I was having lunch today with my friends, including Linda who manages the huge Dania down at Southcenter. I was telling her about the not-so-great furniture construction we found under the chipped veneer on the Ralph Lauren table (this is a table that retails for $3,000, with it's "clearance" marked at $999).
She just kept nodding her head and saying that a lot of furniture is now made like that. Forget heirloom quality construction, it's all for show.
So... In light of finding good quality at "reasonable" prices - here's a shout-out to my friends Rene and Teresa of McKinnon Furniture. This is the real deal, quality made and local to boot!