Solid wood furniture has many benefits, but some furniture shoppers may hesitate to purchase it because they’re uncertain if the price is worth it. Why use solid wood furniture? Let’s count the ways.

“Why use solid wood furniture?” is a good question. And it has good answers.

Below, we’ll go over the reasons why we think you should consider investing in solid wood furniture rather than other types of furniture. By “other types,” we mean those made with medium-density fibreboard (MDF). This is essentially sawdust and other wood fibers glued and pressed together. These types of furniture can be of high quality, but nothing really matches the integrity of wood.

First off: What does it mean to call a piece of furniture “solid wood”? Simply stated, it means furniture that comes from natural hardwoods — with no MDFs, particle boards, or other non-natural materials.

Five Reasons to Buy Solid Wood Furniture


With proper care, wood furniture can last for hundreds of years. It’s extremely durable — one of the main reasons why it’s such a worthwhile investment.

While other materials and mass-engineered wood may cost less than a quality wood piece, you may have to replace furniture made from cheaper materials more often. It just makes sense to invest more money for a piece of furniture that will last not only your lifetime but also the lifetimes of your kids and their kids.

Easy to clean and maintain

As mentioned above, a piece of solid wood furniture will last generations with proper care. And the good news is that “proper care” is relatively easy. All it takes is regular wiping with a damp cloth followed by another wipe down with a dry cloth to remove any remaining moisture. Perform this simple chore once a week, and your furniture will last far into the future.


Because the wood from which your furniture was made was one of a kind, that means your furniture itself will also be one of a kind. No two pieces of wood are exactly the same. First and foremost, the grain of the wood itself has its own unique characteristics that will show through once the furniture is built. It’s like a fingerprint; no other piece of wood furniture on earth will look like yours.

Good investment

As we’ve alluded to a few times, investing in solid wood furniture is a great idea for all the reasons we’ve listed thus far — and more.

Once you buy and take care of a piece of solid wood furniture, you can rest assured that you won’t have to worry about buying another piece of the same furniture again. In other words, a solid wood coffee table, dresser, or solid wood dining table will likely be the only ones you’ll ever have to buy.

The reason for the elevated costs is that superior materials and workmanship, including the joinery process, go into each and every piece of furniture.


If you pay attention to where the wood for your furniture is sourced, you may be contributing to an eco-friendly and more sustainable practice. Solid wood is often sourced from managed forests.

The energy required to build the furniture is less than mass-produced pieces of wood furniture, too.

And compared with furniture made with plastics, glues, and veneers, which may have processed chemicals and other toxic materials, solid wood is all-natural.

Looking for wooden furniture near you? Then you’ve already reached your final destination! We can help you choose wood furniture that fits your style and budget.

Questions about other types of wood furniture? We’re your go-to experts.

Get in touch with Broadway Furniture today!

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