Why Furniture Materials and Craftsmanship Matter

With all the furniture buying options these days, it’s hard to know who to trust when it comes to purchasing long-lasting products. Here at Head Springs Depot, we stand by our promise to bring you high quality furniture at the best price possible. One way we achieve this is by stocking our showroom floor with items crafted using top-of-the-line materials from manufacturers and vendors we trust. 

But why is this important? Glad you asked! Here are a few of the obvious and maybe not-so-obvious reasons why materials and craftsmanship matter when purchasing furniture for your home. 


Better Health and Safety Standards

Let’s cut to the chase…. Cheap, low quality materials are riddled with chemicals and undesirable substances that can compromise the health and safety of you and your loved ones. Think of it like you’re buying produce. While buying organic may come with a slightly higher price tag, you can rest assured knowing the food you ingest is free of harmful pesticides, hormones and chemicals. But you don’t eat your furniture so how can it harm you? Good question. These chemicals are released into the air we breathe and into the dust particles in our home. They may also absorb through the skin upon contact.


The best way to reduce your exposure is to pay attention to the materials and country of origin of the piece(s) you’re interested in purchasing. Some foreign countries have lower standards when it comes to quality and safety. Head Springs Depot seeks out manufacturers at home and abroad who abide by firm guidelines at all times. This ensures that products have been thoroughly tested and have followed all safety checks necessary to protect the consumer. When shopping for furniture make sure it has been constructed with materials such as solid wood, real paints and stains, premium foam, top-of-the-line fabrics and authentic leather. If it is not, it’s safe to assume you and your family are at risk of being exposed to these harsh chemicals.


High Quality Materials and Workmanship

In addition to health and safety, long-lasting furniture is a big benefit in purchasing products made with high quality materials by skilled craftsmen. Unlike mass-produced items, each piece is crafted with the utmost detail using premium materials that will stand the test of time. While the initial price may be higher (but not always!), you are investing in a superior product that can be passed down for generations. HSD only partners with experienced stateside and international artisans who build these quality products and take great pride in their craft!


Sustainability and Cleaner Environment

Low-quality furniture can also have a devastating impact on our environment. The toxic chemicals in manufactured wood not only affect our health, but also our planet. Additionally, it takes a tremendous amount of energy to produce the fake stuff. On the flip side, solid wood is free of harmful toxins and uses very little energy during the production process. (Pssst: Click here to learn more about the differences between solid wood and manufactured wood.)


Another way to make an eco-friendly decision when buying furniture is to choose items that have been made with solid lumber that is plantation grown, reclaimed, or from sustainably-managed forests.

A little research can go a long way when it comes to purchasing high-quality furniture, but we make it simple. As we’ve mentioned, Head Springs Depot ONLY works with American and overseas furniture manufacturers who uphold the same values as we do. The health and safety of our customers, as well as the ability to enjoy furniture for many decades is always top of mind. Take the guesswork out of shopping and come see our furniture warehouse in Downtown Franklin! You will rest easy (perhaps on your new sofa!) knowing that our items check all the boxes above. But in the meantime, check out our blog to meet the makers of some of our top brands!