You have to choose your pieces exemplifying style. The following tips will guide you in the process of buying furniture. When buying old items, check the underside of each piece. Without looking at the "bones" of the furniture, you can not say how it made a sound or welfare. Rust and dry rot are common problems that tend to plague older furniture. If you want to buy wooden furniture, look for a quality carpenter.If a piece is glued together, or nails and screws are used to keep the piece of furniture together, it will not last very long. It is better to spend more to get a piece of furniture with some excellent carpenter working on it. Drawers open and jiggle in any piece of furniture before buying. You want to know how well the drawers that fit into the furniture. If they move when jiggled, that's not a good sign.It may be the furniture has been built poorly. The same goes if you feel any tension in the drawer pulled out. It should slide out smoothly. Check the corners of any wooden furniture for how the timber is attached to each other. Piece of furniture should be the quality of so-called "joined wood" where the two pieces are jointed literally about adherence. If instead you are met with nails or glue, look for a better option.Yes, darker fabric sturdier hold up to the abuse, and hide many stains. Make sure you check whether the furniture is shipped or curbside door to door. This is especially important if you live on a very high floor. You may have to pay a little more if you want the item sent directly to your door, but it is more than worth it when you realize that you have to do it yourself. If you need several pieces of furniture, look for package deals.