When shopping for furniture, many people may have trouble selecting perfect pieces that will last them a lifetime. While low-end furniture may seem appealing from afar, experts warn that, upon closer inspection, the pieces are not built to last, unlike Amish handcrafted furniture.According to the Virginian-Pilot, while lower-grade furniture may boast a smaller price tag, it is made of particle board and soft woods that don't hold joints and hardware well. Eventually, "it's going to come apart," David Jordan, furniture expert, told the publication.Amish handcrafted furniture, however, is beautiful and is extremely long-lasting. The solid wood pieces can be refinished, even after hundreds of years, reports the news source.Another key component that helps Amish handcrafted furniture last is that it is made in the United States. The Virginian-Pilot states that American-made furniture maintains quality control by following safety regulations regarding finish formulas and construction, and can be more readily repaired.Jordan encourages consumers to invest in these long-lasting items. "For me, the test of a piece of furniture is, 'Is it timeless?'" he told the news outlet.Interior design experts at Rafirafi.com praise solid wood furniture as it creates an elegant yet warm atmosphere in any room.
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