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What Your Furniture Suppliers Do Not Want You To Know—Series Two.

      Last time we had a discussion about the price of wood to make a piece of furniture. Hope everyone has a better idea about the cost of each wood. Now we continue our topic: how furniture manufacturers cut the material reconditely.

      Replace the high quality wood with cheaper one. Someone may say that is impossible because he/ she can tell the wood species through texture and woodiness. However, factory can make everything becomes true. For example, customer wants to buy black rose wood ($4000USD/Ton) furniture. You know what happens? Wood frame of the whole piece of furniture is made by black rose wood while backside, left side and right side are made by cheaper wood such as oak, pine and cherry. You might say I can still tell they are oak or pine or cherry. However, when most factories use cheaper wood, they will cover those cheap woods by around 3cm thickness black rose wood on the surface. Now it’s no way you can tell unless you cut the wood, which you will never ever do.

      Replace one solid wood leg by cheap hardwood. Wooden chair for example, it has four legs but only three of them are real solid wood leg and the last one is……You know why many factories do it? Reduce the cost just want to catch your order.

        One word to all buyers, do not always seeking lowest price but bargain the competitive price.  As a furniture factory, our price might not be the lowest one but is the most cost effective one.

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What Your Furniture Suppliers Do Not Want You To Know—Series One.

I have been hearing from some customers many times: I bulk bought many containers of furniture at a very low price from previous factory and resold them to my countries with a considerable profit; however, things do not seem to be that positive. Several years later, those furniture somehow are damaged gradually. Complaints from customers and unreliable quality make the person into big trouble.

The only reason is: The factory he/she did business with was cutting the material without his/her notice.

Before I point out how a factory secretly cut the corners, we should have a brief concept about the varieties of material, which will be involved when making a piece of furniture. The common materials are solid wood, plywood, fireboard, sponge and leather. Solid wood, plywood and fireboard occupied at least 70% of a piece of furniture (sofa is excluded), so I will offer the approximate cost of each raw material.

When it comes to solid wood, the approximately price in the market currently is as following in order.

No.1 Yellow Rosewood from Hainan $2,000,000/ton.

No.2 Red Rosewood from Laos $130,000/ton.

No.3 Black Rosewood from Laos $4,000/ton.

No.4 White Rosewood from Burma $3,800/ton.

No.5 White Wings of wood from Burma $2,500/ton.

No.6 Teakwood from Burma $2,200/ton.

No.7 Cherry from USA $1,400/ton.

No.8 Pine from USA $750 /ton.

No.9 Oak(common used in engineered hardwood floor) $730/ton.

No.10 Camphorwood $580/ton.

MDF is around $10/pc, size is around 2440*3050*18mm.

Plywood is around $30/pc, size is around 2440*3050*18mm.

Follow us for the coming post next month: You won’t believe how furniture factories cut corners—series two.