How to determine what furniture is made of? It isn't wood...
We bought a Bassett bedroom suite over a year ago that has a painted black finish. The furniture is not made from solid wood, I'm pretty sure, although the drawers are.
The reason why I don't think the surfaces are painted wood is because I scratched some edges on the chest of drawers and it doesn't look like wood. It looks kind of crumbly to me, but I don't know.
Anyway, what is this material and can I safely repair and re-paint this furniture without it looking like crap?
I really regret getting this cheap-o set. It is amazing what I've learned in the past year about purchasing furniture. Oh well.
Thanks for your help,