IS DANISH MID CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE MADE OF SOLID TEAK or TEAK VENEER?

Posted by Asta on 9/28/2017 to News
IS DANISH MID CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE MADE OF SOLID TEAK or TEAK VENEER?

This is the question I get very often, so I decided to write this post to answer it in greater detail.

It seems that we in North America think that high quality furniture is necessarily made of solid wood.  And it is a common knowledge that Danish Mid Century Modern furniture is high quality. If you like me enjoy checking 1stdibs.com from time to time, you probably know that some items fetch over 100,000 USD. That surely must mean they are solid wood?

This is a common misconception, fueled even more with sellers on popular classifieds as Kijiji or Craiglist claiming their MCM furniture is made of solid teak (or rosewood or walnut). In fact, however, almost all high-end Danish furniture (not including chairs, legs, handles and frames) is made with teak or rosewood veneer placed over less expensive wood like pine or plywood or particle board.

If Kijiji sellers say their furniture is made of solid teak, it just does not make it true Buyer beware.


Welcome to our online store

Posted by Asta on 9/25/2017
Welcome to our online store! We are proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. We look forward to meeting you soon!