Buying Tips When Shopping for Furniture


  1. Bring samples if you are matching colors to Avoid errors in color coordination.
  2. Test seating for comfort in the same manner you would at home.
  3. The best frames are solid kiln-dried hardwoods with doweled and blocked corners.
  4. Ask your salesperson about the different types of spring construction.
  5. Select furniture that reflects your lifestyle.

Bedroom / Dining Room / Occasional

  1. The best frames are solid kiln-dried hardwoods with corner blocks.
  2. For longer wear surfaces on cabinets or tables, the construction should be wood veneer or solid wood rather than printed finishes.
  3. Drawer corners should be joined by mortise and tennon, such as English or French dovetail joints.

Mattress and Box Springs

  1. Premium bedding has a box spring foundation and firm tempered coils in the mattress. The firmer the coils, the longer the life of the set.
  2. The flexalater prevents padding from sifting into the coils and creating voids in the comfort layers. Not all mattresses have flexalators.
  3. Pick a comfort layer that suits your needs. They vary by using firmness pads, cotton felt and quilted toppers. Some nesting is a normal occurrence in softer toppers.