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Understanding Furniture Materials

Wood is a hard, fibrous tissue found in many trees. It has been used extensively as a construction material. It is an organic and natural material. Most cabinets are made from hardwoods. Wood warps easily as its moisture content changes. That’s why it’s important that the wood be finished on all sides before it leaves the factory. Unfinished cabinetry should be finished on-site as soon as possible to prevent warping.


In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 mm that typically are glued onto core panels (wood, particle boarder medium-density fiberboard) to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture. Veneer is also a type of manufactured board.

Furniture made with wood veneer uses less wood than the same piece of furniture made with solid wood.


Plywood is an engineered board made from thin sheets of wood, called plies or wood veneers. Softwood plywood is usually made either of Douglas fir or spruce, pine, and fir (collectively known as Spruce-pine-fir), and is typically used for construction and industrial purposes. Hardwood plywood is used for some demanding end use.

Particle board, also known as chipboard, is an engineered wood product made from wood particles, such as wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even saw dust. This type of composite timber is generally cheaper, denser and more uniform than conventional wood and plywood. It is usually used as a substitution for them when appearance and strength are less important than cost.

Block board is composed of a core of softwood strips (up to about 25mm wide) placed edge to edge and sandwiched between veneers of hardwood, the ‘sandwich’ is then bonded under high pressure. The sandwich is then glued under high pressure. Block board is not suitable for outdoor use because the glues used are interior glues.

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Oriented strand board (OSB) is made from long strands of wood and resin. Advantages of OSB: Less expensive than plywood and Unique appearance can be appealing as a design element.

Cabinetry that is not solid-wood or wood veneer is generally laminate or Thermo foil, both of which are applied to substrates. Laminate and Thermo foil come in a range of colors and patterns, including some that mimic wood. Laminates features the authentic appearance of real domestic woods such as oak. Exotic laminate mimics unique woods. Rustic laminate has a warm, country feel. With an array of patterns, laminate mimics the appearance of natural tile


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  • Wardrobes
  • Construction
  • Skirting


How to choose perfect bedroom fitted wardrobe

Wardrobes are part of every household’s furniture since 18th and 17th century. This piece of furniture includes the lockers, cupboards and drawers in which different items or clothes can be saved. The modern fitted wardrobes are the evolved version of the old chest, and all this evolution took many years to take this modern shape. Today, every region has their own style and kind of wardrobes, which are preferred by the natives for storing their things. Among many unique styles, the most common and widely accepted style is the bedroom fitted wardrobe or the fitted bedrooms. Unlike the old wardrobes, the bedroom fitted wardrobe is designed according to the size and shape of the bedrooms.

Fitted Hinge Wardrobe

Benefits of having the bedroom fitted wardrobe:

Today most of the households prefer to have the bedroom fitted wardrobe in their house because of many obvious advantages it offers like,

Saving Space: In today’s world the houses are becoming smaller because of the strict economy and increased population. Therefore, to have wider storage space within the range of the bedroom seems a viable option for many house owners, and the fitted wardrobes are preferred. The fitted wardrobe not just saves the extra space in the rooms, but also provides plenty of storage facility. As these wardrobes are designed according to the size and shape of the room, they do not require any other space to adjust.

Customized design: These wardrobes allow the house owners to bring their own sense of style in them as they can be designed according to the particular theme of the bedrooms.

Hide the bad patches: The fitted wardrobes are the best way to cover the ugly or bored walls of the room.

Useful Tips to install the right kind of bedroom fitted wardrobe:

There are many different styles and shapes of fitted wardrobes that can be installed in the bedrooms today, but before making the decision of installation, there are certain things that need to be considered by the owners,

Firstly, before inviting the furniture fixation teams, the owner should discuss the theme and design of their fitted wardrobe with the house members. This agreement on the theme of the wardrobe is important because once it gets installed, it cannot be changed immediately.

Secondly, the color theme of the house and especially the bedroom should be considered and matched with that of the wardrobe.Most importantly, the doors of the fitted bedrooms wardrobe should be selected according to the space available in the room. As, if the room is small and front opening doors are selected, then it might restrict the space, and individuals will feel difficulty in putting the things in or out of that wardrobe.

Before ordering the fitted furniture wardrobes, the owner should consider his or her need for storage. Often, people require more hanging space, then shelves in their wardrobe; therefore, the need for storage is important to be analyzed before making the order. To get the best deal on the bedroom fitted wardrobes, home owner needs to search hard in the furniture market.