As a frequenter of flea markets, I'm often tempted by vintage furniture pieces. Sometimes I find a real diamond in the rough, but more than once, I've gotten a piece home to have it break or disintegrate shortly thereafter.
So, I was thrilled to find this piece of advice from the Sprucettes, the ladies behind the wonderful Austin, TX-based furniture rehab and reupholstery business Spruce Home. Writing on Spruce's blog, Amanda gives advice on how to tell the goodies from the baddies when it comes to vintage furniture. While these tips are specifically directed toward pieces for reupholstery, this one would work well for any type of vintage shopper.
Amanda advises, "The heavier a piece of furniture is, the more likely it’s made of hard woods and quality materials than if it is super light. Generally, heavier also means stronger and more durable."
Want to hear more of her tips? Check them out on the Spruce blog.