Return to the Furniture Forum | Post a Follow-Up

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

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.

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Furniture Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here