Your choices are abundant when it comes to places to buy furniture and home decor. As an educated consumer, you have the right to know what you are buying, and what makes our products different.
Most companies import products, especially their furniture from sources that create seemingly quality pieces out of cheap material and chemicals that either do not last, or worse, can actually be damaging to the air you breathe in your home.
MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is a common material that is found in cheaply made furniture. MDF, also known as particleboard, is a manufactured material made essentially of sawdust and glue. While it may have a similar weight and initial feel of solid wood, it is NOT wood and does not have the durability, natural beauty, or non-toxic factor of genuine solid wood.
Hard to tell the difference? Absolutely. Most MDF furniture has a laminate finish which can have an amazing likeness to wood grain. Be sure to understand what you are buying. This type of furniture often can NOT be repaired, and cannot be refinished. There is no wood to refinish, and a quick sanding or chip in the finish will tell you this. What you are buying is a piece of particle board with a "painting" of a wood finish on top of it. In addition, MDF furniture may intially look fantastic (especially in terms of a cheap pricetag) but don't try to move it. MDF is internally weak, and with minimal pressure, screws and nails holding the furniture together often loosen their grip leaving a larger, weaker hole which require larger screws and nails in order to be functional again. This is not a repair, but a temporary fix.
And lastly, don't expect to place a glass on your MDF piece, or have any form of moisture around it (as in a bathroom or kitchen) without noticing a difference. MDF absorbs moisture, and when it does it expands and can distory ot delaminate the surface permanentaly. Again, this cannot be repaired.
What makes us different is that we handcraft our furniture onsite. Owner and Artist Stephen Procida designs and builds the furniture to be as durable as it is beautiful. We use 100% solid wood, not MDF, and do NOT use toxic chemicals or glue.
While repairs are often unnecessary because of the durability of our products, we stand behind our furniture completely and can repair and refinish products at any time.
And moisture is never a problem... in fact, most of our pieces are finished to be used indoors or outdoors at any time. We custom build kitchen furniture, cabinets, and tables and our custom bathroom solid wood vanities are a customer favorite. Solid wood does not give you a problem with moisture because, remember, trees live outside; MDF does NOT!
When you hear people say that "they don't make things the way they used to, that is often the case in furniture. Ever notice that antiques often hold up much better than pieces from discount furniture stores? Solid wood construction is the difference.
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100% USA Made, Handcrafted Onsite Locally
Only Solid Wood, No MDF, No Toxic Chemicals
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