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Where can you find furniture reviews?

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The About.com Home website offers reviews of both furniture businesses, such as Thomasville Furniture and Room and Board, and the companies' individual products. Websites that sell furniture often feature user reviews of their products, as do social review websites. General furniture company reviews, including Martha Stewart, are available at Consumer Affairs. Reviews of some specific types of furniture, such as baby feeding chairs, can be found at Consumer Reports.

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Product reviews usually contain negative and positive aspects of each product. Some include a rating system, often with a set of stars. Specific collections of a company are sometimes highlighted, as are prices, company histories and possible safety concerns. Consumers should be aware of companies that hire individuals to fabricate fake reviews for their products. In addition to user reviews, there are also many guides to buying furniture available. A website with many similar ratings and reviews may include false praise.

Consumers can learn to assess wood, construction methods and furniture composition to discern a piece's quality for themselves. Some tips include ensuring that any cushion foam is wrapped within another material for long-lasting durability, selecting only products made with jointed wood rather than staples and only purchasing woods that pass a scratch test, or do not form a scratch when gently scratched by a fingernail.

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