If you are searching for wooden furniture, deciding what to purchase can be a daunting task. There are so many types of wood and wood finishes, not to mention glass, steel, fabric and plastic. Read below on how to choose the right piece of furniture for your home.
Wooden furniture offers a unique, beautiful and natural appearance. Every piece of wood has its own unique grains and patterns, and when combined with a high-quality finish, can serve as an awesome focal point for any room. Different types of wood and wood finishes offer their own varied appearances to match almost any style. Coastwood Furniture has a wide range of stain and paint finishes including a distressed and aged look. The ease of customizing wooden furniture is another significant benefit which we go into in more detail below. Wooden furniture can also last a very long time if taken good care of. Our 25 year quality guarantee shows our confidence in this!
There is a large variety of different wood types and styles in the New Zealand furniture market which vary significantly in price. From low cost MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) or particle board right through to high quality solid timber such as Rimu, Ash and Oak, what is the difference between them and why do I need to know about them?
A brief and to-the-point answer is that often the lower cost bracket of wooden or fake wooden furniture is imported and manufactured in large runs of standard sizes, colours and handles. Manufacturers are able to produce this at a low cost by using low cost material, hardware and using economies of scale through doing large runs of the same product at one time. The result is most often a timber veneer on MDF or particle board available in only a few colours with no option to customise.
The majority of our furniture is made from Radiata Pine timber which is sourced from sustainable local forestries. Radiata Pine is used extensively in the furniture manufacturing industry, being easy to work with and a having a great looking grain. We also use American White Ash timber which is available in our Mckenzie and Frank ranges. American White Ash has a more definite grain which shows up beautifully with any of our stains. Being a New Zealand manufacturer, we are able to make-to-order which opens up a great range of customization options.
With the ability to custom size, choose your handle, choose your stain or paint finish, or even stain-match to your existing furniture, you can tailor any of our ranges to suit your home!
Hi We have just bought one of your single beds from a shop in Dunedin and I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the purchase. The bed seems incredibly solid and it took me less than 5 minutes to put all together. I have recently dealt with my fair share of badly designed cheap import flatpacks (we've recently moved to a new house) and it was such a relief to finally deal with a straightforward and solid product. All for a very good price too. Well done, keep up the good job!
Hi, Our Coastwood furniture arrived today including a custom made hall table. I just wanted say Big Thanks to your furniture makers, all pieces are so beautiful and made up to perfection. Well done!
As a major furniture and bed retailer we are always looking for good quality NZ made value products as we want our customers to experience NZ made furniture at the right price and the right quality. Coastwood deliver on all these points. We have been dealing with Coastwood for several years and they have consistently exceeded our expectations in all areas. Put simply - very, very, very highly recommended.
Coastwoods would be one of the best suppliers we deal with. From the rep we receive excellent service and advice. From the workshop we receive quality products on the date promised. As for the Lifetime Guarantee... nothing ever goes wrong with the product!
My bedroom furniture arrived last Friday. It is lovely! Beautiful and of such high quality. Looks even better than in the brochure. I was keen to buy a NZ product and I am so pleased I did. Thank you so much and well done!
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