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Largo furniture?

Posted by zugzug (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 29, 10 at 10:49

Hi Guys,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Largo furniture. So far I've gathered that they are a budget manufacturer that sells solid rubberwood casegoods from overseas.

I'm mostly interested in their wood drying and construction quality. From what I've read with rubberwood you have to be really careful to make sure that the wood is kiln dried properly otherwise it can warp/split due to changes in humidity.

So far I haven't been able to find any pieces to check out locally, so any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks!


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RE: Largo furniture?

Real furniture manufacturers don't use rubberwood. That's a little tongue-in-cheek, but pretty accurate. Most name brand mid-quality furniture manufacturers will use rubberwood only on small accent pieces, not on major case pieces. (Bombay Company built a business based on small-scale Rubberwood accent pieces.)

Now, that I've said that, if the Rubberwood set is the only thing that fits your budget, go for it. It will last for a while, and then someday you'll replace it.

By the way, all wood should be kiln-dried, not just rubberwood.


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RE: Largo furniture?

Hi Laura,

Thanks for the reply. Your assessment is pretty much what I expected. Basically the next bed up in the style that we want and that meets our room requirements is the Durham Euro Bed. It'd be about 2-3x the price.

Tough decision. We can technically afford either, but with 2 young children I'm not sure if it would be better to go with something expensive that will last longer or something cheaper where we won't have a heart attack if the kids decide to draw pictures on it in permanent marker.


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