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.You need to buy furniture that will go well with the rest of your home. For example, if you have a house to date, it is not very wise to antique furniture and vice versa. Unless you want your home to look tacky, it is important to consider this. Look at the frame when buying a sofa. It is building boards should be at least an inch thick. Your sofa squeak if its board is thinner than that.Also look for SmartWood certification by the Rainforest Alliance. The organization Green Seal also check furniture, simply say Green Seal on the label. Drawers open and jiggle in any piece of furniture before buying. You want to know how well the drawers that fit into the furniture. If they move when jiggled, that's not a good sign. It may be the furniture has been built poorly. The same goes if you feel any tension in the drawer pulled out.For example, if you have a house to date, it is not very wise to antique furniture and vice versa. Unless you want your home to look tacky, it is important to consider this. Make sure you buy the pieces to fit the area you want to add in. Whatever piece of furniture you buy, know the size of the available space in front of time. Speculation hardly ever works out well. It is especially important when buying recliners and sofas sleeping expanding.