Make sure the doors stay open and close properly. You should also check the cobs or links to ensure they are properly attached. If you are trying to shop for furniture made in courtesy that is full or partly environmentally responsible, look out for three possible certification. Scientific Certification Systems use the SCS label. Also look for SmartWood certification from the Rainforest Alliance.Before making a furniture purchase, make sure it fits with the way you want it. For example, you may love a bed, but it may not work in your living room. You should make sure you know the sofa measurements and measurements of your living room. When you get new furniture delivered to your home, make sure you check it before you sign a reception. If you sign the form then note that there is something wrong with the furniture once it is in the house, you may have a hard time to get the company repaired or replaced.If you are looking for used furniture, you should look at Craigslist. Many people sell or put away used furniture in your area. Many Craigslist adverts have pictures of the furniture on sale, so you can get a good idea if it's something you want, before contacting the seller. Before buying a piece of furniture, try to remove the drawers. Touch the inside of the drawers to see if it feels rough.Low quality furniture usually feels very rough. The better pieces of furniture have dust panels between drawers. Do not hesitate to ask for a lower price if you do not see dust panels or if the wood inside the drawers is rough. Look over the type of legs the furniture has. They should not be transported or nailed. Instead, they should be joined to the bottom of the piece. They should also be made of solid wood and quite heavy.