Why are there no prices on the website?
Wood You Furniture has stores throughout the Southeastern United States as well as three stores outside of the US. The main reason for no pricing on the website is due to our overseas stores, their pricing structure and tax collection procedures are different than in the USA. This makes placing prices on our website all but impossible. However, feel free to use our contact button and send us the stock numbers you are interested in and we will have your local store contact you.
What is meant by Real Wood?
According to the National Unfinished Furniture Association, real wood furniture is defined as furniture made of all natural wood or plywood. Real wood furniture contains absolutely no particle board. What is meant by Solid Wood? Solid Wood means that all exposed parts of the furniture are made of solid board, either softwood or hardwood lumber. No particle boards are used. When solid boards are used in furniture construction, they are glued together side by side along the edges. Often, a number of boards are used to make the wood more stable and reduce the chance of warping. Solid board can always be identified by following a seam to the end, where you will find the "end" grain.
What is Veneer?
Veneer often has a negative image with those looking for quality furniture. However, veneers can be a great, high quality and durable alternative to solid lumber at a fraction of the costs. Veneer is a layer of wood applied over underlying cross layers of plywood. Originally developed to be an art form, veneer can be cut in intricate patterns. Uniform graining can be achieved, unlike the more character graining of solid wood.
When is plywood a good idea?
When strength and stability are needed. Plywood is made up of layers of solid wood glued over each other with grains running at 90-degree angles to produce a strong core. It is used to provide maximum stability on the sides of desks, entertainment centers and other units. A veneer is often glued on top and sides for an even and attractive appearance. Plywoods not only prevent warping and cracking, but are a great economical choice versus solid wood without sacrificing durability or appearance.
What are the differences in drawer construction?
Drawer construction is generally a good indication of overall furniture quality. Some drawers have no guides. The lack of guides allows more "play" and can cause the drawer to bind when it is opened and closed. Others have wood-to-wood center guides, nylon-to-wood center guides, side-mounted roller guides or center-mounted metal guides. Roller guides and center-mounted metal guides normally have built-in drawer stops, and some have lifetime warranties for drawer operation. Many drawers have glue-blocks to strengthen the bottom. Most ready-to-finish chests have wood drawer bottoms not always the case with pre-finished furniture. Now, as in the past, doweled and dovetailed drawer joints indicate a high degree of craftsmanship. However, modern machine technology, good bonding glue and pneumatically driven staples coated with resin have afforded savings in construction while providing durability.
Is furniture finishing hard to do?
Using our step-by-step instructions, finishing is fun and easy. Today's finishing products are much easier to get professional results even if it i your first time. Blend your existing décor or start fresh with your own personal style. With today's finishing products, the possibilities are almost endless. Create your own style; express your individuality.
What supplies are needed, other than the stains?
Depending on whether you paint, stain or a combination of the two, you will need a few items most found around the house. Here at Wood You we have pre made kits to avoid you having to run around town for all the little items. Allow us to show you what has made us the first choice in ready to finish furniture in all our markets.
Does the furniture require any assembly?
Only in rare instances do customers buy an unassembled product from us. It is our pleasure to allow our furniture techs to assemble and fully sand your items at no additional costs. We prefer to assemble the item in store to ensure a quality product you can enjoy for years to come.