Are Those Real? 5 Ways to Tell Solid Wood from the Imposters.

One of the things that I see on ads all the time when I am looking for old furniture to refinish is “Solid wood… SUPER HEAVY!” In most cases, it IS very heavy… but weight doesn't make it solid. I've learned to tell a quality piece of furniture from something that isn't worth my time, and I usually ignore what's written in the ad.