In the furniture industry, furniture is often categorized as either soft goods (which
includes upholstered items such as sofas, ottomans and chairs and also beds) or hard goods (which includes desks, tables, chairs, chests, etc.) Hard goods are also often referred to as “case” goods.
Furniture selections are normally made based on style and how a piece looks (whether it is aesthetically pleasing); however, comfort, durability and function are other important factors to take into consideration. Accordingly, in addition to style, you’ll need to know about furniture materials, features and construction, as these affect function, comfort and durability.
When purchasing furniture, one thing to keep in mind is that the quality of an item
should match up with the price (or, even better, the price should be good for the quality of the product). Just because a piece of furniture is priced highly doesn’t mean that it is of great quality. In fact, the quality of the furniture item could range from very poor to excellent. Following is some information about furniture qualities; however, you should also be familiar with the manufacturer’s reputation.
You can learn more about various aspects of wood furniture from the information provided below by Homestore.