smooth, blemish-free panels! Restoration Potential winner: Solid Wood.
Furniture Movement: As you might expect, solid wood furniture is heavier than veneer furniture. So when its time to move furniture within your house or to another house, Veneer wins.
Pro Green: Many plastics and veneers used for furniture are heavily processed. In fact, manufacturers fill them with chemicals, including formaldehyde. Conversely, buying solid wood furniture helps you score some notches in the sustainability category. This is because many solid wood furniture builders use quality, sustainably sourced hardwoods. Pro Green winner: Solid Wood.
View Solid Wood Furniture at Brandenberry
There’s arguably no better place to explore solid wood furniture than at Brandenberry Amish Furniture. And you can do this by visiting Brandenberry’s online store. Or, you can check out Brandenberry furniture in person by visiting their ‘brick and mortar’ store in Shipshewana, Indiana.