Imagine that you have moved into an unfurnished apartment. Now suppose that you have also moved a number of boxes into that apartment. Furthermore each of those boxes contains either papers or books. You need a way to store those papers.
In such a situation, the new apartment dweller might want to think about buying a piece of unfinished furniture. A store full of such furniture is apt to have the sort of piece that can become an attractive storage unit. What are the advantages and drawbacks to the purchase of unfinished wooden furniture, i.e. furniture that requires a final finishing job?
A storeroom full of unfinished wooden pieces for the home seldom contains anything other than furniture. In contrast, a store full of second hand furniture could also have a number of inexpensive decorative items. A search for an item of furniture could well get sidelined, if the shopper felt tempted to examine some low cost decorative pieces.
That then underlines the big advantage to shopping for furniture in need of a final finishing job. A drawback to that line of shopping might be described as “added expenses.” Whenever someone buys a piece of still to be finished furniture, they need to buy sandpaper and stain as well.
Sometimes too, the person who obtains a yet to be finished piece of furniture needs to purchase a simple tool. Suppose, for example that someone bought a wooden dry sink. Such a storage unit could have one or more parts that need to be screwed onto the dry sink. Performance of that process would require a Phillip’s screwdriver. Thus the person buying the dry sink must also have or buy the appropriate screwdriver.
Of course, that is a minor inconvenience, when weighted against the advantages associated with the purchase and use of furniture that needs finishing.