Particleboard Bites

In this day and age, when cheaper seems to be better because of the recession and people losing their jobs, gone is the understanding that particleboard does not provide good value.

With a recession in full swing and purses and wallets crying out for economic relief, many Americans are turning to cheap and inexpensive items to furnish their homes. “Unfortunately, they are mistaken in their belief that cheap will do ‘for now,’ and that it doesn’t matter what it looks like because it’s a real bargain,” outlined James Talarchyk of Tampa’s Bear Creek Closets.

Sadly, real bargains aren’t really bargains. They usually result in the consumer returning the item, as it failed within a few days or discovering the item chips badly and gets warped when wet. The ugly duckling in the corner of the living room that pretends it’s a home entertainment center will have the TV shelf sag and snap, the handles of the doors fall off and the DVD area chip. What was once not a bad looking entertainment unit becomes garage sale material pretty quickly, leaving the owners looking for something to replace it.
The fact of the matter is that if someone wants to go the cheap route, they will be faced with having to replace the “not so lovely” piece of furniture much sooner than they had expected. “That means in a period of conceivably two years, a consumer may put out hard earned money twice to buy a home entertainment unit that just won’t stand up to the wear and tear it gets from the family,” added Talarchyk.

Buying twice what could have been purchased just once seems to be a real waste of money. Think about spending a bit more money on quality crafted furniture that will be there day in and day out for many years to come without disintegrating like cheap and tacky chipboard does. Think about the smart buy solid wood like maple or other hardwoods would be.

“Purchasing a solid wood custom made home entertainment system that turns the living room of your home into an elegant place to watch TV or listen to music is well worth the little bit extra paid up front to get a product that is finely crafted with minute attention to even the smallest of details,” explained Talarchyk. All finishing touches are top quality; none of the cheap hinges that fall off after a month of rough use. The handles and knobs all remain in place and don’t fall off when twisted the wrong way.

Any person in their right mind would dream about a custom home entertainment center expertly designed with the buyer’s home space in mind; a unit that is a part of the home, not something stuck in the corner because it is the only place it would fit for now. “For those who relish high tech gadgets, games, CD players, DVDs and all their accessories, a Bear Creek Closets reasonably priced home entertainment center fits the bill. Bear Creek has the skill, knowledge and understanding to create the perfect foil for your dreams,” said James Talarchyk of Tampa’s Bear Creek Closets.

James Talarchyk is with Tampa closet and Tampa custom closet maker Bearcreek Closets. To learn more about custom closet systems or custom home office systems, visit

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