Here’s a great article that everyone should who is considering buying furniture, should read. It reveals a lot of shortcuts taken by the big name stores and poor construction of their mass-produced furniture. Why the shortcuts? Because they prefer to spend their money on print catalogs, expensive advertising and high priced real estate.
Did you know …
* A $400 Pottery Barn coffee table features a one-fortieth of an inch veneer (about as thick as a paper towel). One slip of a fork on something like this would reveal the ugly fiberboard underneath.
* A $900 Crate & Barrel chair has hollow plastic legs, which will crumble within a few years if used on a hardwood floor .
* $1,200 Crate and Barrel bed has particle board core and is held together by screws.
Click here to read article published by Start Money magazine.