Furniture Stand: Know your furniture before you buy

Unfinished Furniture

Many people prefer to buy unfinished furniture. It can be painted, stained or left as is to suit your needs and is often less expensive than finished furniture. Those people who suffer from environmental sensitivities can avoid the strong chemicals used in furniture production by buying unfinished furniture. Any type of wood furniture can be purchased unfinished. Tables, bed frames, chests and chairs are all popular.

You have several choices when it comes to how to finish your unfinished furniture. You can paint, stain or simply seal the wood. You will most likely have to sand your unfinished furniture before beginning any of these processes. This will help the paint or stain to apply smoothly and evenly. Make sure your paint or stain is thoroughly mixed and apply with a brush, rag or sponge. After the colour has dried, apply a clear topcoat for protection.