A Smart Investment
Solid wood is built to last and is here to stay for generations to come. Spending the larger initial investment on solid wood saves you money in the long run as opposed to having to buy your short-lived cheaper alternatives far more frequently. With the proper care for solid wood, the piece of furniture can be a one-time purchase.
Furniture goes through a lot in its lifetime. Solid wood outlives cheaper materials when it comes to your common furniture accidents such as bumps, knicks, or water spills. As cheaper furniture begins to see life, you will notice easily made marks, scratches, and chips from bumping your furniture or bubbling and lifting from water damage. Solid wood on the other hand is much more resistant and can handle the common accidents that we put our furniture through.
It is Customizable
Solid wood easily allows for customizations – it is the perfect material for those who have a vision and are looking for a customized piece of furniture. Between shaping, staining, and painting, the possibilities for your solid wood piece are endless. Solid wood also allows you to change the look of your furniture with easy refinishes rather than looking for a whole new piece to meet your next vision.
Easy to Clean, Easy to Maintain
When cleaning and maintaining your solid wood, less is more. The best way to clean your solid wood is to use a lightly damp cloth to dust it. To ensure your piece will last for years to come, avoid using polishes, wood cleaners, wax, or any chemicals as these products create a build-up on your furniture.
It is ideal to buy local solid wood. If you are buying solid wood from a different country that experiences a different climate, your wood may react differently in your home’s climate. If your home is in a dyer climate, caring for your solid wood with natural oil, such as hemp oil, may be beneficial to bring moisture back and keep it from drying out.
The Sustainable Option
Unlike your alternatives (veneer, laminate, or plastic), solid wood is a sustainable resource. Solid wood is built to last, and its long lifetime means it stays longer away from a landfill. Additionally, wood is biodegradable and easy to recycle and reuse as supposed to the alternatives. Cheap engineered wood is also packed with higher amounts of chemicals as they contain plastics.
Brings Character into Your Home
Each piece of solid wood is unique and holds so much character with its one-of-a-kind wood grain. Solid wood transforms your living space bringing nature into your home and provides a wow factor making an impression on guests. Not to mention, solid wood is completely versatile and timeless. Whatever style your home may be, solid wood is sure to fit in and can be a standout piece in any room setting.