If you were to hear a 30-second elevator speech about Dinette.com, you can be sure the words “solid wood furniture” would make it into the synopsis of things you MUST know about us. Any furniture retailer selling solid wood products would want to tout this, because it instantly tells you the kind of company they are. By only selling solid wood dining sets, they’re giving you an assurance of their commitment to quality furniture. Solid wood furniture products reveal craftsmanship that is both beautiful and built to last.
What’s the Big Deal?
When shopping for a dinette set, you’re probably not in the mindset of “well, if it lasts a year that would be great.” Dining room furniture is an investment, and you’ll expect it to last for many years.
Bye bye, veneers. Solid wood means that all exposed parts of the furniture are made of solid board, which can be either softwood (such as pine) or hardwood (such as oak) lumber. Most importantly, it means that no veneers or particleboards are used. Veneers and particleboards (presswoods) are cheaper, denser composites (manufactured wood products) that are intended to give the appearance of real wood. Don’t be fooled—they may cost less, but they will not stand the test of time.
Hello, environment. Solid wood furniture supports sustainable harvesting practices. Plantations will typically plant two or more trees for every one they harvest, making solid wood a renewable resource. Almost all of Dinette.com’s dinette sets are made from plantation grown hardwoods.
My, that’s durable. Solid wood furniture is, well, solid. These products should last several lifetimes and can be passed down for generations if cared for properly (be aware of heat and humidity levels where you’re storing your furniture). Should your dining room furniture begin to show wear and tear, you could refinish it—an option not available with furniture made from veneers or particleboards.
Our first exclusive Michael Craig design is almost here! The Sullivan 5-Piece Dining Room Set arrives February 14, 2011, and can be pre-ordered for a savings of $50!