Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping. Furniture is also used to hold objects at a convenient height for work (as horizontal surfaces above the ground), or to store things.
Furniture can be a product of design and is considered a form of decorative art. In addition to furniture's functional role, it can serve a symbolic or religious purpose. It can be made from many materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Furniture can be made using a variety of woodworking joints which often reflect the local culture.
Other articles related to "furniture":
... Erotic furniture, represents any form of furniture that can act as an aid to sexual intercourse ... be used for this purpose, the most common form of furniture employed for sex is the bed, but couches and sofas come a close second ... These are not strictly erotic furniture, as their primary use is not erotic ...
... table" or game table, which leads to confusion with pieces of furniture (antique or modern) which are built specifically for gaming only, with no intention or ... of the nobility and of the richer members of society during the 18th century, specialized furniture followed ... chamber (thanks to big, sturdy transportable furniture), the trend now was towards a large number of smaller rooms in which smaller and more delicate specialized furniture stayed in permanence ...
... The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers commonly referred to as the Furniture Makers or the Furniture Makers Company, is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London ... The Furniture Makers is the British furnishing industry’s central organisation, charity and patron ... to designers, craftsmen and manufacturers exhibiting the highest standards of British furniture production ...
... Teak is used extensively in India to make doors and window frames, furniture, and columns and beams in old type houses ... the construction of both indoor and outdoor furniture ... makes it particularly suitable for outdoor furniture applications ...
... All different type of woods have unique signature marks, that can help in easy identification of the type ... There are hardwoods and softwoods ...
Famous quotes containing the word furniture:
“An Illinois woman has invented a portable house which can be carried about in a cart or expressed to the seashore. It has also folding furniture and a complete camping outfit.”
—Lydia Hoyt Farmer (18421903)
“They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)
“There I was dragging the ocean, that knock-out,
in and out by its bottle-green neck, letting it chew
the rocks, letting it haul beach glass and furniture sticks
in and out.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)