Furniture Shopping

A while ago I was helping my parents pick out a new chest of drawers when it became apparent that buying a quality piece of furniture can be prohibitively expensive.

In my house we’ve always had a preference for solid wood construction but this seems a rarity in high street stores and if you can find it you pay a huge premium for the pleasure. If like me you enjoy an antique look, then it is possible to pick up some great pieces at auctions and online sales, however you are limited in terms of design and the added concern of condition checks can make purchases a lengthy process.

If you’re looking for a modern look you are even more limited! However I’ve recently discovered Furniture Plus Online who stock some beautiful solid oak and pine furniture at great prices, so I thought it was worth sharing a few pieces with you all today.

mcod350Mottisfont Waxed Solid Pine 11 Drawer Multi Chest  

My parents loved the Mottisfont chest of drawers with its clean lines and apothecary appearance. The combination of ascending drawer sizes makes this a versatile piece of furniture that could also double as a small sideboard.

lundyLundy Painted 2 over 3 Chest

I loved the Lundy pine painted chest of drawers. Made in the UK from solid pine and available with a solid oak top I think it would look beautiful sat in my bedroom.

sideboardMottisfont Painted Pine Chichester Sideboard

I love this sideboard! The drawer pulls are beautiful and the colour would look very at home in my dining room.

Mottisfont Waxed Solid Pine Large Floor Standing Wine Rack with Drawer

I think I need this one too, to match the sideboard of course! I’m having visions of wondrous dinner parties already.


To take a look at the full range of Solid Oak Furniture from Furniture Plus Online click here.