3 Questions to Ask at Furniture Auctions in Caledon

posted on December 15, 2014 by Don Reinhart | No Comments

Many people head to furniture auctions in Caledon to find the right furniture they can refinish or repurpose to fit in their home. Some may find quality furniture that don’t require any additional work done on them. Others might find great deals on furniture that requires some extra fixes. Here’s some questions you should think about while inspecting the furniture:

  • What does the furniture smell like? It’s always recommended to take a whiff at the furniture and determine if there are any particular smells associated with it. Some smells such as pet or cigarette odours may not be worth the time and cost to fix.
  • Is it worth it to reupholster the furniture? You may find a great chair that would fit in your living room, but it looks too worn out. You can choose to reupholster it. However, depending on the fabric used, the size of the furniture, and the type of work required, reupholstery can cost just as much as buying new furniture.
  • Is the furniture using quality veneers? Veneers are a thin piece of wood glued on to wood surfaces. Low quality veneers are less durable, and easily scratched or damaged by water. To determine the quality, look at the thickness of the veneer (it should be much thicker, allowing further sanding or refinishing) and how it is constructed (durable woodworking techniques such as dovetailing should be used). High quality veneer furniture lasts longer!

Are there other things you always inspect for before buying a furniture? Let us know below in the comments! For more information about furniture auctions in Caledon or throughout Ontario, contact us at (905) 846-1071.