By Adalheid Voigt. Midcentury. At Friday, January 25th 2019, 01:57:42 AM.
Why are kiln dried sofa frames better than air-dried or any other kind? Kiln dried sofa frames are considered a safe bet that your sofa frame is strong enough to last you a long time for several reasons. However, before we go into those reasons, you have to remember that it is not just important to look for kiln dried frames, but kiln-dried frames.
Hardwood is wood that we get from trees such as oak, maple, cherry walnut and other broad-leafed deciduous trees. This type of wood is stronger and better suited to most types of furniture making. Soft woods come from evergreen trees such as pines and cedar. This type of wood can bend or dent easily and therefore is not suitable where you need strength, such as in sofa frames. So while it is good to look for kiln dried wood, remember to as if the frame is constructed from hardwood rather than soft wood.
Never buy a sofa without first trying it out. Sit on it, lie on it, try it out the way you would use it at home. If you like napping on your sofa, make sure that the arms are the right height. Make sure the cushions and the back are as soft or firm as you want them to be.