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Old 03-27-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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Default Where to buy affordable solid wood bedroom furniture?

I want to replace my entire bedroom without breaking the bank. Doesn't have to be top of the line, but something solid that will last a long time, preferably solid wood. I'd prefer to pay $2k to $4k. Maybe $5k if I really liked it. (Including bed frame, 2 nightstands, 2 dressers, mirror and maybe a mattress/box springs if we upgrade to a king bed.) Prefer to buy new. Not really for a good reason other than a lot of my furniture was Craigslist finds and this would be a splurge for us.

I guess I'm debating if I can find what I want at this price range or whether I should hold off for a bit. I'm in north Austin off 35/Tech Ridge. Heard Couch Potatoes may be a good place? Also heard mentions of Furniture Market but a friend told me they had a crappy experience with poor communication and waiting a long time for delivery.

Definitely want to skip Ikea this time, and hubby hates Crate and Barrel/West Elm kind of stuff. Probably something transitional, not into super modern stuff, and not looking for anything that looks antique.

Only places I looked so far was Star Furniture, Furniture in the Raw and Furniture Market. Actually liked FM stuff the best so far but didn't see anything "perfect."

Any suggestions? Open to ordering online as well. I'm in Houston frequently too (family) if anyone knows of a great place there that would deliver to Austin.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:20 AM
 
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I want to replace my entire bedroom without breaking the bank. Doesn't have to be top of the line, but something solid that will last a long time, preferably solid wood. I'd prefer to pay $2k to $4k. Maybe $5k if I really liked it. (Including bed frame, 2 nightstands, 2 dressers, mirror and maybe a mattress/box springs if we upgrade to a king bed.) Prefer to buy new. Not really for a good reason other than a lot of my furniture was Craigslist finds and this would be a splurge for us.

I guess I'm debating if I can find what I want at this price range or whether I should hold off for a bit. I'm in north Austin off 35/Tech Ridge. Heard Couch Potatoes may be a good place? Also heard mentions of Furniture Market but a friend told me they had a crappy experience with poor communication and waiting a long time for delivery.

Definitely want to skip Ikea this time, and hubby hates Crate and Barrel/West Elm kind of stuff. Probably something transitional, not into super modern stuff, and not looking for anything that looks antique.

Only places I looked so far was Star Furniture, Furniture in the Raw and Furniture Market. Actually liked FM stuff the best so far but didn't see anything "perfect."

Any suggestions? Open to ordering online as well. I'm in Houston frequently too (family) if anyone knows of a great place there that would deliver to Austin.
louis shanks is having their tent sale. You can usually get 50% of their normally expensive pieces.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:19 AM
 
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Four Hands has an outlet store. It only operates on the weekends. It's off of Burnett Road, can't recall the exact location but great deals can be had there.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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I want to replace my entire bedroom without breaking the bank. Doesn't have to be top of the line, but something solid that will last a long time, preferably solid wood. I'd prefer to pay $2k to $4k. Maybe $5k if I really liked it. (Including bed frame, 2 nightstands, 2 dressers, mirror and maybe a mattress/box springs if we upgrade to a king bed.) Prefer to buy new. Not really for a good reason other than a lot of my furniture was Craigslist finds and this would be a splurge for us.

I guess I'm debating if I can find what I want at this price range or whether I should hold off for a bit. I'm in north Austin off 35/Tech Ridge. Heard Couch Potatoes may be a good place? Also heard mentions of Furniture Market but a friend told me they had a crappy experience with poor communication and waiting a long time for delivery.

Definitely want to skip Ikea this time, and hubby hates Crate and Barrel/West Elm kind of stuff. Probably something transitional, not into super modern stuff, and not looking for anything that looks antique.

Only places I looked so far was Star Furniture, Furniture in the Raw and Furniture Market. Actually liked FM stuff the best so far but didn't see anything "perfect."

Any suggestions? Open to ordering online as well. I'm in Houston frequently too (family) if anyone knows of a great place there that would deliver to Austin.
pottery barn/restoration hardware/crate and barrel outlets in san marcos are hit or miss but you can get good stuff there.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:52 AM
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Haverty's, Star, Ashley, and Ethan Allen would be the first places I would go. Bought solid wood furniture from all in the past.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I have bought a lot of furniture at Furniture in the Raw. It is all solid wood, and is much more reasonable than most other furniture stores. I bought dining room chairs, a wall of bookshelves, a printer stand, breakfast room table and chairs, side cupboards for the dining room, etc. Some I finished myself, and some I had them finish. But it was all reasonable. If you ask about giving you a reduced price because you are buying a lot, they will do that. And I feel better that it is all solid wood - no pressboard or whatever so much of the furniture is now days. And most of it is made in the US.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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I have bought a lot of furniture at Furniture in the Raw. It is all solid wood, and is much more reasonable than most other furniture stores. I bought dining room chairs, a wall of bookshelves, a printer stand, breakfast room table and chairs, side cupboards for the dining room, etc. Some I finished myself, and some I had them finish. But it was all reasonable. If you ask about giving you a reduced price because you are buying a lot, they will do that. And I feel better that it is all solid wood - no pressboard or whatever so much of the furniture is now days. And most of it is made in the US.
I second that recommendation.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Thanks for the tips. Still looking. Anyone have any advice on what is reasonable to spend for solid wood furniture? (king bed frame, dresser with mirror, chest/tall dresser and 2 nightstands.) I don't want to spend so little and get crap, but don't want to overspend when I could get a better deal for something just as solid if that makes sense. Any advice appreciated.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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I think your budget is good. For a full bedroom set, $3k ought to get you a decent if not top-of-the-line one (assuming we're talking just a bed frame and not a mattress - that could add a bit more). $4-$5k should get you into the higher end consumer stuff. More than that and you're looking at designer/custom stuff.

I haven't actually ordered from these guys but I've used them as a reference in considering what to buy and how much to pay (as we're looking for a bedroom set too): Online Shopping for Home Furnishings, Home Decor & Outdoor Furniture | Hayneedle.com

I'd steer clear of Pottery Barn. They'll gouge you for something like this unless they're really on sale.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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We bought our bedroom furniture almost 40 years ago at an unfinished furniture place (not even in this state), had them finish them for us, and we have been happy with the set ever since. At an unfinished place you can see the wood and know it is solid. I know that the Shaker furniture place sells solid wood, but it is really an expensive place. At places like Pottery Barn, you could be getting the cheap stuff, just sold at a high price.
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