Before buying a piece of furniture, always open drawers and doors. You should not buy a piece of furniture if the drawers open and close all the way equal. Make sure the doors stay open and close properly. You should also look at the knobs or handles to make sure they are attached properly. 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.Sit on and more about on any sofa you are considering buying. Know the return policy and warranty for any piece of furniture that you are looking into buying. Even if you are completely in love with the piece, you have to know what options you have if there are issues. If it "as is" purchase, doing extra homework beforehand to know that the piece is the right one for you. Buying furniture for your home is a long term investment, so be sure to inspect the furniture to see how well it is done.You may want to measure the area where you plan to put the furniture before going to the store. Measure the space in your home very carefully before buying furniture. If you go shopping for furniture without getting detailed idea of how much space you have, you may end up with an item that does not fit in your home. Measure doors and windows to make sure you can bring new furniture in your home.It should slide out smoothly. If you are shopping for a new piece of furniture in order to replace an older one, keep the old one in mind. What did you like about your old pieces. What you did not like it that needs improvement. Do not buy the most visually appealing potential replacement you see. If it is not comfortable for you personally, you are not going to be happy. Buy good furniture is easy as long as you know what to look for.