When it comes to purchasing wooden furniture for your home, you may not have given much thought to the material other than whether you can afford it or not or if its in with your existing colour scheme and decor. However, there are genuinely good reasons why you should invest in solid wood furniture such as the painted pine and oak available from Nest at Number 20. In the following post we are going to discuss some of these reasons. Reasons why more people are spending their money wiser when furniture shopping and why you should too.

Pine is Visually Appealing

Pine is famed for its natural grain colours. Compared to other woods used furniture construction, pine is a lot lighter. One of the biggest draws to pine, despite its natural visual appeal, is the fact that it’s incredibly versatile with regards to painting and staining it and can be augmented and altered by virtually any colour you desire.

Durable and Robust

Another major reason why you should invest in furniture made from pine wood is that it’s not only good looking, but robust and durable. It can last as long as many decades, if properly looked after and not pushed beyond what is acceptable use. So, regardless if you’re buying the furniture for a bedroom, living room, dining room or even your garden, pine furniture will always be a great investment.

Durability of furniture is obviously important, as we’ve all suffered the problems that come from buying poor quality furniture made from cheaper, less sturdy materials. This often results in you having to repair or even replace the furniture long before you expected to.  There’s arguments that plastic and even metal furniture is considerably less expensive than wooden options. However, the problem is again the durability of these other materials is not nearly as good as pine and other solid woods.


Although it should not be the main thing you consider when buying furniture, the cost is something that should always be factored into your decision about which furniture to buy. There’s no denying the fact that solid pine furniture tends to be more expensive than plastic and metal alternatives. However, it’s still more cost-effective in the long run. As solid pine is more durable, it will last longer than the cheaper pieces. So, even with the higher upfront cost, it will actually save you money in the long run


Pine, thanks to its naturally light grain colouring, has a very homely, countrified feel. However, it’s still versatile that it can still be used in most rooms in your home. So, it doesn’t matter if you are looking to buy a Welsh dresser or sideboard for your dining room or wardrobes and chests of drawers for bedrooms, pine furniture will fit right in nicely with your decor and the rest of your furnishings. As Nest at Number 20 give you the option to choose your own Farrow and Ball paint colour, you will find it even easier to find the right pine furniture for room.

So, next time you are in the market for some furniture for your home. Whether it’s for your kitchen, dining room, reception area or a bedroom, think carefully before opting for metal or plastic just because of their cost. We’ve shown from the above, that there are many great reasons to invest in solid pine furniture instead. If you do, you’ll be rewarded with high quality pieces that are not only stunning to look at, but will last you much longer and as pine can be easily repaired, if the issues are minor, you won’t have to replace it so soon.