One of the questions we get asked on a regular basis, is why we use a solid timber frame instead of the cheaper MDF option when building our custom made lounges. The answer is easy: we are proud of the quality of our Australian made furniture.
Using solid Australian grown timber when constructing the frame of your lounge, ensures that your lounge will have a frame that won’t break when the children jump on it or your 500 pound uncle comes for a visit. It gives us the opportunity to offer you a 10 year guarantee on your custom made lounge and you can rest assured that it will last at least that long and longer.
A lot of furniture nowadays are built with MDF. It is a cheaper option as far as material goes and allows furniture companies to quickly mass produce furniture. However, as a customer of Leisure Lounges, you have come to know our furniture to speak of the highest quality.
Building you a custom made lounge of the highest quality is our priority.
So why do we not use MDF when manufacturing your custom made lounge?
- MDF is highly susceptible to damage if it gets wet. Moisture makes it swell and when it then dries out, it can crumble completely. Solid wood is a lot more resistant to water damage.
- MDF contains formaldehyde which can be dangerous and acts as an irritant to eyes and lungs when you come in direct contact with it.
- It does not hold screws and nails well, so a lounge built from MDF won’t last very long, as opposed to a solid timber frame that will last you a lifetime.
- MDF has very poor tensile strength, so children jumping on your lounge or putting a lot of weight on it can easily damage it. Our solid timber frames have both very good compressive strength as well as tensile strength, ensuring that you only get high quality custom made lounges from us at Leisure Lounges.
Call us today or drop by our showroom to see for yourself the quality of our furniture. We care about our customers. That is why we can make you a promise that you will never find any MDF in a custom made lounge you buy from us at Leisure Lounges.