30 Dec

The Health Benefits of Solid Wood Furniture

Did you know your furniture could be making you sick? Most wooden furniture built today is not made with solid wood but uses a combination of particleboard and medium-density fiberboard (MDF). These materials have glues and adhesives that contain a variety of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde. Studies have shown that off-gassing from formaldehyde can lead to various cancers and respiratory concerns.  

The furniture at Amish Furniture Showcase is made from high quality, solid wood free of toxic glues and formaldehyde. Below are 3 health benefits to furnishing your home with solid wood:

The Health Benefits of Solid Wood Furniture

Less VOC’s Means Cleaner Air in Your Home

The VOC’s, or volatile organic compounds, found in particleboard and MDF are harmful chemicals that off-gas into the air we breathe. These VOC’s can cause asthma, allergies, chronic illnesses, and even cancer. Furniture made from solid wood means less VOC’s and cleaner air in your home.

Improve Your Mental Health

Studies have shown furnishing your home or office with solid wood furniture can improve your overall well-being and stress levels. Wood has been viewed as a warm, natural, and relaxing material for interior design for centuries. By furnishing your home with wood furniture, you create an inviting, stress-free environment to live or work in.

Boost Your Productivity

When you imagine some of the world’s greatest authors, writers, and thinkers, you might imagine them sitting behind a wooden desk, focused on their next big idea. In a study on office spaces, productivity rates increased by 8% by including natural furnishings and decor.

Furnishing your home with the handcrafted, solid wood furniture from Amish Furniture Showcase guarantees a cleaner, healthier home for you and your family. Come check out our wide selection of desks, chairs, cribs, bedroom furniture, and more built by our skilled Amish and Mennonite Craftsmen. We hope to see you soon!