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why invest the extra money in wood furniture
For centuries , wood has been a useful resource for mankind. In recent times manufactured wood such as MDF, venner, and composite were introduced in the market to replace the use of solid wood, thus reducing the cost factor. Woods such as pine, cedar, knotty alder and recycled old wood give a unique look and feel versus veneers, and such.
More over, furniture made out solid wood are beneficial to own, as they are stronger and more durable than their manufactured wood counter parts. We have compiled a useful list of reasons as to why buy solid wood versus manufactured wood.
1.Furniture made of solid wood can easily be modified. Solid wood can be stripped and re-stained giving the furniture a new refreshed look. Due to this advantage you don't need to buy new furniture to replace the old one (unless of course you want to). This is something which is not possible with furniture made with manufactured wood such as veneer MDF.
2. Durability: Solid wood ages beautifully and can last for ages with proper care. Wood develops a very nice, desirable patina as it ages.
3. Return on investment- Quality solid wood furniture will maintain its value much better than manufactured wood . Although solid wood cost more than manufactured wood, it has a better return on investment. Solid wood furniture often becomes heirloom pieces that can be passed down generation to generation.
4. Wood is a natural product that can be recycled and given a new life because it is durable. At El Tapanco Cabinets & More we use a lot of recycled wood that comes from barns around USA, Mexican old antique doors, etc. We convert this wood into beautiful furniture to last for generations to come.
5. Maintenance: All our furniture is sealed, and requires minimum maintenance care. We recommend to use oil base products free of chemicals to maintain the beauty & shine of your wood furniture. From time to time we recommend to re-apply sealer to your pieces to continue protecting them, specially if they are outdoor or in areas where exposed to moist air.
El Tapanco Cabinets & More uses 100% genuine solid wood & work with different types of wood such as pine, knotty alder, cedar, oak,mesquite, old pine wood & recycled.
More important our furniture is made here in the USA at our Houston, TX workshop, and it is made by hand by us. Every project is unique, as it is tailor to your like , and what fits your home decor.
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