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Have you been considering purchasing an heirloom furniture piece for your family to enjoy for generations? This concept has been around since furniture was invented. There is something special about inheriting an item you made memories around as a kid. Before you decide to invest in such a special item, there are some things to know before you head out to a furniture store.
Why Purchase an Heirloom Furniture Item?
Heirloom furniture is an item that is meant to be passed down to future generations. The piece should be something loved and meaningful to your family members. This could mean it is your adored farmhouse table, or it could be the wood coffee table everyone grew up drinking drink coffee around. Truthfully, it could be any furniture piece that lasts for several decades.
Perhaps the time to pass something down is when your child buys their first home. Or, perhaps it is when you decide to downsize. No matter when you hand down your heirloom furniture, it should be a special moment. Your kids should be excited to receive this furniture item when this special moment comes. In order for the heirloom item to be a longlasting and loved item, it needs to be made properly. This, of course, can be hard to find in today’s world of fast production and two-day shipping. So, be on the lookout for the considerations below for purchasing our pieces.
What to Consider For Buying Heirloom Furniture
There are different qualities you will want to look for in an heirloom furniture piece. Some of these qualities will be unique to your family due to traditions, personal preferences, and other factors. However, there are some guidelines you should consider when it comes to purchasing an heirloom piece. Below are some important things we recommend you consider.
What Type of Furniture Will It Be?
The first thing to consider when buying heirloom furniture is what furniture item will it be? Will it be a buffet? Or a TV stand? What about a dresser? The options are truly endless when it comes to deciding on an heirloom furniture piece. However, the most popular ones tend to be dining room tables. This is because the dining table is where families typically make the most memories. From family dinners, to doing homework, to intimidating with your daughter’s first boyfriend, there are many fun, awkward, and perfect memories made at your table.
Another popular option for heirloom furniture pieces is a bookcase. Bookcases are special furniture pieces because they tend to hold all of the childhood books, family pictures, and other loved items. So, if your family doesn’t tend to make memories around your dining table set, a bookcase may be the best option.
Choose Your Material
Another very important consideration to make about your heirloom furniture piece is its material. The material your piece is made of is critical to its longevity. With that being said, we recommend only purchasing a piece made of the highest quality materials. These materials are solid wood and raw steel. If your furniture item is made from a low quality material, then it won’t last very long. It may break before you even have a chance to pass it down to your children. So, be wise about the material of your furniture piece.
Ensure the Company Has a Repair Policy
An heirloom piece will be around for many decades. With that being said, things break and get damaged. This is even more so the case when little kids or pets are around. It is safe to assume your heirloom piece will be around both. So, it is important whatever furniture store you purchase the piece from has a repair policy. This is different from a return policy, has you want to keep the same heirloom in your family. Even if it’s the same model, it’s still not the piece that was handed down to your kids. So, be sure the company has a stellar repair policy in which they repair the item for you, and return it once it is fixed.
Consider Purchasing a Custom Piece
One of the best ways to ensure an heirloom furniture item is a family treasure is by purchasing a custom piece. This way, you will be able to pass down an item you designed yourself. At a custom furniture store, you will be able to choose everything from the material, to the dimensions, and even the hardware on the item. Then, there won’t be anyone else who has the same furniture item as you and your family members.
Where to Buy an Heirloom Item
It can be challenging to find a furniture store that is willing to put as my care into an heirloom piece as it deserves. This is why we run our business with the idea that furniture is special. Our team knows your furniture items are what you make memories around. We are proud to say we handcraft custom heirloom pieces for families every day. If you are ready to invest in a custom piece that your family will have forever, please feel free to shop our collection of wood furniture items.