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What to Look for When Buying a Used Dining Table

When shopping for a dining table – regardless of where it will be located in your home – there’s a good chance the selection and price will knock you off your feet.

Fortunately, you don’t have to purchase a new dining table. There are many benefits of buying a pre-owned table, including the fact that you can save a lot of money.

There are several things to look for when buying a used dining table, such as:

·      Overall condition. Are there scratches or gouges in the wood? Are there crayon marks all over the surface? Does it appear as good as new? You are buying used, so don’t expect the table to be perfect. However, you do want to find something that suits your requirements in regards to the overall condition.

·      Build quality. You want your dining table to last many years into the future, so focusing on build quality is a must. Is the table made from all wood construction? Is it well put together, or are you noticing that the legs are wobbling?

·      The pieces that are included. This can mean many things. For example, are all the chairs included with the table? If so, are they in good condition? Also, if the table has a leaf, make sure it’s also included. The same holds true for a custom protective pad.

These are not the only things to look for when buying a used dining table, but if you focus on these details you’ll find yourself in better position to make an informed decision.

Final tip: dining tables – especially those that are good quality and name brand – often sell fast at estate sales, so if you come across one that you love you shouldn’t wait to pull the trigger!

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