However, the FSC certification in particular is internationally respected for forest management. Check Craigslist for deals. Very often there is a lot of furniture that is given away for nothing, other than your cost to raise it. That is a great deal. Why people put furniture away. They have decided to upgrade, and can cost a lot of money to hire someone to remove the older piece.Are you looking to match a special wooden stain in your home, but have trouble. It can sometimes be difficult to find an exact match. Buying a piece of unfinished furniture and staining yourself is a great solution to this problem. This way you can ensure that all your wood furniture will match exactly. Sometimes a shop will have an item bought but returned and will be available at a discounted price.If you are looking at sofas, try to find one that has a fifth leg, located in the middle to get extra stability and support. Although it is good to talk to the sellers in furniture stores, realize and remember that they might not be the best source of advice and information. They may focus on customer service, but only sell them. A real interior planner is someone who can help you find the right furniture for your home.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. The Green Seal organization also checks furniture, saying the label is a Green Seal. If you are trying to buy furniture that is wood, or antique furniture, do not try to look at the surface on the outside only.