When you visit the furniture stores to buy a new pine wardrobe there are a few things you should have in mind to ensure that the one you get is the most suitable for your needs. These needs will range from the size of the wardrobe, the size of your room and what the wardrobe actually looks like. You want to make sure that you are buying a solid pine wardrobe.
Before you leave home you should have already measured up the bedroom to work out exactly what the size wardrobe will fit in the space. While you've got that tape measure out, it might be a good idea to go through the house measuring doorways as well just to be sure you don't have any nasty surprises as you try to get your new purchase in through the door.
When looking for a pine wardrobe there are some construction flaws to look for that will tip you off that the wardrobe you're looking at isn't as solid as it could be. Things such as splits around the screws and dowels are an indicator that the wardrobe may not last as long as it should. If the pieces are joined with staples rather than screws this is another signal to steer clear of the wardrobe.
Check that the entire wardrobe is plumb and that it sits properly on the ground. Any misalignment of the wardrobe can be easily picked up by giving the wardrobe a rock form one of the corners. If it rocks to any considerable degree it is a good sign that the corners are not square.
Now go through the doors and, if the wardrobe contains them, drawers. Open and close them all checking that the run smoothly on their runners and that the doors open properly, the hinges are properly screwed in and that the door closes again properly, catching on the return where it should.
The thing to remember when looking to buy a solid pine wardrobe is that there are many stores that sell very similar items. Don't be afraid to walk out of the store on a wardrobe that you considered was a very strong contender. There will almost certainly be a similar one in the next store you visit and at least you've avoided buying a piece of furniture that had a good chance of falling apart on you.
You don't get a solid pine wardrobe by chance, you do your homework and you know what to look for. Taking extra precautions will save you money and time in the long run.