What sux in furniture? Trendy but cheaply made pieces!
It’s tempting to dial down your budget while furnishing your home when you’re living in perpetual fear of it getting branded with the “dated” kiss of death. But it won’t look very fresh as cracks and scratches develop and paint starts to chip off.
Not all inexpensive furniture is flimsy, but it usually costs you and our planet more in the end as you replace it while chucking the old stuff into the landfill.
What ROX? Furniture that’s built to last!
One of the best places to look for well-built furniture is in your own garage or storage locker, those of family members or friends, or garage and estate sales.
Whether buying old or new, look for solid wood (which can be repainted and resurfaced), iron or steel over fiberboard, plastic or thin metal tubing.
Most importantly, put some time and thought into your furniture purchases — maybe not as much you would a car, but if you choose right, it could outlast a car.