Solid Hard Wood Furniture is Still Best
Solid Wood Furniture: The Allure of Wood in Your Homeby Peter Nisbet
You can’t beat the quality of solid wood furniture. Why is solid American wood unbeatable as a raw material for handmade American furniture? Perhaps because if its endurance. Perhaps because of the way it is easily cut, carved and formed into virtually any item of furniture. Perhaps also because of its sheer beauty and glow when fashioned and finished by masters of their craft.
There are many types of furniture on sale in American furniture stores. You can purchase modern tubular steel pieces or the molded plywood furniture designed and constructed by George and Ray Eames in the 1940s. Plastic and fiberglass furniture came in the 1950s and 60s. Much of that original stuff is worth a fortune now.
The Transience of New Materials
None of these new materials has lasted been proved a good alternative to wood. They offered artists and designers an opportunity to move away from wood for high quality furniture. Many designs were popular in their day, but did they ever take the place of solid wood furniture? Never!
With the development of corrosion-proof metals and new plastics, wood became no longer a cool material to use for the modern furniture of the day. For most of history, wood and stone have been the construction materials of choice – for homes and the furniture used in them. Stone was popular in the old civilizations, or perhaps we only think so because all wooden furniture is long gone.
Latterly, metal was rarely used in construction other than as reinforcement. However, it all changed with the development of tubular aluminum and steel, pressed plywood and plastics. Each of these had its day, being used extensively by the artists of their time. However, they were no more than transient, fading into insignificance as wood remained supreme.
The Allure of Solid Wood Furniture
Wood has a warmth to it that you can feel. There is no substitute for the feel of the grain and warmth of genuine wood – even if that is only a thin veneer of walnut over white oak, plywood or particleboard. There is something about the look of wood furniture that no synthetic material can match.
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Maintenance (and replacement) of pool furniture, bbqs.
You also get a 24-hour guard at the front door who can accept packages and do other favors for you.
The building has a gym with top of the line equipment.
Most buildings have a rec. room with billiard tables and large-screen tvs.
In some cases it covers the cost of your water and/or hot water.
It also covers maintenance/cleaning/upkeep of other common areas such as halls, lobby, parking garage, landscaping.
The cost of the pool itself is included in the purchase price.
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