Quality Workmanship at an Affordable Price

Posted 13/09/17

Cheap products can end up being a false economy if they fall apart before long. This leaves consumers frustrated, as well as out of pocket. At Mirror Image, we are keen to offer our customers a great deal, whilst maintaining the quality of our products. This winning combination is why 70% of our business comes from returning customers and recommendations. We’re confident that our standard price lists offer better value than any sale or promotional price. We don't need to entice customers with misleading ‘special offer’ prices.
A broken chest of drawersWhat makes for good quality furniture?

We understand that our customers want products that will last for years to come. We also know that durability may not always be easy for consumers to identify at a glance. This is why we would advise customers to apply a cautious approach when it comes to promotional offers and do their research into the products on offer. As they say, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Wood Composition

Although there are benefits to different types of wood, considering the ‘ply number’ or thickness of materials used in your furniture is very important. If you can leave a mark in the surface of the wood by running a fingernail across it, then this is not a surface that will stand up to the test of time.

Wood Construction

If you've ever bought cheap furniture from a catalogue company, you may be familiar with shoddy construction techniques, such as furniture which has been pieced together using staples or nails. Before long, you find the drawers are sagging and bending. Quality construction tends to involve dowelling or screw fitting. Drawers will run smoothly on their glides and the furniture should not creak when used.

A chest of drawers by Mirror Image

If you would like a truly unique piece of bedroom or office furniture that has been custom made in our Norwich workshop to fit your space, then drop into one of showrooms in Norwich or Cambridge for a chat with our sales team or call us on 01603 417577.

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