You are looking for a statement piece for your home. You have looked at all the top options and finally locked in on getting a solid wood one. Why wouldn't you? It is unique, easy to maintain, and will last a lifetime. But what now? How do you go about selecting the best one for your home? After all, wood slabs come in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Well, don't sweat it! After reading this article, you will be fully equipped to purchase your very first solid wood home furniture.
When buying a wood slab or any wooden furniture for that matter, knowing your preferred length and width is crucial. This often boils down to your lifestyle choices. As such, find the size that makes the most sense for you on a day-to-day basis. For example, if you often have big family gatherings, it's better to get a wood slab that is at least 1.8m long to host 6-8 people comfortably. If you're looking for just a small intimate table for four, then a 1.5m table would easily do the trick.
Another thing to take note of for wood slabs is their width. As wood slabs are often irregular in shape, the widths are inconsistent too. A quick tip is to take note of the width of the widest part of the slab and consider if you have the space that is enough to accommodate it.
BE FAMILIAR WITH THE WOOD TYPE
Now this is the exciting part - choosing the right wood type for your wooden furniture. There is a wide range of wood species to choose from, each with its own unique look and characteristics. The best way to go about this, is to match the solid wood slab with the color tones of your home.
For example, if you're going for a Scandinavian or Japanese style interior, it would be best to match it with lighter coloured wood such as Oak, Ashwood or Maple. On the other hand, if you're looking for a furniture that will stand out and grab the attention of your guests, go for wood slabs that have bolder colors such as Cedar, Elm or Pecan.
KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT
Lastly, it's always good to check with your retailer what is the maintenance process like for your solid wood furniture. Often these wood slabs have a layer of coating on the surface to condition and protect the wood. This ranges from PU (Polyurethane) coating to the more popular Rubio Monocoat finish. Each of these coatings offers varying levels of protection for your solid wood dining table, so it's important to get as much information as you can on it. This will help ensure that you know how to care for your table in the years to come.
IT'S TIME TO BUY!
You are ready to find that perfect solid wood dining table for your home. Buying a wood slab may sound a little tricky but it is a fascinating experience at the same time. If you still have more questions on solid wood dining tables, check out
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