Solid Wood Furniture: A Sustainable, Solid Investment

Today there are many options available for materials used for furniture, and solid wood may seem like something from the past. The reality is that solid wood furniture is durable, sustainable, affordable and a “solid” investment. If you own a piece of solid wood furniture perhaps it was given to you, a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation. You may have never considered its significance, but here are a few reasons why you should consider solid wood for your future furniture purchases. 

The first and most notable is the craftsmanship that goes into solid wood furniture. Whether it’s a table, a bedroom group, a china cabinet or a curio, it was most likely made by someone who has been honing their craft for years. Every piece of Virginia Furniture Market solid wood furniture is crafted to withstand years of use. While that may not be on your mind during the many family dinners gathered around your table, the times that you retrieve your china from your cabinet or the number of times you rearrange your room with seasonal decor, behind every piece of solid wood furniture there is a story. A story of the particular wood type used, the design, and finally the finished product that the craftsman proudly completes. 

Another reason to select solid wood is for its durability. If you were to ask anyone what piece(s) of furniture they own that have either been passed down to them or that they have had for a long time they would most likely refer to their solid wood pieces. A cherry chest of drawers, a mahogany bed or an oak side table. These pieces are special because of the memories that they evoke, as well as their durability.  

At Virginia Furniture Market, we are proud to carry brands like Virginia House, a local company in Galax, Virginia that takes pride in every piece they make. Bedroom pieces are made by a skilled group of over 600 artisans. All of the lumber used is sustainably harvested within a day’s drive of their furniture factory. With their “one for one” commitment, since 2007, over one million trees have been planted by the Virginia Dept of Forestry. When you invest in a Virginia House piece of furniture you can feel good about your purchase knowing it was sourced and made right here in the USA, and even better, Virginia! 

VFM also carries Amish vendors that allow you to customize your solid wood furniture. You choose your finish, leg style, knobs and pulls, and the features on your bed frame. Make it your own knowing that your pieces will last a lifetime. If you are looking for a unique dining room set, bedroom set or even occasional furniture you are sure to find something at Virginia Furniture Market that suits your needs. 

One final note- solid wood is something you invest in because it lasts and gets even better over time. Visit a showroom today in Rocky Mount, Christiansburg or Bedford to speak to a knowledgeable salesperson about solid wood today. Your Solid & Sustainable Investment!