Furniture made of wood is the best idea whether the furniture is intended for either home or office. People are fond of wooden furniture pieces because they are durable and look elegant. If you plant to buy wooden furniture for your office or home office, you must learn the basic wooden furniture. For your information, basic wooden furniture falls into two classification. The first one is case goods, and the second one is upholstery. Case goods are the wooden pieces themselves such as chairs, desks, and cabinets. Meanwhile, upholstery means the sheets covering the case goods.
When it comes to talk about wooden furniture, you must learn some terms which are often used. For example, when you ship in furniture store, you often hear the term “Genuine Oak”. The words “genuine” here means that all parts of the furniture must be made from oak. When you buy a certain piece, for instance, the staff will ask whether you want “grouping”. It means a collection of pieces that go together one to other. It is also called as modular furniture. For example, if you are supposed to buy chairs, usually you are also offered the table. You should also learn the wood materials that are often used to make furniture. Standard wooden furniture involves both soft woods and hard woods.
Oak, maple, cherry, hickory, ash, walnut, mahogany, pecan, and birch belong to hard wood because of their durability and hardness. They have typical grain patterns and are often finished in their own natural tone. Sturdy woods are very popular to make various kinds of basic wooden furniture. Meanwhile, soft woods are kinds of woods that are easily scratched and dented such as cedar and pine. Compared to hard woods, of course soft woods are less durable thus less valuable. Other terms for wooden furniture are veneer, suite, etc. Veneer is the attractive finish available in a range of materials and prices.
Talking about finishes, basic wooden furniture has at least for finishes including high gloss, oil, engraved, and lacquer. You may choose the one with an even finish in which there are no excess finish and streaks in the corners. In addition to know some terms and finishes, you should also learn the construction of basic wooden furniture. A table, for instance, have some parts such as the legs, frame, surface, etc in which all of them should be joint properly to ensure the stability.