Unfortunately, there are negative consequences associated with slamming your body onto the couch if its material isn’t sturdy enough. You need quality finished wood and wood that is not adjoined with nails or glue. A lot of cheap furniture stores will throw together a couch with glue and nails. You will even see many computer chairs made like this, which is why they always fall apart within the first year of them being used. When you think about all the weight you are putting on your chairs and couches every day, it adds up. So, make sure you look for quality in the material and the fabric of your furniture.
You are probably thinking, “How do I tell if a piece of furniture is good quality or not?” Well, the first thing you have to do is get familiar with the three different types of wood that the furniture could be made out of. There is solid wood, which is more expensive and the most durable. Then there is veneer wood, which is a thinner piece of wood that is inexpensive and usually made up of several thin wooden layers. Finally, there are composite wood pieces.
They are the cheapest and the most likely to fall apart after a few years. So, the next time you are shopping at a furniture store you should lift up the cushions of the couches and examine the wood that they are made out of. You should also look to make sure the wood is joined at all the corners and ends and not nailed or glued. After you have performed these examinations on the prospective furniture that you want to buy, the next step is simply choosing the right cosmetic look that will go great with your home. But remember, if you choose a piece of furniture with solid wood then it doesn’t give you a license to jump up and down on it to test its limits. You should care for all of your furniture and not try to put unnecessary pressure on it. With proper care, you could end up keeping your furniture for decades instead of only a few years. Just buy smart and be smart with your furniture!