Wooden Unfinished Furniture For Your House
Unfinished furniture can be a great choice for those who want to express their creativity and individuality with their home’s furnishings. Unfinished furniture is constructed with high-quality, raw wood boards. This furniture has not been stained, treated, painted, or sealed, so that the purchaser has complete control over how to finish it. Some people prefer the unfinished option because they enjoy customizing the color, pattern, and style of their furnishings. Others know that it is made with better quality wood, because neither paint nor stain can disguise knots, cracks, blemishes, or other weaknesses. Of course, unfinished furniture usually costs less than a finished counterpart, so it saves consumers money in the long run. Unfinished furniture comes in softwood or hardwood. Softwoods, such as pine, fir, and spruce, are literally softer. Sometimes you can mark them with your fingernail, so they will show dings and scratches more readily. However, this can be to your advantage if you would like to antique the piece for a “stressed” appearance that simulates age.
Hardwoods, like maple, ash, beech, alder, and most commonly oak, do not absorb stain as readily, nor get nicked as easily. These woods are ideal for clear stains that show off their natural color and grain. Unfinished furniture can create a very rustic appearance that is perfect for log cabins and other similar designs. However, not all types of wood can be used as unfinished wood because some may rot easily. Strong, hard woods can be used in unfinished furniture because they are usually quite resistant to moisture and they last for much longer. Even after you have purchased this furniture, you can later decide to add a protective coat if you want to.