The furniture you have in your home makes a big difference in setting the tone of your abode. So, if you’re about to move into your first home, ready to renovate, or update your current one, we’re here to tell you to shop smart, shop sustainably and shop for solid timber furniture
Nothing beats the warmth, richness and sheer beauty of solid, natural wooden furniture – it can uplift your home’s appearance, creating a homely, welcoming feel.
Did you know that you can get solid timber furniture for the same price as veneer? One furniture company making the solid timber movement in Australia is Icon By Design. By taking out the middleman, Icon By Design has made beautifully crafted solid timber furniture that’s affordable. Ever since its inception, this family business has been guided by the principles of sustainability, timelessness and quality craftsmanship. This company takes pride in the fact that they use solid American oak and walnut timber to craft their products. What’s more, they use sustainably sourced solid timber so that your furniture has minimal impact on the environment. And the quality speaks for itself.
Solid timber is naturally hard wearing, which makes it more cost effective and sustainable than veneer in the long run. Solid timber offers greater durability, more strength and is typically easier to maintain.
Furniture built from solid wood gets better with time. Every knot in the wood tells a story; every piece speaks of integrity, timeless design and refined elegance. Wood’s innate durability means it can withstand the test of time for generations to come, offering a timeless quality that cannot be replicated. What’s more, solid wood is easy to maintain – waxing, polishing and oiling is all it takes to give your furniture a new lease of life, ensuring it will look good for years to come.
A veneered surface usually can’t be repaired when damaged and the item is often discarded. Solid timber can be repaired, or simply enjoyed as is, reflecting the story of your life and adding to the character of the piece.
So, if you’re after a makeover for your dining or living room, if your bedroom needs a fresh update, or if you want tables, seating or extra storage that stands out, we urge you to choose solid timber furniture over the alternatives. How about the Jolanda bed made from American oak in your bedroom, or a stunning walnut Magnus dining table in your open plan living, the Plank armchair in your lounge or a set of Jensen barstools around your kitchen island?
There you have it – when you’re out furniture shopping, choose solid timber that’s sustainably sourced to get something that’s truly unique, timeless and beautiful. Have we convinced you?
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