One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of furniture making is the legs. Not only are they often drab and unassuming, they are most commonly relegated a mere functional role as opposed to being integrated with the overall aesthetics of furniture pieces. This was not the case with period furniture however, which prided itself with a thorough mastery of aesthetics and exacting attention to detail, right down to the furniture legs itself.
Nowadays, this practice has become largely non-existent, thanks in part to mass-production taking the place of custom-made furniture. However, it is not at all impossible to restore the old aesthetic practice of incorporating unique and eye-catching furniture legs to your preexisting furniture.
This 2019, there is an ongoing trend for incorporating metal and chrome legs to a wide assortment of furniture. While this aesthetic may hearken back to the late 70s and early 80s, it is not something altogether unsightly. Metal furniture legs may in fact offer some advantages to your furniture that you might not want to miss out on.
Here’s a quick look on some of the benefits that metal furniture legs can offer you:
• Added structural integrity – compared to wooden legs, metal furniture legs add an extra touch of structural integrity to furniture pieces, this makes sure that you won’t have to worry about even the slightest possibility of accidentally breaking a furniture leg.
• Aesthetic compliment – adding metal legs to a wood chair or a sofa may seem strange, but the contrast of metal to wood or metal to upholstery will add a touch of uniqueness to your furniture that will make it more than just a functional object, but a conversation piece at the same time.
• Low-maintenance – metal legs are low-maintenance. If you’ve ever had a favourite recliner that you have always wanted to carry outside for a perfect evening but were afraid to ruin the woodwork, you’ll have no such trouble if they have metal legs. Chrome furniture legs are even more low-maintenance than wrought iron, brass, or alloy legs and will retain its expressive shine for years.
• Long-lasting – metal furniture legs will last far longer than wooden ones, especially for furniture that you intend to use for outdoor purposes.
If you are looking for the best examples of metal furniture legs for your home or office furniture, or custom-made furniture for any and all applications, then visit us here at Peter Ross Enterprises.