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How to Shop for Furniture that will Last

When shopping for furniture, it is important to find pieces that will last. There are a few things to look for when furniture shopping that can help indicate whether a piece is made to last. At Slaneyside, we pride ourselves on selling quality furniture at the best prices in the South East. Read on for our top tips on how to shop for furniture that will last.


The construction of a piece of furniture is important in determining how long it will last. Check to make sure that the furniture is made with solid wood construction instead of plywood or particle board. Also, avoid any furniture that is held together with staples or glue; these are not as durable as screws or dowels and are more likely to come apart over time. Finally, make sure that the drawers have dovetail joints instead of butt joints; dovetail joints are much stronger and less likely to break over time.


The finish on a piece of furniture is also important in determining its longevity. A good finish should be smooth and even, without any drips or runs. It should also be applied evenly across the entire piece, including the underside and inside of drawers and doors. To test the finish, rub your hand across it; if it feels sticky or tacky, it is not a good quality finish.

Customer Service

When shopping for furniture, it is also important to find a retailer with excellent customer service. This way, if there are any issues with your purchase, you will be able to resolve them quickly and easily. At Slaneyside, we are proud of our excellent customer service; we will do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase.


When shopping for furniture, it is important to find pieces that are well-constructed, have a good finish, and are sold by a retailer with excellent customer service. By following these tips, you can be sure to find furniture that will last for years to come. And at Slaneyside, you can be confident that you are getting the best deals on quality furniture in the South East!

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