12 August, 2016
Compound wooden dining table set: price-value relationship
When we come out of the house, we permanently feel harmful impact of environment, whether we wish it or not. That is why on our return, we want to feel not only warmth and coziness, but safety as well. They usually say, that “at home even the walls help.”
And in order to have good rest and properly relax, walls, evidently, will not be enough. Home furniture creates that very true atmosphere of coziness and warmth, possibility to communicate with friends and dear people.
Different materials, such as chipboard, laminated chipboard, MDF, acrylic plastic, glass, metal, stone, crossband veneer, etc., are being used for furniture production nowadays.
Combined furniture has cheaper price, and by its quality characteristics it is almost as good as solid timber furniture.
Frame for such furniture is done from less valuable or cheaper timber kinds and not less qualitative and practical materials, such as MDF, chipboard, fibreboard, plastic, etc., as a rule, and natural timber is for foresides production.
We have already considered the pros and cons of natural timber, and now let us look at and find out, what are the artificial materials, which are used for furniture of economy class.
Chipboard is produced from timber sawdust and shavings, soaked with formaldehyde resin as a binding matter. The most simple sample is represented by a custom dining table.
Advantages: water resistance, solidity, easy in processing, cheap price.
Disadvantages: impossibility of fine processing, presence of the resin, which can release formaldehyde, which is harmful for human organism.
Laminated chipboard, coated with paper-resin film
Advantages: variety of colors and textures, imitating natural timber, resistance to mechanical damage and high temperatures.
Disadvantage: impossibility of fine finishing.
Medium-density fibreboard is produced from very small sawdust, which is combined by lignine and paffin binders. A common kitchen round table as well as, for example, king bed frames are made from this material.
Advantages: eco-friendly material, which can be utmost finely proceeded. Possesses all the advantages of timber, but, at the same time, has cheaper price and serves for longer period of time.
Disadvantage: in some countries is rather expensive, because its production is not properly arranged.
Fiberboard is a hardboard, produced from compressed sawdust by wet pressing.
Advantage: low price, long service life.
Disadvantage: relatively small usage spectrum (mainly for back cupboards’ walls and bottoms of drawers).
So, if to buy furniture for the house or choose custom-made one intelligently, it is possible to get fairly priced ideal combination of quality, harmony and that very unique atmosphere, which turns the ordinary flat into island of comfort, warmth and reliability for years. The most frequent sample is represented by a sofa table and and a full size headboard.