I started buying my furniture at auction years ago
when I realised that for the price of an Ikea unit
made from particleboard and liable to start looking frayed before if even finished putting it together,
I could get something in solid hardwood
that had survived 300 years and looked all the better for it.
I also discovered that woodworm from old furniture
and once in your house will happily devour
your Ikea furniture as well.